Super Snow Moon


Under the Snow Moon

Moon of Snow, Moon of Sand.
Under a bleached white moon I stand.
Starless night, all alone.
Cold as ice. Cold as bone.

There you spin, far above.
Prompting wonder, prompting love.
Why is your light a different sort
Causing fierce creatures to cavort?

In the forest, eyes shine bright,
intent to tear, intent to bite,
but here at continent’s far rim,
with moon as bright, our passions dim.

Here the sand crabs burrow deep.
No predators to stir their sleep.
Light of moon and light of sun
are the same. Their light is one.

Your light reflects some foreign day.
I look once more, then turn away.
I take its memory to keep,
turn out the lights and go to sleep.

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I think these photos qualify for Cee’s texture prompt as well. Here’s her link:

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

16 thoughts on “Super Snow Moon

  1. slmret

    The photos are magnificent, Judy, and the poem a wonderful description of the features that make this moon different! I don’t remember the moon looking like a fruit, with the stem end so clearly defined! It really is cold and snowy!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      I’m amazed at the detail my camera gets. it doesn’t have a night setting and I didn’t bring a tripod, but even handheld, it does pretty well. It has an 80X lens. I need it simple or I’d never take pix.

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      1. slmret

        Your camera does an excellent job with the moon — I’ve never been satisfied with the moon shots I take, even with a 55-200 lens. These are wonderful — very bright and detailed!



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