Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue Moon In August

The August heat will not wane for the night
The black crow sky embraces a blue moon
and so we too embrace beneath the stars

How many wishes made upon these stars?
How many secrets shared within the night?
How often were we watched by jealous moon?

I know you'll always be there like the moon
We lend each other brightness like the stars
The heat of you awakens me at night

Love rare as nights of blue moons, falling stars.



Claudia said...

nice to wake by the heat of the one you love...smiles...and nothing better than a full moon in a warm summer night...nice

Brian Miller said...

nice..i love the constants...the moon...always there...the stars we wish on, well they fade or fall...made a few wishes on those, but love the moon always looking back...i like the thought of it jealous as well...smiles....nice job on the form.

Heaven said...

I like those rare nights like blue moons ~

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I loved the mood of this - perfectly pitched.

hedgewitch said...

This is beautiful, LM--and I love both the framing quotes. The moon is awesome tonight.

Semaphore said...

Well played... and that second stanza, where you pose all the questions - that was such a unique interposition in the framework of the tritina.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

I loved this one....and the pictures too they say a lot......somehow the moon came to most of us....

Dave King said...

Excellently done. I read it once without a thought about the form, which to my mind is as it should be. You nailed it!

Bryan M. White said...

Someone at work was saying that blue moon was when there was an extra full moon in a month, which I hadn't know before. And of course the old "once in a blue moon" instantly made more sense, but I still didn't know why it was called a "blue moon" in the first place. They kept saying, "It's when something only happens once in a while.", and I'm like, "Yeah, I got that part."

Mama Zen said...

Darkly beautiful!

darev2005 said...

And now I keep hearing Jimi Hendrix in my head:
"All I have is a red guitar,
three chords
and the truth."

Rachel Hoyt said...

Nice quotes for commemorating the blue moon! It was B-E-A-utiful. :)