Welcome to National Poetry Month. It is also National Sexual Abuse Awareness month, April Fool’s Day, my friend’s birthday and a full blue moon. Participating in NaPoWriMo is doing one a day, like vitamins. I already missed April 1st. I’ll do my best. This one is for the moon.
On the the cusp of your five-billionth birthday
As a battered crater satellite
blood or harvest
And plain old white
Hangs out with stars
The celebrity of night
Arrives on a diamond carpet of evening
With extraordinary round, pearl opulence
Pondered by Pythagoras, Copernicus
Aristotle and Galileo.
Eternal host of upturned eyes
a full throat howl
companion to earth
Bound by gravity and a rotating devotion
Serenaded by owl
Your fullness, causal to
lunatic graces and moonstruck madness
and a birthing of babies
With a generosity of luminosity
Wax and wane
Crescent, gibbous, half and quarter full
a sideways smile
devining tides and defining months
summing up years
Coranne, I absolutely love this poem, definitely one to be memorized and not to be forgotten.
Thanks. Arrived to a beautiful 3/4 hanging above the horizon here in New Mexico
that was a delicious poem!