The Man in the Moon

Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash

Silver edge fades blue,
Then night-black wraps round; we glimpse
Old myth in profile.

The man in the moon
Seems to slumber night away;
Awake, we dream too.

Tonight the moon is still a thin curve of white against the black sky. But old imagination can see in that profile a face that has watched nighttime in the minds of many generations. As I grow older, I find that many of these folk and fairy characters dwell far deeper in my own imagination that I ever realized, populating the interstices among reality, fiction, and actual mythology. Keeping the world a larger, sweeter place to live.

This set of haiku was written for the November #POMprompt #POMwrimo at Fiddleheads and Floss Poetry.

Lyric poet. Blogger. Grower. Maker. I love living things.💗POM-poet💗

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