Full Moon II

CC BY-NC 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/45082883@N00/8690580086 Full moon through tree branches (4)   Michael Sauers  Travelin' Librarian

Full moon through tree branches (4)
Michael Sauers
Travelin’ Librarian(CC BY-NC 2.0)

Two months ago I posted Full Moon. A birthday poem for some one I once knew well.  The end of the poem was

“..And some things wax. And some things wane. But you and I and what we had that stays the same.”


Thinking about it, that ending is a triumph of rhyme over reason. Or hope over experience.  True, that “what we had stays the same” , frozen in time. But, the “you and I”  of the poem have changed beyond recognition.  So, it’s full moon again and  here is Full Moon II. In the meantime I’ve found out that, yes, the moon and earth are inching apart- by about 1.5 inches a year – all to do with tides (see here for more info)

Full Moon II

Look up,
the full moon looks back,
still in the sky,
After all those turnings.

Look up,
all moves apart
inch by inch,year by year.

You, me,
the moon.
No more june,
no more spoon.

Copyright 2013 Pete Carroll (CC-BY)

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