02 October 2008

a halo round the moon

there is a circle around the full moon
a thing of wonder in the warmth of night
an awful omen something not quite right
and then the rain brings life back into tune
this brilliance breaks me out of my cocoon
but chases me indoors i can't requite
the gift of thought and of the fragile light
but do not understand it is a boon
to be caught there that moment by the rain
in natural blessing just that simple touch
of cooling water taking back to earth
both mind and body it is clear and plain
we must not love the world so very much
as to forget just what the light is worth

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