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Harvest Moon

The sky is bright tonight,
The harvest moon a beacon
Eclipsing city lights,
Its orange glow a fire
That sets the sky aflame
And turns stray clouds 
Into puffs of smoke -
A haze of grey and gold
That envelops me
And hurls me back in time

To that silver shore
Where sand scatters like ashes,
Where your breath is the tide
That steals mine,
Your pulse the current
That speeds mine.
I could lie here for all time -
For a moment
With salt in my hair
And rapture in my heart.

Beneath a sky of staring stars,
A thousand eyes that blink
With wary wonder
At our courage to lie so close
To the blurred edge,
Where waves tear up the shore
Like icy claws or eager fingers,
Desperate for a touch,
For an illusion - 
A moment of warmth.
The sky is bright tonight,
The harvest moon a menace
Invading my mind's eye.

Copyright © Heather Ober

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:31:00 PM
    I came back to your very first poem that I repsonded to in NOvember. I was so right what I said here!!

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 2:58:00 PM
    I need to keep my eye on you. I think from what I have seen of your poetry, you are a really good writer!! This poem, for example, has the kind of devices I believe a good free verse poem should show! Keep commenting to me so I remember you. Once I get to seeing someone a number of times, they become imprinted on me!!

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 2:30:00 PM
    Great visuals. It drew me in beautifully.

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 11:42:00 AM lovely write Heather....I could stay here for all time... - oxox huggs Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 9:43:00 AM
    wow what an invasion,great write Heather

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 7/1/2012 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Richard! :)
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 5:36:00 AM
    A pleasure to read your poetry today Heather. I will try to come back later this week to read more. I have a spring cold and not up to reading for too long. Have a wonderful week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 2:08:00 PM
    Heather teriffic imagery,,..David

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/7/2012 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you! :)