La Luna

Winter Moon

There is nothing brighter or colder than the full moon on snow.

You can almost hear the reflection in the frosty air.

The mares of the moon are so clear.

The rings of cold, damp air

dance around like

a frozen

halo.

Spring Moon

There is nothing warmer or softer than the full moon in spring.

You can almost hear the earth reaching up to her.

The mares of the moon are softer now.

The  clouds wash her gently

and the soft glow

is a promise

of some

rain.

Summer Moon

There is nothing hotter or cooler than a summer moon!

You can almost hear the shadows grass dance.

The mares are less clear in the hot air.

Thunder storms pass her by

dressing her in a

flickering

gown.

Autumn Moon

There is nothing richer or more orange than an autumn moon.

The honking geese cross her face in their black vees.

The mares are washed in a golden shimmer.

The smells of autumn, the harvest,

make me think of enjoying

those last warm days

before the

winter.

La Luna, my son loves the moon!  We love to watch her grow through the seasons and enjoy her light.  I took this photo the other night, it was so beautiful out!

Linking up for Poets United Think Tank Thursday…won’t you stop by and see the others who shared?

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24 Comments

  1. whimsygizmo said,

    March 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    The shape and tone of this are just wonderful, carrying my eye and my heart through each stanza. Perfect.

    • shanyns said,

      March 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 So glad you went on a journey with me, and had a wonderful time. Great that you stopped by.

  2. butterflybiblestudies said,

    March 8, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Shanyn, I so love reading your poetry. Such a gifted heart! And, the way you always present you thoughts…I agree with whimsygizmo above…so joyful, visually and soulfully. Pam Mosher

    • shanyns said,

      March 9, 2012 at 12:36 am

      Pam – thank you! What a blessing to have your encouraging words. So pleased you have enjoyed your read here…

  3. Laurie Kolp said,

    March 9, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Really enjoyed these seasons of the moon… each its own unique beauty with specific traits.

    • shanyns said,

      March 9, 2012 at 12:33 am

      Laurie – thanks! I spend a lot of time watching the moon, I love her so! Thanks for coming by.

  4. Karen said,

    March 9, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Great form, and beautiful imagery for each season.

    • shanyns said,

      March 10, 2012 at 2:52 am

      Karen – thank you for coming by, so glad you enjoyed your read here. Hope to see you again.

  5. May 21, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    This is a gorgeous piece, Shanyn. A perfect ode to the moon in all seasons.

  6. shawnacy said,

    May 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    lovely to the eye, like the pattern of a woven native blanket.
    the moon in any season, a fitting thread for the loom.

    • shanyns said,

      May 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Oh how sweet a comment, a poem in it’s own right! Thank you!

  7. May 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    An inventive verse! – I like the way you follow the moon through the seasons, suggesting a full moon with the long lines, that wanes as the lines grow shorter, with descriptions that subtly change as the seasons change.

    • shanyns said,

      May 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      So glad you saw all that in the poem! It was what I was aiming for. Thanks for coming by and I’m glad you enjoyed the read.

  8. hedgewitch said,

    May 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    The moon inspires a thousand songs–lovely descriptions of her in all her guises, Shanyn.

  9. May 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    You carried me right through the year with this one!

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/05/21/take-action/

    • shanyns said,

      May 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      Kim – thanks for coming along for the ride. 🙂 And for the link.

  10. May 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    This is beautiful!
    Being Cancerian (star sign) I love the moon. La Luna and water both pull me into them like magnets and sway my moods too. This was really lovely!

    • shanyns said,

      May 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      The moon is very interesting to watch, and yes there is a deep connection between women, the moon and water. So glad you enjoyed the read.

  11. Marian said,

    May 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    pretty!

  12. Mary said,

    May 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I loved how you described the moons of the four seasons. I definitely sense you are a moon child!

    • shanyns said,

      May 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Mary – I am more a moon person than a sun person in many ways. Enjoy sunshine, for sure, but not scorching hot all you can see is SUN sort of person! 🙂


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