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Harvest Moon Silhouette


Moon in the sky, maker of reflections,

Staunchly remains in bold silhouettes.

Harvest of all creations, is enhancing

Inspirer of imaginations, dreams it lets.

Golden benefactor, all moods refractor,

Of emblazoned lines, is a romanticizer.

The sentinel hangs delicately in the night,

A novel character, gifted poets tantalizer.

Placed by the hand of God, as our friend,

The circling orb, a regular sight, we adore,

Always a Companion, this planet's course,

Of its most radiant rays, moonbeams pore.

Its brilliance of form a beacon in the night,

Forever shining, a lantern to show the way.

Its shapes so thinly sliced, to half, then full,

Every evening we see of its grand display.


Maker of our fantasy, arranger of vibrancy,

Every best artist's paintings to be fancying,

This moodmaker, is a noted heartbreaker,

And by its own fullness, lovers are dancing.

Provider of a calendar, a trusted date maker,

Reliable through all time and of all the ages,

Subject of many writings, of every fine culture,

Are sightings, identified on all of life's pages.

Brother moon is our earth's own companion,

Through all the centuries, it so nightly does fly,

Dependable traveler is nighttime's unraveller,

So spectacular is no likeness, forever our Allie.

No comparison, by its sheen, always in fashion,

The marvelous and genuine diamond in the sky.

A subject of poetry, of the most lyrical, its beauty,

Of all's best senses, its effect does so well imply.



whonunuwho (author) from United States on February 04, 2018:

Thank you MsDora, and your kind reviews are always so welcomed. Blessings to all. whonu

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 04, 2018:

Beautiful tribute to the moon, and by extension to its Maker. Phrases like "inspirer of imaginations," "moodmaker" and "provider of a calendar" reminds us that we somewhat obligated to express our gratitude to this heavenly body.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on February 04, 2018:

whonu, wonderful poem about our lunar skies

Where the beauty of the full moons Belies

The dark foreboding of a coyote’s cries

And the sense of safety dies


Blessings to you my friend

whonunuwho (author) from United States on February 01, 2018:

Thank you for your support, my friend. Yes, the moon is a subject of many notions. Blessings. whonu

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on February 01, 2018:

This is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful heavenly body. My favorite is the full moon, when you can see as if it was day.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on February 01, 2018:

Thank you Blossom and many blessings to you and yours. whonu

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on February 01, 2018:

Well, this was very timely, as we've just had an eclipse. Love your poem and the images it conjures.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on February 01, 2018:

Thanks Eric. Glad you appreciated my work. Many blessings to you and family. whonu

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 01, 2018:

Great stuff as I just walked in from staring at the moon. Thank for putting it into words.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 31, 2018:

Welcome Whonu. You too!

whonunuwho (author) from United States on January 31, 2018:

Thank you Kristen and many blessings to you. whonu

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 31, 2018:

Beautiful poem and so timely with the rare moons today. Well written.

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