Poems About the Moon — Naturalist Weekly – Guest blog

From Li Bai, to Kobayashi Issa, to Wallace Stevens, poets across time have tried to capture the moon’s mysterious nature into verse. Today we have seven examples of the moon’s presence in the poetic form.


enchanting as ever Mark; thanks for the collection – I feel it is ages if ever that I heard the moon called mother. Mine was a mad sunny dragon. Dad was the saving elusive moon. His internal emigration in their marriage gave me the role model I guess to get out of there as soon as I could, age 18. (I later learned how she was abused by her own mother, and they were both affected by being in their late adolescence and lost when Hitler came to power. Transgenerational trauma, it is known as today.) Thanks for putting poetic non-mythical images to the experience…

Poems About the Moon — Naturalist Weekly

~ by Barbara S on November 14, 2021.

One Response to “Poems About the Moon — Naturalist Weekly – Guest blog”

  1. Hi Barbara, thanks for sharing!

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