the day moon

today we watched
a crescent moon
navigate sky
in afternoon blueness

my son pointed
& said

he saw a man
falling

from the moon

& wanted to know
if I saw him too

***tell me this boy is not a poet….I dare you!

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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24 Responses to the day moon

  1. Ian Moone says:

    I must be addicted to moon poetry because the title had me here faster than i could think. I like the idea of the man in the moon escaping and discovering that its better on the moon :) yes a poet for sure

    • :) I have one more from Aryn today–I have to stop stealing lines from my son…I liked the idea too–kind of saw him coming down slowly, like a small spider on silk, but I didn’t ask Aryn about that.

  2. davidtrudel says:

    It’s recognizing the validity of your son’s viewpoint that gives this poem its power.

  3. kvennarad says:

    Or he could be channeling David Bowie, I suppose…

    M

  4. Green Speck says:

    The boy really has a great imagination … born to be a writer !!!

  5. boomiebol says:

    The man falling from a moon would make an absolutely wonderful poem

  6. Kyle says:

    wonderful – i love it

  7. Out of the mouth of babes, beautiful poetry emerges!

  8. he is a mini you :)

  9. nelle says:

    Cool… wonder where he gets it? Meanwhile, I hear Echo & The Bunnymen.

  10. Like mother, like son :-)

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