Treasure Island

Gayle Sweeney

(May 1955 / Massachusetts USA)

The Full Moon in August


Over the ocean
The sailing full moon had glowed
In satin rosy pink blush.
The moon turned opal
And showed a happy smile
While the world around her
She touched.
Suddenly she was sad
And it looked like diamond tears
Could soon start to fall.
Still her pure milky white face
Of stone
Lit up the night
With shining love for all.
On the quiet water below her
Stars,
Perhaps spilled from the twinkling sky,
Danced.
In the heavens then
Again the bright moon smiled
And the sparkling stars were entranced.

Submitted: Monday, August 26, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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  • Smoky Hoss (10/19/2013 4:16:00 PM)

    I feel as though I am on an ancient sailing ship, years and miles from here and now. Flowing as light through the cosmos.
    Very nice, beautiful poem. Simply wonderful words. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (8/31/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    Gayle-You have created a magical, mystic atmosphere. Ethereal in concept and a compelling
    write which I greatly admire (Report) Reply

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