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  Super Moon Mantra
by Patrick A Granfors
Monday, May 07, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Moonrise wasn’t visible from my location so I didn’t see the exaggerated horizon orb in living color. It did come up high enough awhile later so I could take this shot through an oak tree. I need to buy a tripod.

Photo:By Patrick Granfors

Who dares defy the moon beam’s power

Where shadow’s tentacles lurk

What spirit scoffs the midnight hour

In the midst of this cosmic quirk


Swirling light mimics mists of dawn

As it permeates black leaves

Dancing patterns on the lawn

Tiptoe silently like thieves


Ghostly images grow and fade

As it glides across the night

A tug of war that Nature made

Once a year glows extra bright


It is said that phantom warriors

Take this night to reappear

Sent as supernatural couriers

Using light instead of spear


Those that fail to heed the warning

Ignoring Mother Nature's voice

Will find the following morning

Regret they made that choice


Super Moons come for a reason

To remind us all to share

For sharing has no season

But for humanity that is rare


Instead of basking in a light so pure

The world usually chooses

To make honest fellowship obscure

Thus the entire planet loses



Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors









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Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 5/20/2012
Really well constructed with a powerful message. Enjoyed very much.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/13/2012
A very stirring and pleasurably atmospheric write ~
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/11/2012
Moonbeams silently streaming
but poets like *Patrick* can
capture a meaning with words

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/9/2012
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/9/2012
Well I'll be damned… I didn't even go out and look at it! It sure would've been nice if you've gotten one of those great photographs that I've seen on the Internet. Well, maybe next time…

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/9/2012
Who dares defy the moon beam’s power
Where shadow’s tentacles lurk

I've been experiencing a lot of the moon beam's power lately pursuing a dog named 'Shadow.' And the world truly needs a lot more sharing.

Reviewed by Richard King 5/8/2012
Not much to giggle about with this one, (sniff, sniff) serious stuff, but very interesting reading. Much enjoyed.

Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 5/8/2012
That is so good! Thank you!

Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/8/2012
Great piece of work, Patrick.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/8/2012
Great, serious poem, my north of the valley friend. I did see the moon a few nights ago but forgot it's meaning and just passed it off as another moony night.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/8/2012
Enjoyed every single word, Patrick...lots of sad truths here! And the pic is neat! We had a totally cloudy sky and didn't get to see that super moon...sigh...

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/8/2012
Moonstruck are we, but surely makes good poetry, profound yes, bless ya!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/8/2012
375,000 leaves on an old oak tree !!
An image to share once a year in its
cosmic aura !

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/8/2012
I LIKE that first paragraph, bro', it speaks to me, personally in a way...e
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 5/8/2012
Well penned and profound. Yes, our planet is 'losing' daily. :(

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/8/2012
Sharing is great, Patrick, and I have a few overdue bills I'll like to share with somebody. Looks like I have no takers. Eh, I guess I'll have to occupy something.

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