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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Harvest Moon

image by gunel akhundlu
The moon is a bride
Ivory laced, she beckons
Autumn, her lover
Brings bouquets of red and gold
Leaves her at the altar, cold

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Harvest Moon and Tanka
and Poets United, Poetry Pantry 168

29 comments:

Robert Bourne said...

loved the image and the poem...

Kerry O'Connor said...

How perfect for the harvest moon - beautiful as a bride but ever cold.

NataĊĦa Dolenc said...

two great images: moon and autumn, they fit together :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i am rather fond of autumn, i dont mind being left cold at her altar among the leaves....

Mary said...

Really, isn't that the truth about the moon this time of year!!

Vandana Sharma said...

So lovely metaphors used and it feels so sad for the moon

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! This is fantastic!!!! How original, leaving her at the altar, cold!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! This is fantastic!!!! How original, leaving her at the altar, cold!

rudyan said...

gorgeous moon poem... original, visual

LaTonya Baldwin said...

I'm fond of autumn. I like how you combined the prompts.

Loredana Donovan said...

Cool, I like the imagery and personification.

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful image to compliment your lovely words...the harvest moon a bride..love your take on it

Bouncin Barb said...

Now that is very cool!

Fireblossom said...

Oh no! But that's the truth, isn't it?

Heaven said...

Perfect description of the moon: ivory laced bride, but cold ~ Your tanka is exquisite ~

Mademoiselle Modelle said...

Oh so cool poem...loved being left cold at the alter.

Ella said...

Gorgeous Lolamouse!
I would have to say this is my new favorite :D

Marian said...

cold... love it.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

I echo everyone's sentiments about this piece.

short sweet and perfect for the Autumn affair

gracias

Mynx said...

So very beautiful

Laura said...

beautiful!

Margaret said...

Oh. This is quite the mood setting tanka! Loved it.

grapeling said...

oh, I like this one Lola Mouse - what a twist

Sumana Roy said...


beautifully crafted.....

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Nicely done. Quite sad though.

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Pat Tillett said...

So visual and so good!