Dogsledding Poetry

 

Moon Song

 

Darkness smothers the sky.

Nature’s starry show

obliterated by harsh

city lights.

 

And yet...even here...

the full lunar glow

cannot be obscured.

 

And I know...

In places unblemished

by humans’ marks...

Where stars and moon

conjoin in infinity’s mosaic...

Compelled perhaps

by ancestral yearnings

we cannot comprehend...

dogs are transformed as-

heads pivoted skyward-

soft canine howls

speak to the moon.

 

Silhouetted against the night,

initiated by one or two,

soon all will forge


a flawless song.

Unplanned, unrehearsed...

notes surge and ebb

in a melodic miracle.

 

And the moon

and the stars

and the dogs’ songs

illuminate the night.

 

I smile and remember....

and join the concert

in halcyon dreams.

 

 

Written and presented by Ms. Jan Rivers, Germantown, MD

 

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