Luna  - For The Anniversary

Luna - For The Anniversary

A Poem by toritto

Tutmoses gazing ‘cross the Nile

saw your image on the water

Cleopatra held Caesar’s hand

and kissed it by your light

Nero plucked his lyre

while you shined on burning Rome

Did Mehmet look upon your face

atop the walls of Byzantium?

You shined that night

on Santa Maria

and when they came for Atahualpa.

Watched the Sioux ghost dance

and the Mahdi pray outside Khartoum.

Cixi sat in her pavilion, drank tea and reminisced.

Did your visage ache the doomed

along the Volga that  Christmas?

Watching countless Romeos

caress the breasts

of countless Juliets

you shined on me as well tonight.

Am I one with the infinite?



© 2019 toritto

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Added on July 20, 2019
Last Updated on July 20, 2019