Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | April 14, 2012

Moon Beams Talk! (moon poems)

Poetry by Don Segal

Several poems influenced by moonlight, or affected by the moon at night looking down on us?! Poems include “An Imitation of Wholeness” about the apparent emptying and filling out of the monthly moon, “Connecticut River Valley” shows the moon and sun in opposition to each other, and others

AN IMITATION OF WHOLENESS
The waxing Gibbous moon
Bulges almost full in the West
Like a heart disfigured
In an imitation of wholeness.

The waxing Gibbous moon
Bulges almost full in the West
Soon to be renewed.

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY
Oh Moon, you rose up in the East,
Just slightly seen,
Where gentle hills and sky must meet.

Opposing you Sun barely hung,
Its reddish rays
Turned greening trees to burnt autumn.

For a moment the glowing discs
Watched each other
Across the river, as one slips
Below the edge, leaving the night
For pale full Moon
To shine on me…

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