La Luna

13 Jul

Photo by Jessica Marsden Clarkson

Photo by Jessica Marsden Clarkson

La Luna

by L. Stewart Marsden

Ah! La Luna!
Prone eye, slowly blinks
casting mystery where you stare
upon the seas or plains
or rugged mountain faces;
teary beams through blue-ed clouds
trace and splash the misted ground
down from your aerial place,
arcing slow long lobs as eyes behold
and hearts throb beneath,
singing of your push and pull
until you close and no one knows
just where you are in that
black, oblique sky above —
yet yearn and pine for your return:
large, wide-eyed Luna,
my La Luna!

Copyright © by Lawrence S. Marsden, 13 July, 2014
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4 Responses to “La Luna”

  1. Bharti Athray July 18, 2014 at 2:45 am #

    I don’t know why, but reading this poem brought a smile to my face and it made me wonder how many different experiences each of us has with the moon. Your La Luna. If I was to write a poem on the moon, it would be on the large white orb that hangs in the sky, I would hardly ever think of the moon as you have visualised it. I particularly like the line: arcing slow long lobs as eyes behold. I will remember that one!

    • skipmars July 18, 2014 at 8:58 am #

      Imagine all of the different perspectives, lives and stories of people who glanced up at that particular full moon. It would fill countless tomes.

  2. Bharti Athray July 18, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Yes, it would. How fertile our imaginations are!

    • skipmars July 18, 2014 at 11:26 am #

      At my age, I’m glad something is still fertile!

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