Sunday, August 22, 2010

August Moon

August Moon
What do you know
Of which I should be aware
As these later days of summer
Permeate the succulent harvest air

The Perseids spark and dance
Across your midnight sky
While on silhouetted oak you rest
Accounting for each shooting star
As it silently passes by
Could each starry spark
Be a fairy
Of the Autumn clan
Secretly packing Autumn’s color
Preparing for September’s hand

And as you slowly shut your eye
And quietly hide your August face
Will you grant us just one - last summer blessing
Before September Moon
Awakens to take your place --

copyrighted 2009
Posted for the Poetry Pantry at Poets United... wrote this one last August and thought this being the end of August with a full would the one to post....bkm


  1. This is so gentle and sweet...I love it! And by the way, I have that very same picture hanging in my bathroom!

  2. Again...wonderful poetry, so full of music to the ear and full of imagery!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am off to work, but wanted to get a wee bit of blog reading in and also to thank you for stopping by...

  3. summer blessing indeed,
    lovely night image.

    I like your vivid imagination.

  4. A wonderful August poem. Definitely a good read for this time of year. I hope also that there will be another summer blessing before the September moon.

  5. yes September is coming with its cold.i too wish august could grant us a last summer blessing. i have learned few new vocabulary by reading this poem. very nice indeed.

  6. so beautiful...the summer wanes and autmn waits in the wings...delicate piece...

  7. LOVED this. A bit melancholy, but like Brian said, delicate. Nice.

  8. Love your August Moon! It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it signed...bkm! :-)

  9. Oh I love this and the picture is perfect. I especially like "the Perseides spark and dance across your midnight sky".......beautiful. I can almost FEEL "the harvest air":)

  10. A perfect August poem! I love the way you rhyme words. Delightful!

  11. It's perfect. Thank you for sharing it!

  12. The way most of you have been whinging about summer heat, we of winter climes welcome the first poem of your coming fall, even if it does have a note of regret at summer's passing!
    Your fairy is NUDE! You should give us warning so I could keep my eyes closed while I read your poem!

  13. a very gentle summer's ending poem... makes me sad because our summer here in AK has been less than enjoyable.