A Poets' Moon...
...can withstand a more varied light,
Or forlorn weather,
The coldest of winds and baleful gusts.
A lovers' Moon needs fullness,
Soft Summer night breezes,
Twinkling stars and music,
Candlelight or a gently-flickering fire.
A poets' Moon can withstand the flight of a raven across its gaze,
Or a dragon or witch or bat,
The first flurries of an encroaching blizzard,
Even the distant thunder and lightning,
Echoes of storms passed,
Anything in the Universe might appear.
A poets' moonlight will bare it naked,
Expose its core for all the night to see.
By: Daniel A. Stafford