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Author Name: PremiumCorin 4 Comments
Date Added: January 24, 2011 20:01:01 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Red Rising Moon

A full moon, red and rising,
Drifts between high cloud
Above the Cotswolds.
Its face is stretched and distorted.
What could cause such an effect?
A great pall of smoke drifts over 
The village from two bright fires
As red as the moon.
It is a cold night, clear and starlit.
As the moon flies higher and higher
It pales to a delicate pink
Until, at last,
Its usual mournful face
Rides brightly across the sky -
The first full moon of a new year.
Though the strange distortion 
Is no longer seen
My mind feels uneasy,
As if this new year,
Its date a cardinal  prime number,
Is an ominous and fateful time.

Author's Notes:
A beautiful full moon last week.
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Comment By: Freemaggie lopez sherry wilbur on February 1, 2011 10:32:38 AM Report
well if go by the moons prediction then maybe so a distorted year to start but alas as you see  the year will will come back to normalsy whatever that may be. Very beatiful write . i feel the emotions and the beauty all wraped up in a strange yet beautiful red moon. always sherry.
Comment By: FreeM J W Hayes on January 27, 2011 09:05:07 PM Report

A fine and tranquil evocation of an uncommon sight. I did wonder if line 9 might have read better with...'It is a cold night, clear with starlight' though the original is still fine.Nice,


Comment By: FreeDirk Kruger on January 25, 2011 07:38:54 AM Report
Agree with Cindy, goed poem, well written, enjoyd it congrats

Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on January 24, 2011 10:44:03 PM Report

Excellent in word, form and mood. I love a good moon poem and yours is superb David!!


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