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A red moon
by Fr. Kurt Messick

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An original poem.

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A red moon rolls across the horizon,
and dark serpents and lizards emerge
from the bottom of the dry sea.
The world sleeps, and never sees them.
Stars are the gods of serpents,
for the serpents cannot see the stars,
but the stars look down on serpents.
Men walk on two legs,
to be able to see the stars.
Their god had to retreat behind the red sky.
But no men are here.
Animals dream of light,
and run from the night in their sleep.
The moon becomes pale,
and high in the sky,
parodies the sun with the sun's own light.





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An excerpt from A Chorus of Voices
by Kurt Messick
Dry Bones Press, February 2003



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Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
that last line was the hook...it's the kind of line that makes you stop for a minute and think about what the piece meant...now lemme go think...
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
Quite an interesting point of view. That last line is a real zinger.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
"Animals dream of light and run from the night!" Vivid imagery, and a great poem.
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader)
A red moon rolls across the horizon,
and dark serpents and lizards emerge
from the bottom of the dry sea

There's so much imagery here!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
always enjoy your work
Reviewed by Jan Peregrine (Reader)
Sure glad we're not animals!
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
This is a very deep write, I shall enjoy read this again! ~Z~
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
This is a very interesting poem. For me, it's a teaser. Oh how I'd love to talk to you about this one! would love to know your thoughts behind this poem. hehehe!

"The moon becomes pale,
and high in the sky,
parodies the sun with the sun's own light."

Ah yes, the moon has no light of its own, it only reflects light.


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Heavy. Hes, as Kate said, thought provoking.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Thought provoking write!

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