The Moon


Today J. Patrick Lewis offers a sneak peek at his newest book, PH(R)ASES OF THE MOON: LUNAR POEMS at Renee LaTulippe’s blog No Water River. He also posts an invitation to contribute a moon-inspired poem to the community collection. I shared a moon poem quite recently (here) and wanted to revisit the idea of the moon as a weaver. Here’s my response to his prompt.

The Moon

Bright skeins of moonbeams at her feet
She weaves a lacy night replete
with shadows deep and paths aglow
and nimbly crafts a lustrous flow
a gleaming throw o’er sleeping land
moon magic streaming from her hand

©2018 M. Hogan


8 thoughts on “The Moon

  1. Macxermillio says:

    It’s a good poem

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  2. Amanda Potts says:

    Mmm… I loved the imagery in the first poem, and it works really well again here. The rhyme scheme is masterfully used in a poem about weaving. I also really like how lacy night is the night with clouds but sends my brain towards “lacy nightgown.” The imagery is great.

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  3. This is gorgeous, Molly! I love “nimbly crafts a lustrous flow.”

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Catherine. That was a line I struggled with for a bit–word choice, syllable count, rhythm, etc.–so I’m especially glad you mentioned that you liked it.


  4. leeheffernan says:

    Love the penultimate line. I heard JPL speak several years ago at a conference. He really impressed me.

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