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Hocus Moon

she looks on earth with joyless eye
beneath her light, the lonely cry
and so I'll pluck her from the sky

happis crappis, alakazam
eye of newt and elephant yam
a conjured spell on mystic sphere
I'll tug my ear and call her near
then pluck the moon out of the sky

by strange magic or hocus trick
I’ll tempt her with a wand or stick
out of the sky, out of the sky
I'll pluck the moon out of the sky

companionless before the day
still in her mist, the hopeful pray
then watch her slowly fade away

abracadabra, witches' brew
compel her light to cast askew
will her to pleasure, not give pain
so I ordain; by morning, wane
her loveless light shall fade away

her pale shadow will end the show
then wait the dawn, her fleeting glow
will fade away, will fade away
her loveless light will fade away.

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  1. Date: 1/20/2010 12:55:00 AM
    Celeste, Today I am taking the time to enjoy myself reading some of my favorite poems. Your poem, “Hocus Moon ” is one of my favorite poems. I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading it, again. Thank you for sharing. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/6/2010 2:58:00 AM
    Congratulations, Celeste. You have made it through the first round of judging for Poetrysoup October 13, 2009 poetry contest! Your poem, "Hocus Moon" (Good title) is magnificent. Every word fits perfectly. Your conjures are imaginative. I particularly got a chuckle with "happis, crappis, alakazam. 2009 was a successful year of poetry for you. I come, now, wishing you continued success in your writing endeavors throughout 2010 and for many years to come. God be with you. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:24:00 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 9:35:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 1:09:00 PM
    Celeste, as a Moon Child, I loved this poem. Wonderful images and a bit of "hocus pokus" as well! Thanks for your comments on "Crosses on Canopy Road." Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 1:25:00 PM
    Sunset, she'll return. I liked this one. Thanks for your comment onAdjusting to change. You are right. The Republicans seem to be fighting anything Obama tries. He has a monumental task to turn this country around and we need to stand 100% behind him. They fought JFK also. They literally bogged Jimmy Carter down then went running to him everytime they had a difficult foriegn policy decision. We have idiots on both sides of the fence. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 7:39:00 AM
    Wow!!! This is awesome!!!! Seriously, the flow is perfect and how many of us would love to pluck the moon right out of the sky? I am sitting here still smiling. Love and hugs, Christie

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 7:05:00 AM
    I just love the title of this piece..this is so well done.. I enjoyed the last two verses immensely..very good write that brought me in. Good work.