Bill Galvin

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Reflections On A Moon - Poem by Bill Galvin

A bright, clear and cold night…
The near full moon setting low in the winter sky,
Illuminating the bare tree branches;
Casting ghostlike shadows on the snow;
Ghostly arms and fingers stretching around the yard.
At three in the morning
I am looking out the window of an empty room;
An empty room in a lonely house.
A house made quiet with your passing.

A silent moon sets on a quiet night.

A long, soulful and loving relationship…
With many moons, full and not so full,
Passing silently overhead;
Casting mysterious light down to us.
Some seen, some missed, some ignored;
Some we danced under, some we sang to.
Some we loved under…
Some we expressed our love under.

I remember the date… you told me recently…
September 8,1972.

Forty-two years is a lot of moonlight.

3-3-2015
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Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss


Comments about Reflections On A Moon by Bill Galvin

  • Tapan M. Saren Tapan M. Saren (3/29/2016 10:29:00 PM)

    Very very beautiful... I can even see the picture you've drawn in the poem...10+ (Report) Reply

    Bill Galvin Bill Galvin (3/29/2016 11:09:00 PM)

    Thank you so much.

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (3/26/2016 11:19:00 PM)

    Casting mysterious light down to us.
    Some seen, some missed, some ignored;
    Some we danced under, some we sang to.
    Some we loved under…
    Some we expressed our love under. moon as a great symbol for the love experiences........ moon pure. delicate. love. thank you for this wonderful poem. tony (Report) Reply

    Bill Galvin Bill Galvin (3/27/2016 7:05:00 AM)

    Thank you, Tony. Moon as my muse.

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (12/10/2015 9:00:00 PM)

    'A bright, clear and cold night…
    The near full moon setting low in the winter sky,
    Illuminating the bare tree branches;
    Casting ghostlike shadows on the snow;
    Ghostly arms and fingers stretching around the yard.'

    beautiful lines, an exceptional eye for nature, beginning a wonderfully appreciated poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Mj Lemon (12/10/2015 7:14:00 PM)

    A stunning eulogy. This may just be the most deserving poem of the day... (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (12/10/2015 4:43:00 PM)

    Good to see this lovely poem again, thanks to it being selected as Poem of the day.
    Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (12/10/2015 4:09:00 PM)

    Moonlight, and love, two of life's purest and most delicate gifts. Wonderful poem Bill. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince Clarence Prince (12/10/2015 2:26:00 PM)

    Forty-two years is a lot of moonlight Yes, it sure is, Bill! (Report) Reply

  • Emily Krauss Emily Krauss (12/10/2015 2:01:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed reading your poem Reflections On A Moon. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/10/2015 12:28:00 PM)

    Lovely poem, Bill. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/10/2015 7:59:00 AM)

    Heartfelt poem....................Amusing. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (12/10/2015 5:08:00 AM)

    Lovely poem; very moving poem. (Report) Reply

  • Hardik Garg (15 Yrs) Hardik Garg (15 Yrs) (12/10/2015 3:50:00 AM)

    A divine night and a magnificent moon. Amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (12/10/2015 2:49:00 AM)

    On a quiet night with the muse of nature.Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Manonton Dalan (12/10/2015 1:28:00 AM)

    sometimes we reflect our sadness to moon...lovely poem sir. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/14/2015 3:27:00 PM)

    A rich.and.refreshing reflection! (Report) Reply

    Bill Galvin Bill Galvin (6/23/2015 9:29:00 PM)

    Thanks very much, Howard.

  • Kim Barney (4/21/2015 4:20:00 PM)

    Lovely (both the poem and the picture) .
    Really enjoyed reading this one. Thanks for sharing.
    Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (3/3/2015 7:21:00 PM)

    It is always a source of mystery to me how a poet can paint and create emotion thru poetry.
    This lovely, heartfelt poem is emotionally great, in feelings and in its form. (Report) Reply

  • Pintu Mahakul Pintu Mahakul (3/3/2015 3:44:00 AM)

    A silent moon sets on a quiet night to tell many more things and nurture the future. Wonderful poem shared. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/3/2015 3:44:00 AM)

    Impressive work, Bill...Your pictorial imagescape grandeur paints a poetic canvass for the reader to ensconce in.
    Polished crafting...Stellar close-out line! ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 11, 2015


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