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Friday, June 17, 2011
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“Always remember

To slow down in life -

To pause, to breathe, and to learn,

To take a long look around you,

And to never forget what you see.”


A Native American Saying




I have been extremely fortunate

On many a full moon in the wood

I have seen some wondrous sights

So many memorable, so many good


A majestic night hawk, soaring high above

A mother black bear, and her tiny offspring

A moose, peering at me from the thick brush

I never know what the next full moon may bring


This particular full moon I was wandering a marsh

I was hoping to catch a glimpse, of something wild

And there he was, perched at the very edge of the water

He looked at me, I looked at him, and very soon, I smiled


For several seconds, I could tell he was considering flight

But he soon decided that I meant no harm, and it was OK

He looked at me, I looked at him, and now, I smiled again

This memorable full moon encounter had now made my day


He was a fairly large male Red Fox, out for an evening drink

I was extremely happy to see that he appeared in good health

Now we both perched there for several minutes in silent company

Then he turned and sauntered away, as I now whispered ‘Farewell’


Native Americans had referred to this June Full Moon as ‘The Berry Moon’

Since the red and blue berries, were now ready for picking, in the northland

I’d eaten several of these wild berries, and I’d met a marvelous marsh resident

Thinking back on it this morning, this year’s Berry Moon, had truly been grand


I have been extremely fortunate,

On many a full moon in the wood;

I have seen some wondrous sights,

So many memorable, so many good.



©Full Moon Wandering 2011, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/18/2011
what a gift, the walk, the fox, the moon-the write!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/18/2011
Stunning picture, Ed! And a warm fuzzy story....nicely done! You put me right there beside that lake...the fox was beautiful! And so was the moment!

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/17/2011
I absolutely love this poem as you remind us to be fully here, now, and with all of your clever observations you immerse us in thoughts of appreciation. Powerful in such a subtle way, and very refreshing!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/17/2011
As ever, you are in tune with the essentials,
a sense of harmony that can't be taught
but is known in the heart.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/17/2011
Under a Berry Moon
then a wise Red Fox
ain't nature grand
~Mr Ed~
recognizes what
is important

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/17/2011

The moon has always been a mystery. The poem is very relaxing and you can feel one with the universe.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/17/2011
As long as it's not a dingle berry full moon, otherwise you'll mess up them clean sheets and I wouldn't want to bear witness to the consequences. Patrick
Reviewed by Joy Hale 6/17/2011
Thanks for sharing your "berry moon" experience. I love your poems of nature, they take me to places and events that are new to me. A good read, well done.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/17/2011
It's amazing what we can see when we slow down and....wait.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/17/2011
What you don't tell us is how many times you got sick from eating berries in the woods...I love it when I spot an animal of some kind out near the road...just the other day a deer was standing at the side of the road, I guess making up its mind to cross or not...Jerseeeeeeeeey
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/17/2011
Wonderful writing, Ed, and I LOVE the picture! Very well penned; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your Texas friend, Karen Lynn. :D
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