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Luna, to the depths of my fondest delight, You are regally dressed this beautiful night. Your beaming full face, frosted splendidly bright, Causes Venus to become pale in your sight. Your reflection shining down from your lofty height Dances on the swaying sea in bejeweled light. Known as the `beaver' full moon eclipse tonight, In awe still am l as your shadow takes flight. I rejoice in the return of your graceful might. © Connie Marcum Wong Note: **Why is the full moon known as the "beaver" full moon? The U.S. Naval Observatory's Geoff Chester offers the reasoning behind the name: "[The] name comes from Native American skylore reminding trappers to set their final traps for the season before the beaver ponds freeze up for the winter," Chester writes. He also notes this moon is sometimes also referred to as the "Frosty Moon."

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Date: 6/10/2015 6:56:00 PM
Not only is it beautiful but it's informative, Connie. BIG congrats for a marvelous win.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/11/2015 1:02:00 AM
Thank you Poetry Queen. I bow to your talent always. I appreciate your sweet comment my friend. Hugs, Connie
Date: 6/10/2015 2:37:00 PM
A wonderful tribute to our lovely moon, Connie! Congrats on your nice win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 6/11/2015 1:03:00 AM
Thank you very much Sandra. It was a pleasant surprise. hugs, Connie
Date: 6/10/2015 12:46:00 AM
Connie, a stunning poem. Congratulations, on your win. ThanXs for supporting my MooN contest. GoodNight **SKAT**
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Date: 6/10/2015 4:39:00 PM
Thank you very much for your high placement in your contest SCAT. I am surprized and delighted! I am so pleased you liked it. I havent been able to enter many contests lately so I am inspired by this win. Blessings, Connie
Date: 6/7/2015 6:23:00 PM
A beautifully written monorhyme, Connie, and I learned something, too! Thanks for sharing...hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 6/11/2015 1:04:00 AM
Thank you very much Rhonda. I appreciate your support. Blessings and hugs, Connie
Date: 5/25/2015 6:52:00 AM
Quite a wonderful tribute to Luna.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/11/2015 1:05:00 AM
Thank you very much M.L. I always enjoy reading your work! Hugs, Connie
Date: 5/19/2015 12:59:00 PM
This is a hauntingly beautiful poem that poetically draws on the allure of moon. Emile.
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Date: 6/11/2015 1:06:00 AM
Thank you very much for such a lovely comment Emile. I read your poem and it was just outstanding and I was happy to see it at the top of the list. Blessings, Connie
Date: 5/14/2015 3:18:00 PM
The Moon described so beautifully Connie, and a lovely informative paragraph at the bottom. Top marks, James :) :)
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Date: 6/11/2015 1:07:00 AM
Thank you very much for your generous comment James. Blessings, Connie
Date: 5/12/2015 3:47:00 PM
hmmm, I wonder what happened. Did you check the member box where you set things up. I have my notifications already turned off. they got to be so annoying. MOre notifications of silly replies to replies outnumbering actual comments of people having read my poems. It's a downer!! Thanks so much for always taking time to read and leave meaningful comments, my friend.
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Date: 6/11/2015 1:09:00 AM
You are welcome Andrea. I did check the member box but didn't see where you could turn it off or on. Email me with instructions if you have the time. Thanks....C
Date: 5/12/2015 11:01:00 AM
A nice bathing in the moonlight, Connie. Love, daver
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Date: 5/27/2015 7:50:00 PM
Thank you Daver. The moon is always a source of inspiration for me. Love, Connie
Date: 5/11/2015 3:57:00 PM
Connie, can't believe I ever missed this one. I really like it and I like how you gave us that information about the moon at the bottom. YOu are a wealth of information for so many of us!
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Date: 5/11/2015 9:39:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. Gee, for some reason I am not being notified when someone leaves me a message in my email anymore. I didn't change anything, so I haven't a clue why I am no longer being notified? I didn't even know these comments where here. Another one of my moon poems (smile).....
Date: 5/10/2015 6:20:00 PM
so interesting to hear about beaver moons Connie lovely poem with superb flow hugs 7
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Date: 5/11/2015 9:40:00 PM
Oh, thank you so much Shadow. I am not getting messages in my email for some reason and didn't know about this comment. hugs and thank you for the 7, Connie
Date: 5/7/2015 2:40:00 PM
There is a lyrical flow to your jeweled images. A stunning poem indeed!
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Date: 5/11/2015 9:41:00 PM
I appreciate your lovely comment Monterey. Thank you so much! hugs, Connie
Date: 5/6/2015 6:02:00 AM
She's magical, that moon...you've done her justice. Good luck.
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Date: 5/11/2015 9:42:00 PM
Thank you very much M.L. I didn't know these comments were here. I don't know why I am not being notified in my email like before? Cheers, Connie
Date: 5/3/2015 11:40:00 PM
Beautiful Connie, I want to answer your question, but it would get me in trouble, being Canadian and all!!! :) Hugs
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Date: 5/11/2015 9:43:00 PM
Gosh, I didn't even know these comments were here. Somehow I am not being notified in my email anymore. Thanks so much Arthur. Cheers, Connie
Date: 5/3/2015 10:56:00 PM
This is a superb poem and priceless jewel tribute to the princess of the universe my very dear friend, Connie. I love it so much and it's special form. You did it very well! Hugging it tight and you. Thank you so much for sharing! Thank you so much as well for your inspiring words on my Garden poem (it's an honor for me faving it) & your mother's day greetings. I'm yet a 2nd mother of my nieces, nephew and many kids at school. Happy Mother's Day too! HUGS! God bless you! love lots, Leonora
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Date: 5/11/2015 9:44:00 PM
Thank you very much Leonora. I am having some difficulty with my best eye, so I have to limit my time online. I appreciate your comment very much. Blessings, Connie
Date: 5/3/2015 12:05:00 PM
Ah, I learned something new in reading your imaginative poem as well as the explanation from Geoff Chester. I look back to my many weekends spent at sea and adore the line: "Dances on the swaying sea in bejeweled light." Indeed, this is just how it looks. Beautiful poem, Connie! Love, carolyn
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Date: 5/11/2015 9:47:00 PM
It does look that way Carolyn, I agree. Thank you so much for your comment. For some reason I am not being notified of comments anymore in my email and I didn't even know these comments were here. I hope you are doing well and you enjoyed the holiday. Blessings and Love, Connie
Date: 5/3/2015 11:12:00 AM
Wow, this flows and rhymes effortlessly. It sings and soothes the savage ear. I love this style of poetry, I love this poem. I hope to see it at the top of the winners list.
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Date: 5/11/2015 9:49:00 PM
Oh how sweet of you Armand. I am a bit behind. For some reason I am not being notified of comments in my email anymore and I didn't even know these comments were here. Thank you very much for such sweet praise. Blessings, Connie