Embracing the Moon

never fail
to rise to the
occasion.  How often
have we stood face to
face?  You, white balloon,
and me not immune to silver-
tongued charms.  I wake in
your embrace and watch
you fade as the sun
nudges you from
          ­           k
                          ­                       y.

Kim M. Russell, 22nd April 2019

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille: Rise

Merril is our host this Quadrille Monday! She says that she often thinks of the quadrille as a sort of fun poem, perhaps a rest from writing villanelles, but a quadrille can be serious, too. She has given us a word that will allow for all sorts of possibilities: rise.

Merril says that when she started thinking about he word ‘rise, she came up with many ways in which it can be used, some of which she has shared. She has also shared two beautiful poems about rising: John Donne’s ‘Break of Day’ and Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’.

55 thoughts on “Embracing the Moon

  1. The balloon shape, with the dangling string sky brought a wide smile, and an aaawwww. I love how the moon remains nameless, and could be taken for paramour.

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      1. I’ll waft some spring sunshine your way, Jane! We spent much of yesterday and today in the garden, clearing rampant weeds and brambles. I’ve been scratched by thorns and stung by nettles but I loved every minute!


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