Wild Goose Poetry Review

Contemporary Poetry, Reviews, and Commentary

Mary Ricketson, “Lunar Magic”

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Mary Ricketson

Watch this winter wolf moon.
Here, grab a coat, sit with me on my deck.
Sky colors, pink, yellow, violet-
light up bright beneath this lunar face.

Watch, spellbound next to me,
quiet, no distraction. There is power
in the moon. Look, how the stars know their place,
let the moon howl at center stage.
Full brilliant light rules the night.
Emotion speaks on its own accord. Listen.
Watch till clouds cover the face of the moon.

Written by wildgoosepoetryreview

June 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I love this poem all the way through “Emotion speaks on its own accord. Listen.” —and once I’ve read those lines I long for nothing more, feeling as if I have gotten to where the poem needs me to be. (I can’t tell you how often I’ve written “moon” and backed away from the draft—finishing a moon poem is a momentous act!)

    Phebe Davidson

    June 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  2. Mary, the reader is right there with you!

    Maren O. Mitchell

    June 28, 2014 at 11:19 pm

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