Moon Sonnet

blood moon s

Its light spills out from everywhere—the moon–
a lantern in the sky, a mirrored sea
projecting the between of tide’s return,
throwing its questions at infinity.

The landscape shimmers, particles on fire–
breathes in, impatient, waiting with the stars
for orbits to conjoin as shadowed blood
that spills out, falling into otherwise.

Bewitched by moon beams, pushing into pull,
the spirits of the night become themselves–
a coiled diffusion standing in two worlds,
a melody that casts the wind with spells.

Transparent on the air, invisible–
the ancient shores of galaxies still call.

DVerse is featuring the sonnet form this month.  I always have difficulty with sonnets , which is why it’s taken me so long to compose even one.

blood moon close up s

The clouds cooperated and gave me a chance to see the magical moon last night.  It’s beautiful this evening, too, and equally enchanting.

moon eclipse comp


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35 responses to “Moon Sonnet”

  1. Jodi says :

    Such a beautiful tribute to the moon and its special event!

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  2. V.J. Knutson says :

    This is wonderful.

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  3. Suzanne says :

    I like your poem – it has a gothic feel to it that is echoed in the photos and painting. I get a sense of deep cosmic mystery from this post.

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Simply awesome words for a Moon and cosmic beauty at her best. Great poem.

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  5. jenanita01 says :

    Wonderful combination…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sharon Mann says :

    I’m awe of this whole inspiring package.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. rivrvlogr says :

    Thank you for sharing your art, Kerfe – both words and painting. I’ve been looking at the underside of clouds for the past 72 hours. Your words pull me right into your painting, which has to be as good as any viewing could be.

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  8. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Another beautiful tribute to the moon. Wonderful painting and words. Mesmerizing, Kerfe.

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  9. Roshanda says :

    Beautiful. Love the painting.

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  10. petrujviljoen says :

    We here (in South Africa) only had the wolf moon – without the super and the blood or the eclipse. Loved your sonnet Kerfe.

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  11. Frank Hubeny says :

    Very nice sound. I like the “mirrored sea”.

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  12. Alexander De says :

    I can’t decide if this is about that moon that enthralled us all so much, or a commentary on our tendencies to duality in this life. Your words send me into contemplation. Oh, and your disclaimer about struggling with sonnets goes out the window. ~Z

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  13. merrildsmith says :

    You hooked me with that first line, which can be taken literally or metaphorically. Beautiful poem, and well done with the sonnet. I think they are so difficult.

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  14. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    I always try to observe the ending of a sonnet… and I do think you sum it up well in that last line, if we spend all the time observing the sky I think we will finally understand our own small part of the universe.


  15. TeddyBarnabas1 says :

    i like the complex verbiage of the poem

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