Tag Archives: moon

tanka written on the occasion of the solar eclipse

phantom moon moving
through light of a greater glow
‘world enough and time’
to see, to hear, to touch yes
‘all things bright and beautiful’

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

NOTE: Line 3 is from Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”; line 5 is the first line of the hymn of the same name.

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dark cloud for a cowl
the moon peers out warily
the tempest runs wild

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

the impossible dream

like hands, Spring leaves reach
for the moon haloed in mist:
unobtainable

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

in these times: night in America

framed by clouds  the moon
glides west  hushed  fair-minded  free
unlike the land below

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

illusion

seen from this angle:
candle’s flame set on a snag:
haze-encircled moon

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

late Autumn kinky nocturne

night   clouds: backdrop for
the naked trees’ shadow dance.
moon and I: voyeurs.

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

late summer mise en scène

crickets sing and dance
in the tall grass damp with rain
the moon shows itself

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016