Moon Rising

Guillermo_Gómez_Gil_-_Salida_de_la_luna

 

Pure

water,

the essence

of life, tumbling

down, cascading to

stillness, a pellucid

pool mirrors the sky above.

Clouds ripple in the lake and sky,

and bird shadows soar, black against white–

their calls echo, echo, echo, echo

until the sound fades into the gloaming

and fireflies dance about the shore.

Then come the night sounds and creatures

that fly, swim, flitter, twitter

with anticipation.

She is here, rising

from the water,

luminous,

glowing

moon.

 

A double etheree for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenge.

 

 

34 thoughts on “Moon Rising

  1. Beautifully done (and I recognized the double etheree before you said it was 😉 – what can I say… baby steps…)
    I also love when I have to look up a word to make sure I did get the gist of it; which I did.

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