faint outline

faint outline

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
"

the moon seen by day

"

Ghostly image in a cobalt sky,


barely more than a faint outline.


You inspire by night, as lovers coo.


Beneath your tender covering,


your shadows gently move.


Yet here you are in light of day,


daring and bold as slowly you fade way.


 


Eagerly awaiting your turn to beam


as the sitting of the sun sets the stage.


A ridgeline of pines snake up the ridge


While cascading aspens make a hillside descend,


I from my window see the vast sky unfold.


And there before me, I see you wax full and bold.


© 2017 Cherrie Palmer



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There's something about the enigmatic moon... magically hangs in all its varying glories.. ever there even if hidden by clouds and the veil of sleep.

You write so delicately, fine phrases, beautiful direction, ' A ridgeline of pines snake up the ridge ~ While cascading aspens fill in the blanks, '

I wonder, is the moon so incredible because we can't actually feel it...but we can alternatively, feel the heat of the sun? Mistress Moon remains the mystery of all mysteries.. beckoning.. always beckoning.. and your poem refines that thought

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Cherrie Palmer

7 Months Ago

thank you Emma,
the moon is a driving force in literature. Either we are filling it with sym.. read more



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i like how this gives such credit to an entity we often take for granted...my favorite is the quarter moon...

terrific imagery in here.

j.

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Cherrie Palmer

6 Months Ago

thank you Jacob, there is something magical and mysterious about the moon and it's many phases :)<.. read more
There's something about the enigmatic moon... magically hangs in all its varying glories.. ever there even if hidden by clouds and the veil of sleep.

You write so delicately, fine phrases, beautiful direction, ' A ridgeline of pines snake up the ridge ~ While cascading aspens fill in the blanks, '

I wonder, is the moon so incredible because we can't actually feel it...but we can alternatively, feel the heat of the sun? Mistress Moon remains the mystery of all mysteries.. beckoning.. always beckoning.. and your poem refines that thought

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

7 Months Ago

thank you Emma,
the moon is a driving force in literature. Either we are filling it with sym.. read more
Nice imagery that holds forth an almost romantic tone as though one were speaking of a lover ... Perhaps those who are lovers basking beneath the warm glow of a softly lit moon ...

Marv

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Cherrie Palmer

7 Months Ago

thank you Marv, nature is my favorite topic, I never grow tired of capturing its beauty.
I love the moon nighttime or morning... such a beautiful expressed poem.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

you moon lovers, there outta be a law...

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

what a scene...
not great with describing places or people
better with relationships- very nice.

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lua
this transforms the moon, it reflects its hidden wisdom, serenity and power

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Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

I thank you Lua, for such a sweet review. I love when I can see the Moon in the day, it's a good sou.. read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

NE Corner , AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: Obsession Starts with a smile, and a western The Knife That Knew No Mercy. Both stories are fast paced and entertainin.. more..

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