Corn Moon

Corn Moon

A Poem by barleygirl
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September's full orb is called "corn moon" . . .

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Corn moon climbs in smoky vermillion
simmering the hazy vat she swims in
tempting the sizzling chilis to glisten
the cusp of harvest crisp and crimson.

Halfhearted sky in blackened copper
seems as if the dome might drop her
desolation thrums a tomato chopper
fire and brimstone will never stop her.

Blotting out a swath of starlight
ceaseless planet-circling satellite
furious onion the seething moonlight
glowering upon our greedy blight.

Piquant cilantro is tossed and torn
smoky cloak barely hides her scorn
a spicy promise of eventual morn
harvest furrows of aspirational corn.

© 2020 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
California fires have turned the rising moon red.
If September's full moon were closer to the autumnal equinox (first day of autumn), it would also be called the harvest moon. But in 2020 the first full moon in October is the harvest moon and there will be a second full moon in October . . . which is called a blue moon.

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Amazing how the atmosphere around us colors the celestial bodies. A very interesting fact presented in a lovely, flowing poem, dear Margie. I just loved the second verse. Fire and brimstone will never stop her. Indeed, she'll retain her mystique in any hue! Kudos!

The picture is just awesome!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I love that you love that particular line, becuz it's the crux of the moon's influence, to me -- tha.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

2 Weeks Ago

Yes. Regardless of our nonsense...she shines on.
You are welcome, dear Margie!



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Love your rhyming here
Beautiful descriptives

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Thanks for lifting my day, luv (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
We had a harvest moon here last week
Large and bright in the sky. For a change, there were no clouds

Mind we don't begin harvesting until the weather is right

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

We still have 2 months of growing season here! I just planted new lettuce sprouts! But to me, "harve.. read more
Wow Margie, a red moon. That is something I have never witnessed, but then we haven't had to suffer the wild fires that you have. I am really picking up on the smokey atmosphere here. Did it effect your breathing by any chance?I lIove your posted image. It is quite something, and your words certainly do it justice.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

The thing I'm most happy about these days is how I feel pretty healthy (albeit w/constant pain) thes.. read more
Okay Moonchild - as I have an infinity for the sea, I know you have one for the moon. I have a beautiful telescope and I have many times enjoyed viewing the moon with it. It must be soooo different with it's light being affected by the fires and smoke.
I hope and pray that you are safe out there - Dave

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

There's a pesky fire near me that's getting ugly again. I posted something on it this morning. Despi.. read more
Dave

2 Weeks Ago

Margie - can't you get, safely out of there or sn't that a rel worry for you?
PLease be safe .. read more
The first stanza is perfect Margie and drew me in immediately. So full of colour, vista and smell. Shame the fires have to add to nature's own perfumes. The stanzas are crisp and metre is spot on. Lovely poem with wonderful depiction of the tableau.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

WOW! This might be the best review I've gotten in a long while! Thanks for lifting my day into the s.. read more
The corn fields are screaming to be picked here this is the time of year I used to ride my bike along the corn fields and steal a few ears from my neighbors:/ it was sort of a tradition watermelons in the summer and corn in the fall nothing taste better than a good piece of pilfered produce plunder:) of course all of the farmers would yell at us as we ran our dirt bikes thru the fields but you know that was just for show I think that we always probably gave them a chuckle:) judging from the looks we would get from the times we actually would go to the farm stand next to the dairy queen and "buy" produce for our mothers:) its so funny how you make me remember this stuff I guess that's the sign of a good poem the amount I ramble afterwards

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

morning Margie:)
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I'm gonna be cooked sausage these 3 days . . . over 110*, possibly closer to 115*! Just a quickie he.. read more
Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

oh my goodness that's terrible:(
A nocturnal Moon where the blues croon and the harvest is ready to embrace.. a lovely taste of Corn and cilantro .. x Pat x

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I love that you caught my salsa subtleties! Thanks for stopping by to share a moon (((HUGS))) Fondly.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

Hi Margie... hope your weather is comfortable for you... and your furry friends are comfy too. Our.. read more
an omen perhaps? good flow on a touchy subject and here i am thinking it's only on the cob. i'm in rhyme heaven, was hooked and drawn in from the get-go but so sad about that fiery, rouge moon. was a full moon last night but was obscured by clouds, showers and tropical humidity here. i am completely in touch with the seasons and what i see taking place in nature. even a time of harvest suffering. mother nature is powerful and delicate at the same time. we are her caretaker and better take heed. a grim reminder that gifts can be taken back ... :)


Corn moon climbs in smoky vermillion

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

This year has devolved to such an uninspiring level for me, I've decided to retreat further into my .. read more
No wonder our ancestors when they saw stuff like red moons and eclipses saw it as a bad omen.
Wonder what they'd say if they saw 2020, covid, forest fires, cartoon character presidents and prime ministers and zipsliding into recession armageddon. "eh, good luck with that mate, we're off back to the sophistication of living in caves and hitting anything that moves with a club."
And I'd be running behind them shouting "wait for me!" 😀
And a blue moon too! Is it just me or does anyone else see irony in the fact we didn't see this 2020 (twenty-twenty coming?) 😀

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

The old saying is: "it only happens once in a blue moon" . . . since there's a blue moon mere days b.. read more
Very nice word picture here, bg, along with some good imagery and rhyming. Nature poetry may be your strong suit.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for this kind review. I used to think there were only so many "moon" poems I could write, .. read more

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