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Wet Moon

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Sagan grins from a Pale Blue Dot As LCROSS finds water in Cabeus. Is Su Shih's bright moon finally told -- Echoed by Dickinson's moon of gold? Did Armstrong sit in contemplation O'er cheesy man-in-the-moon inspiration By Yeats, Coleridge, Thomas (Dylan) and Shelley; Li Po, Longfellow, Whitman and Lindsay? Under Moore's young moon of May we're planting Bamboo groves in moonbeams slanting. Moonrise to moonset, across dead rivers -- Elvis and Emily share moon-rock shivers. To Sandburg's moon of harvest silver, Wells used Cavorite (but just a sliver). Now, listen as the Selonites motion -- Whispering of Earth and its teeming blue ocean. While I, wild moon-child, begin to spool By the light of Merritt's Lovecraftian Pool: "Moon-water shall be the death of me This year."

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 9/13/2016 2:56:00 PM
I agree Tom Quigley's comment here. It's a fascinating write , this one of yours i have stumbled on in your Best poetry list. Very interesting how you discussed the moon in so many situations, Tom. Well done.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/13/2016 5:21:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. Thought you read this one already. :-)
Date: 7/18/2016 10:52:00 AM
Fascinating write! Loved it.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/18/2016 1:12:00 PM
Tom, Tom! ;-)
Date: 7/17/2016 8:05:00 AM
Nicely written! Congrats on your 8th place win in the Your Best contest! Jesse
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/17/2016 8:44:00 AM
Thank you, Jesse.
Date: 7/16/2016 8:38:00 PM
Such a powerful write, Tom. Congratulations on your placement in this Premiere Contest! 7 Sandra
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/16/2016 11:06:00 PM
Yes, Sandra. Thank you very much. :-)
Date: 7/16/2016 8:28:00 PM
Tom, brilliant write, thanks for the support. I have a part time blog, if you wanna stop by. Skat
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/16/2016 11:07:00 PM
I'll do that. And, thanks again! :-)
Date: 7/16/2016 6:29:00 PM
What a deep and powerful poem, it calls me to read more than once, to take it all in !! Hooray for you, Tom !
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/16/2016 7:22:00 PM
Thanks, Carrie. :-)
Date: 7/8/2016 9:14:00 AM
Hello Tom, This is a quite intriguing write. Very Unique. I really like the imagery, the irony, the word play, and the cumulative poetic power of your poem. Most Excellent Work!! A Seven + FAV for sure. Cheers and Best, Gary
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/8/2016 4:07:00 PM
Thanks, Gary. Positive feedback is like rocket fuel. :-)
Date: 4/21/2016 12:07:00 PM
so much wonder here. Tom, a brilliant poem, very poetic. LINDA
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Tom Arnone
Date: 4/21/2016 1:06:00 PM
Yea, I like this one, too.... ;-)