moon word - November 23, 3014s

author’s note:

The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon that occurs closest to the Fall Equinox in September…

It was given that name because farmers were able to harvest late into the night on that date, thanks to the bright moonlight.

I wish you many prosperous Harvest Moons.


Though I’d turned my eyes down
I could not avoid the truth:

from a black pool
The Moon spoke,
quite clearly:

one moment
you’ll find me shining
as a full white goblet

then in the next
you will only see
a pale crescent puddle
at the bottom of my glass

but at such times
I am really no less…

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
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