Thursday, 14 August 2014

Day 755: Witness

Back to the moon today, this poem is also relevant to what is going on in the world at the moment, the many terrible atrocities that can't be ignored.


Why Are Your Poems So Dark? - Linda Pastan

Isn't the moon dark too,   
most of the time?   

And doesn't the white page   
seem unfinished   

without the dark stain   
of alphabets?   

When God demanded light,   
he didn't banish darkness.   

Instead he invented   
ebony and crows   

and that small mole   
on your left cheekbone.   

Or did you mean to ask   
"Why are you sad so often?"   

Ask the moon.   
Ask what it has witnessed.

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