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FULL MOON, NOVEMBER

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FULL MOON, NOVEMBER

What color is it? that luminous light
throwing patterns past midnight under my 
archway, and on the sand of the ocean
where I used to walk, wading home in the surf
from Moore's dance floor, where there was a real
live band on Labor Day at summer's end, 
where window after window facing the roiling 
sea brought a salt aphrodisiac as if 
the moon was not enough? 

Is it the pale blue of Roquefort, or more like Stilton, 
color of cream, you might say, more radiant than light 
spilled by the indecent bright glare of the Sun God?  
It's the 'Minuit' stare of the Maid In The Moon, no 
matter its color. She wakes us from sleep to put 
our feet in her deep-cast beauty, to trouble 
our hearts for lost youth and love, and if she's 
not made of cheese, as fairy tales tell us -- No 
matter! She brings us to our knees.

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  1. Date: 12/9/2011 11:03:00 PM
    wow, nola. I am glad I thought to look up one of your older poems tonight. this is gorgeous. Am missing you! where did you go recently?

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 6:51:00 AM
    I love the image...Nola, and the ending is very cute....every word is a delight.... Especially when mother owns the night.... By the way.. My daughter and son.. Have written here on the soup... And I'm a bit jealous of my daughters better ways... Of writing.. She throws me poetry lines quicker than I think... Thank you for the time... And comment...always..Linda

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 6:03:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your poetry and wish you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be Nola. May inspiration come into your soul each and every day. I will stop in at the Soup and see how you are doing from time to time. Love and best wishes always, Carol