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"BLACK MOON" or the end of the world as we know it.

"BLACK MOON" or the end of the world as we know it.
Margaret Ann Waddicor Novmber 13th 2010.

Black moon,
your glow eclipsed,
the clouds lit by the flare
from burning lights of cities,
weep your tears
of sorrow,
for on the morrow
weeds will form,
in place of life,
its vigour
and lacking daylight,

Fond thoughts of days
when sun and blazing shine,
caught streams and flowers,
secret bowers,
coveting the hour,
beneath your seeming omnipotent shower
of love and warmth
thrown freely over all beings on this earth.

What inspiration poets, artists, seers,
when all that's coloured
fades away,
no moths or butterfly's with gaudy wings,
no birds with plumes of blue and green,
no perfumed glades and mires,
their scents
consumed by darkness,
for ever doomed.

As we sit
or stand in contemplation,
our thankful thoughts peruse,
we shed a sigh,
no wish to die,
what shock,
what chaos spreads
the ashen fire of desperate gloom.

So hark my words,
this end is bound to come,
for me,
for you,
for everyone,
one day;
so grab this moment,
cherish it as yours,
as ours,
as theirs,
in this great family
called life.

Style / type: 
Free verse
Last few words: 
My version parallel to Joe's. Annuccia.


As usual so admiring, I am flattered by your messages, not sure about it becoming famous though!!!!!!!!
Love as aye Ann XXXX

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

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Make the most of life and appreciate it.

Your poem vividly contrasts the life and light that we have against a colourless world where the moon is no more. What shock, chaos and gloom! I like the last stanza - it motives the reader to make the most of life before it is too late.

Sobering thought! I wonder what I would do if I knew this was my last day!!
Drop everything, gather up my family so that we can be together in our last moments!
Why wait till a disaster comes!!

Very thought provoking poem Ann

Love Mand xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

That's a thought, but then we cannot live thinking that
it would be such a burden to the present I think.
but then those in sudden reaalisation that they
might leave at any minute, must sometimes feel
goaded into the decision of what, yes

And that's what you mean here.
I find that if I think on gloomy black thoughts
my dear kind mind has a way of leading met to
see the other side whatever I do to begin something
dismally, it just won't be stuck there. Lucky me
subconsciously steering me towards the happy,
joyful sides of life, or attitude to life.

Erik just read these our loud:-
Oh I like them don't you Mand?

A movie is not about what it is about. it is about how it is about it.
Written by Eberts Law === perhaps one could say in a poem?

And this too as regards poetry:-"We bring our own self to any
work of art, we see it through our own eyes, situation, prejudices
and projections, and it lives on well beyond our thoughts on it."

And:- "I rhetorikkens verden er en av de viktigste lære
settninger, at man skal fange publikum i sin inledning og
avslutter med så meget vekt at tilhørende går begeistret
derfra." Dansk.

My trans:- In rhetoric's world one of the most important
teaching phrases(?) that one shall grip the public in ones introduction,
or first words, and end with so much weight that those listening
leave full of excitement/ joy/ pleasure.

Love to you Mand and thank you from Ann,
must go do things that I should!!!!

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

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