And Other Poems
This week’s poetry comes under a new title. The ACM Weekly has become From the Mountains of the Sun, complete with its own wordmark title at the top of the page. There are other exciting name changes in progress; I expect to send an explanatory email to subscribers soon.
But the main purpose of this post is still, of course, the poetry. As the title suggests, the first poem considers a dragon.
The Coming of a Dragon
There’s a dragon in the shed,
A small dragon, feet outspread,
Only half visible in the shadows,
Then a whisk of long tail
(As dragons do)
Turning to explore the rest
Of his new lair
Deeper in the shadows.
This is what comes
Of leaving the shed door half open:
Dragons get in.
And here is a haiku for a midsummer night of full moon.
from behind the hill’s brow
the breathless moon
Nights Like These
Do you remember nights like these
A thousand years ago? The moon
A silver roundel and the trees
All hushed in sanctity of June.
We were much younger then, recall?
Not yet so weary of the pain
Of day on day on day, of all
The follies since. But still remain
The moon, the scarcely moving leaves,
Midsummer nights that are too bright
For stars. For all the wrongs we grieve,
These treasures keep our loves alight.
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