Friday, February 19, 2010

Penny Moon

Do you prefer the bud to the flower
the new-penny moon to the midnight dime?
Or is fulfilment in the fullness of time
sweeter to you than a promising hour?
Seed is tender in the hand of the sower
but harvest is generous; a well-aged wine
is mellower than new vintage, but vines
cast soft shade in the spring bower.

Do you prefer the kingfisher's diving
or the hover of kestrels hunting a field?
Do you like setting out or arriving,
an open letter or an envelope still sealed?
Silver's worth more than copper—but I
prefer the penny moon, low in the sky.

--for Weekend Wordsmith's penny prompt.
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1 comment:

Rich said...

This is why I keep participating in Weekend Wordsmith - because I know someone will come up with an image that resonates so strongly with me, and brings a new meaning to a metaphor. Thanks. I think now I'll think of pennies and dimes every time I look at the moon.