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Harvest Moons

Hanging high in the autumn's ebon sky,
A Harvest Moon is so majestic to this beholder's eye!
Rays gently caress God's good Earth far below.
Vast is the reach of its calming, mellow glow.
Each silent passing of that eternal orb stirs feelings of romance,
Sharing it with my love as it traverses the heavens' vast expanse!
Trees raising arms as if in homage, clad in brilliant robes of gold,
Mark the passing of the Harvest Moon as they have from old.
Orbiting Mother Earth as it has done since the dawn of creation.
Octogenarian tho' I am, it yet fills my being with inspiration!
None but He could sate this mere mortal's soul with such a view.
So soon, all too soon, I must bid the Harvest Moon a sad adieu.
(August 27, 2012)

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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Placed No. 2 in  Francine Roberts' "Autumn Acrostic" Contest - September 2012

Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Wonderful ode to the harvest moon! really lovely, Congrats on your win. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 10:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Francine's "Autumn Acrostic" contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 5:02:00 PM
    This is a grand poem depicting the trees in robes of gold!! Magical images of romance too...congrats, Robert! Wonderful stuff here!!! gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 2:17:00 PM
    A fantastic write, Robert! You painted a wonderful picture with your words. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 1:02:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Robert..Great job..Congrats on your superb win...

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 11:06:00 AM
    excellent write my friend Robert...Congratulations on your big win!!!! cheers!!!

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:25:00 AM
    Oh l really love your winning poem Robert. A BIG Congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:11:00 AM
    How cool the way you got your O letter represented. This is really great work, Robert. I can see how it placed high. A stunner!! Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:47:00 AM
    Great going Robert. Enjoyed very much. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 12:42:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:28:00 PM
    Hi Bob H., , a wonderful congratulations with your wonderful win in Francine Roberts " Autumn Acrostic " love the breeze and image ~ always* PD

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:49:00 PM
    many congrats Bob on your second place win in my contest

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 1:19:00 PM
    Check the moon tonight - a blue moon. great acrostice.

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 10:57:00 AM
    the use of sensitive imagery really gives a nice accent to this piece, robert... thanks for your concern regarding the intense earthquake here; the force is centered in samar, very near leyte where you have gone before, so i think.. we are glued to the news.. so far, some buildings, bridges were destroyed; no details re casualties... i stay in manila ( 45 minutes by plane from my city), so i hope all will be right... winning hugggs and blessed be!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 7:48:00 AM
    Robert, you write with such sincerity, as you point out in this wonderful poem, I too, are filled with inspiration, after reading this.

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 2:15:00 PM
    Love this beautiful write, with the perfect but sad ending, Bob. Blimey, unless you were just joking about your age, I would have never guessed you were 80. Hope Vera is getting better each day. My best to both of you

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 4:48:00 PM
    Robert; You did it again. Another good one. Mark the passing of the Harvest Moon. I like that. Have a great day. Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 4:14:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your contest entry..Reads like a winner to me..Very emotive work..I think that the beauty that we will behold will outdo any moon lighted night that we have enjoyed here on earth..Sara

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 2:24:00 PM
    great poem, bob! it's so good to see your work here - i've missed you! i love some of the rhymes you've used here - romance and expanse is my favorite, but i also really like view and adieu. kudos to you, my friend!

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 1:26:00 PM
    lovely write, Bob. Hope all is much better now, my friend