June New Moon Sonnet

Hail, bright crescent, veiled and revealed by turns
when clouds break open to show starry night.
Drape earth with comforters of New York ferns;
count black-eyed susans like pieces of eight.
Indian pipe cleaves soil where it gets
latest vintage of mole-and-worm-chewed leaves.
Barn swallows cruise over wet fields in flits.
Luna moth dances with fluttering sleeves.
Golden days recall with golden blossom —
goatsfoot, bird’s foot trefoil, celandine —
death scenes between coyote and opossum
and small grapes ripening on wild vine.
Pods of day lilies prepare to burst wide,
so life may go on when the bloom has died.

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