“July Moon”….from “White Cranes of Heaven”

 (the carelesscatholic.com)

 

 

JULY MOON

A pale moon rises,

Unheralded, surprising us

With its presence so early at dusk.

 

The summer heat makes it waver

Like a ghost under water.

The cicadas hold their breath-

Their leg-fiddles muted,

And the earth turns quiet

If only for a moment.

 

Brushing the lush green tree tops

It floats upward into a still-lavender sky,

Gaining presence, strength, gleam

As it balances in the darkening light,

A well-trod path– fascinating eternity.

 

A world-weary face appears

And casts a bemused gaze downward

Before sailing through the night

Into the harbor of Dawn.

 

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2010, 2012

 

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2 Responses to ““July Moon”….from “White Cranes of Heaven””

  1. Richard Cody Says:

    Beautiful words for a beautiful moon.

    Like

  2. ladynyo Says:

    thank you, richard.

    jane

    Like

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