Lucid Moon

Lucid Moon


Is there any more unifying element in nature than the moon? Who on this Earth has not looked up at it and dreamed their dreams? Suns bake, winds blow devastation, rain washes homes away, but the moon is simply there, pulling our tides and our hearts in different directions.

Lucid Moon

With half a life lived in the dark,
an owl’s hoot, an answering bark,
the moon across the water scattered,
ragged clouds, wispy and battered––

I float in night and solitude,
the night determining my mood.
I lie in darkness and I brood,
a nightly lucid interlude.

When sunlight comes in fits and starts,
the day brings out my other parts.
They rise in me from dawn to noon,
dispelling powers of the moon.

Thus balanced between dark and light,
each half consumes its daily bite.
I welcome each within its time
Life varied, balanced and sublime.

for d’Verse Poets moon prompt.

11 thoughts on “Lucid Moon

  1. Rob Kistner

    Wonderful rhyme here Judy! The writing is captivating — the peace and release that is the moon at night. I believe we may all go stir crazy without our lunar escape. great piece my friend… 🙂✌🏼❤️

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  2. kim881

    I really like the rhymes in your poem, Judy, and the sounds of the ‘owl’s hoot’ and ‘answering bark’, which add to the atmosphere you have created. I especially like the lines:
    ‘Thus balanced between dark and light,
    each half consumes its daily bite.’



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