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I'm co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy, which provides advice for poets on writing, editing and publishing, as well as qualified counselling support for those exploring personal issues in their work - https://theleapingword.com. My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, is now available from Indigo Dreams or directly from me.

Sunday 20 March 2011

Lunar perigee

In honour of the lunar perigee, a poem about the moon. 

A Moon Like This

You’ve called it a day.
Decided to settle
for a walk in the park
with the dog at twilight.
And this, you tell your dog,
will be enough.
And for a while it is
until, above the lollipop trees,
a lunatic moon hurls herself
in the sky’s blue well.
A tuppenny bit to wish on,
and a small wind rises,
riffles your blood.
You clear your throat,
it makes no sound,
but another night,
on a moon like this,
you might hear yourself

Deborah Harvey © 2010, 2011

My poetry collection, 'Communion', coming this spring from Indigo Dreams.

1 comment:

  1. Such a lovely poem, full of fine feeling.
    I've just wandered over to your blog this morning, and am thrilled by the beautiful poetry and by reading so many interesting posts.
    I'll definitely be coming back!