Pull

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photo by Charley

This is day 27 of Days of Unreason:

“It is life’s work to recognize the mystery of the obvious.” – Jim Harrison

 

The moon hangs –
has hung for eons –
over us, plainly…
obviously…
a metaphor, a simile, a symbol, an icon…
a cliché.

And yet songs are written,
poems are bled,
story lines are strung
from the everyday, run of the mill
moon.

We strive and struggle
to understand its sway.

 

The sun rises and hangs –

 

A little over a year ago, I joined Jillys2016 in a challenge called “28 Days of Unreason.”  She culled quotes from the poems of Jim Harrison in a book called Songs of Unreason.  We used the quotes as prompts; diving boards suspended over the abyss of poetry.  Jill is revisiting unreason, and I am skipping gleefully along.  Come and join the fun!

 

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8 thoughts on “Pull

  1. Oh, great perspective! I am shamed as a poet for my neglect of the sun. The moon, after all, is merely a reflection… There is more poetry to be had in what you have written. Looking at the title I see even more of our unfaithfullness. This is GOOD, Charley!

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