Old Friend Moon

Posted by on Aug 24, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
Old Friend Moon

Old Friend Moon

New Moon  August 27, 2022

Recall the barking dog hidden in summer
& the dogged delicacy of cabbage moths
tilting flamenco above traffic in afternoon sun
All the sentience not our own, tended or wild,
that permeate the city of our suspicious species
ants, pollen, sparrows, cactus, grass
Bring to the fore the alien imaginarium
who call the willow or palm or climbing vine home
here in the everyday is transcendent wisdom:
that the whole goes dancing on despite
Feel one inbreath fresh-born
redolent with what passionate life surrounds
as an old friend alive in your hearth, your belly
A mountain appears to float in the morning
blue & green with the light’s easy bending
Recall the smile of any shadowed earthy thing
as it enters, then becomes you
the whole point of attention is to love


Poem by Qayyum Johnson.

Painting by Suiko McCall. See more paintings by Suiko at suiko.art.

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