Where Sails …

moon

Where sails the moon this evening?

For it must be she: patient,

One-eyed queen and governess

Of summer heavens …

That fills the woodbine bugle

With warm narcotics that

Hypnotise and bewilder

Moths and mortals.

This timekeeper and turner

Of tides and histories

Has lessons for all who know

How to give attention;

Focus on her sky screen scribbles:

Learn of circles, times and joys,

Faces that change, masks that

Mean all and nothing,

Secrets that aren’t,

Dreams that should be,

Power in doubt and doubt in power.

Concentrate, my friend, for your

Life will be the test.

 

12/7/2013

Photo: www.commons.wikimedia.org

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10 thoughts on “Where Sails …

  1. Chatty Owl says:

    Oh dear me… This captivated me from the very beginning.. The moths, attracted to the one-eyed beauty.. What a choice of words! Absolutely amazing.
    *bowing in respect*

  2. Chagall says:

    A unique read from beginning to end. You had me with “warm narcotics.” 🙂 —–Chagall

  3. A wonderful mix of the moment and the dream state, the light and the dark, moths that saw away at the shadows ~wonderful !

  4. I am a “moon child” 🙂

  5. Focus on her sky screen scribbles:
    Learn of circles, times and joys,
    Faces that change, masks that
    Mean all and nothing,

    oh, what sublime poetry this is. ‘sky screen scribbles’, and who would think those three words combined could roll off the tongue as easily as it does. such a wonderful ode’ to the moon, just loved this so much.

    and ty, for liking that one i was quite ‘anxious’ about, it meant a lot to me that you did…..*smiles*

    • beeseeker says:

      Thanks in return. This, unusually for me went through umpteen changes: it really wasn’t about the moon to begin with, but think the editing and changes worked in the end.
      Thanks for your support.

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