Moon Sonnets


Moon Sonnets
Originally uploaded by anselm23.

Well, the October moon sonnets — both full and new — are written. I just haven’t had a chance to type them up yet. On the other hand, the page in my notebook where I wrote them looked so nice, I figured you all would like to see it. Here they are, and if you go to my Flickr.com account site, you’ll be able to view them at a larger size, and even read them.

If someone typed them up, I’d also be quite grateful.

6 comments

  1. Sonnet for the October Full Moon

    Hail, lady Moon, as a chill sharpens breeze
    And leaf-fall hastens from chestnut and elm
    Gull and crow alone still remain at ease
    Both wren and mosquito have fled this realm
    Retreating south, or into patient egg
    Aster forgets her age-old covenant,
    Spreads one last violet bloom ere frozen fog
    Wraps her in shackles hard as adamant
    A victim of winter’s murderous kiss
    Yet hillsides barter emeralds for rubies
    And trade their celadon for topaz bliss
    Rockstar goose leads V of honking groupies
    Water snake spends final day under sun
    Engorged with last meal his venom had won.

    28 October 2007
    Pomfret, CT 06258

  2. Sonnet for the October Full Moon

    Hail, lady Moon, as a chill sharpens breeze
    And leaf-fall hastens from chestnut and elm
    Gull and crow alone still remain at ease
    Both wren and mosquito have fled this realm
    Retreating south, or into patient egg
    Aster forgets her age-old covenant,
    Spreads one last violet bloom ere frozen fog
    Wraps her in shackles hard as adamant
    A victim of winter’s murderous kiss
    Yet hillsides barter emeralds for rubies
    And trade their celadon for topaz bliss
    Rockstar goose leads V of honking groupies
    Water snake spends final day under sun
    Engorged with last meal his venom had won.

    28 October 2007
    Pomfret, CT 06258

  3. Sonnet for the October New Moon

    Hail, bright crescent, as crickets slowly sigh
    As yellow crowds out green from twig and leaf
    Yellow jacket’s bite, as painful as brief,
    Stings cadence to geese’s honking good-bye
    Who flee on swift wings from islands turned dry
    Peninsulas, where fox and raccoon-thief
    Bring eider and mallard to sudden grief.
    Flickers of black sparrows spatter the sky.
    Deer linger and graze at the forest verge;
    Turkeys gobble in marsh as dusk deepens;
    Carmined cloud reflects crimsoned ridge of trees
    Oak galls may become next year’s hornet scourge.
    First walnuts thud down, then green skin blackens;
    Even squirrel feels the twilight’s dis-ease.

    16 October 2007
    Pomfret, CT

  4. Sonnet for the October New Moon

    Hail, bright crescent, as crickets slowly sigh
    As yellow crowds out green from twig and leaf
    Yellow jacket’s bite, as painful as brief,
    Stings cadence to geese’s honking good-bye
    Who flee on swift wings from islands turned dry
    Peninsulas, where fox and raccoon-thief
    Bring eider and mallard to sudden grief.
    Flickers of black sparrows spatter the sky.
    Deer linger and graze at the forest verge;
    Turkeys gobble in marsh as dusk deepens;
    Carmined cloud reflects crimsoned ridge of trees
    Oak galls may become next year’s hornet scourge.
    First walnuts thud down, then green skin blackens;
    Even squirrel feels the twilight’s dis-ease.

    16 October 2007
    Pomfret, CT

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