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West of the Moon, East of the Sun

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West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Akin, somewhat
to childhood tale of avian maidens
molting downy wings in haste
lest mortal eyes espy them
bathe in waters silvered
by the lunar light,
and having laved would vanish
winging with the night winds,
to the vastness, infinite,
the stars, east of the sun,
west of the midnight moon.

For we,
like them, have shed our fabric
wings to swim in pools of dusty
tungsten light in rooms,
and having loved, would gather
plumage strewn in haste, preen,
part with furtive glances, both
to blend, diverge in traffic din, 
the fumes, the dust swirling,
the smog, west of the moon,
east of the setting sun.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 3:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor Miguel and the best to you in the finals. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:27:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 1:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Miguel! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:40:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 7:01:00 PM
    good job at the imagery! wonderful poem! keep it up.------Ell

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 10:25:00 AM
    Dear Miguel, Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry this week. Lainie

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 10:38:00 PM
    Hi Mano're such a great poet...the pride of Guiuan ,Eastern Samar,Philippines ! I hope to read more poems from you...

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 10:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured! It's Wonderful! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 10:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 9:35:00 AM
    Vibrant and beautiful imagery here, Miguel. Reads like a ballad ... smile ... Congratulations on your writing being featured this week at the Soup!!

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 5:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Miguel. Love, Carol