Saturday, March 19, 2011

Big Moon


A video from the talented Cathy Davey to add to the full moon fever....

Yes, tonight the full moon is at its closest point in its orbit to the earth.
It will appear larger and brighter - it's only 221,565 miles away!

What does this all mean?!
Fiddler crabs will go mad, night sleepers will rise to hunt.
African dung beetles will walk in razor straight lines and
I'll gobble a batch loaf smothered in butter and goosegobs
while scribbling big mad full moon poems with jam on them.

Enjoy the fever!

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The Moon
You can take the moon by the spoonful
or in capsules every two hours.
It's useful as a hypnotic and sedative
and besides it relieves
those who have had too much philosophy.
A piece of moon in your purse
works better than a rabbit's foot.
Helps you find a lover
or get rich without anyone knowing,
and it staves off doctors and clinics.
You can give it to children like candy
when they've not gone to sleep,
and a few drops of moon in the eyes of the old
helps them to die in peace.

Put a new leaf of moon
under your pillow
and you'll see what you want to.
Always carry a little bottle of air of the moon
to keep you from drowning.
Give the key to the moon
to prisoners and the disappointed.
For those who are sentenced to death
and for those who are sentenced to life
there is no better tonic than the moon
in precise and regular doses.
Jaime Sabines

Orla Fay posted this beautiful poem in her comment, thanks Orla!

10 comments:

120 Socks said...

Nice one!

Orla Fay said...

The Moon

You can take the moon by the spoonful
or in capsules every two hours.
It's useful as a hypnotic and sedative
and besides it relieves
those who have had too much philosophy.
A piece of moon in your purse
works better than a rabbit's foot.
Helps you find a lover
or get rich without anyone knowing,
and it staves off doctors and clinics.
You can give it to children like candy
when they've not gone to sleep,
and a few drops of moon in the eyes of the old
helps them to die in peace.


Put a new leaf of moon
under your pillow
and you'll see what you want to.
Always carry a little bottle of air of the moon
to keep you from drowning.
Give the key to the moon
to prisoners and the disappointed.
For those who are sentenced to death
and for those who are sentenced to life
there is no better tonic than the moon
in precise and regular doses.


Jaime Sabines

Words A Day said...

Orla, thats a beautiful poem! Do you mind if I put it in my post?

Orla Fay said...

oh no, i was looking through some old poems and i'd printed it out some time ago and thought of your post, very welcome :)

Michael Farry said...

Raining here in Trim. No moon to be seen.

Words A Day said...

Raining in Laois too Michael, took dog for a long walk to absorb all the magic and saw zilch!

Titus said...

Cloud cover! I've got cloud cover!!

Old Kitty said...

I've just been peeking at the moon - cos it was nice and big and bright yesterday and look at it now!! Amazing!! Being a Cancerian, the moon is my star and my shackle! It keeps me moody and mean and mad! :-)

Thanks for the poem - a piece of moon is all I ask too! take care
x

Brigid said...

Lovely post and poems Niamh.
It was raining in Dublin last night too, the only moon I saw was of the rude sort, rugby boys out celebrating the win!!
Was the moon making them mad, or was it just the booze?

Words A Day said...

Brigid
Maybe they were fun loving pagans!:)