Merciful moon

Merciful moon

Full wholesome immaculate moon
            I have waited for you all my life
your perfect roundness in the dark sky
            your dimpled surface that shines down
and illuminates our nightly ventures
            the stuff we play at
our trusted dreams
            All my life
waiting for fulfilment
            for someone whose love would
shake me to the core of my being
            moon without shadow without guile
hues of ivory or soft white linen
            star-kissed ever faithful moon

John Lyons

 

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Moonshot

Moonshot

The other night
making my way home
a large creamy moon
distended in the sky

not quite full
in fact on the wane
and bulging gravidly
as though about to burst
and pour its light
across the face of the earth

but it has no light
and knows nothing
of love or our hopes
or dreams though
it rules the tides
of our emotions

John Lyons

Cosmic moon

Cosmic moon

In the still night
           a bright moon seen
from my window on the world
           full almost
but shrouded in mist
           and I think
what silence
           before the stars were born
what emptiness
           before the appearance of space
what an eternity
           before the first pulse of time
a lightless lovelessness
           beyond comprehension
without word or tongue
           or creed or earthly ambition
pure nothingness
           no birth
no exhumation
           no mortal lullabies of pain
no narrowing lust for gold
           no blissful palpitations
in the blood
           no dust unto a dust
to return
           no breathing grace
no thing
           no no

John Lyons