I've got the moon on my mind -- thanks, in part, to the anthology MOONSTRUCK! Poems About our Moon edited by Roger Stevens, illustrated by Ed Boxall. Lots of gems in this book, and proof of poets' continued fascination with the moon. (A couple of my faves upon this latest reading: "Three Short Poems" by Tony Mitton and "You" by Jay Hulme. Do check this book out!)
I mean, who among you has NOT written a poem about and/or including the moon? Which is what makes it so difficult, as Karla Kuskin so brilliantly addresses in her poem "Write About A Radish," which begins with this stanza:
"Write about a radish
So of course I decided to write a new moon poem. :) Enjoy!
|photo by flikr from london, UK - flikr0114, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=384420|
If the Moon Were an Onion
then stars could only be
the sun's teardrops
as she halves,
preparing our nightfeast.
- Irene Latham