Friday, November 03, 2006

Full Moon Buffalo Clouds
By Don Iannone

Odd buffalo-shaped clouds gallop
across the cold November sky.
I would have missed them completely
were it not for the perfect-circle full moon
glowing hauntingly bright at their backs.
Stripped of their leaves,
the naked skeleton-like trees reach into the sky,
as though searching for answers why
these near extinct clouds roam restlessly--
like my heart, which longs for peace
from its incessant wanderings.
Why does the light torment the darkness so,
and why does my heart suddenly long to be filled
by the moon and her secrets?


starry nights said...

Don I feel the same way too. The moon is mysterious and holds many secrets and thats why we are mesmerized by it.

Don Iannone said...

Indeed Starry Nights...indeed! Thank you.

Pat Paulk said...

I'm in negotiations with NASA to set up the first nudist colony there, but that's just why I feel like chasing the moon. Good one Don!!

Plus Ultra said...

Don, the battle eternal is always between light and darkness and light always triumph

Anonymous said...

"Lets go see the Moon" says my Granddaughter! Ahhh, I see that we are not alone in this! Ahhhh-Ewwww!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Pat, Plus Ultra, and Tim.

Pat, let me know if you need any help.

Plus Ultra, I believe that, btu also know the darkness is needed to know the light.

Tim, yes your granddaughter is right. Keep on looking up in life.

Kathleen said...


Somehow Don, I have a feeling that your heart already is intimate with the moon... and her secrets...

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I really like this one!
It's so smooth...

samuru999 said...

Just beautiful Don!
I like this one very much!


George Vreeland Hill said...

Just beautiful.

George Vreeland Hill

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Andrew, Kathleen, Margie, and George. Your comments are very much appreciated.

George: Welcome. I will drop by your blog.

iamnasra said...

these near extinct clouds roam restlessly--
like my heart, which longs for peace
from its incessant wanderings.

I loved these lines Im not sure why

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Nasra. Our hearts wander and we follow them. At times, they lead us to peace and at times they seek and roam, like the buffaloes on the midwestern plains of the United States.

trinitystar said...

You have certainly excelled yourself with this one.

May you have a wonderful day full of wonder for the wandering mind.
:o) For what is life if not full wonder?

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Trinitystar. And the same to you.

iamnasra said...

Maybe its reading your poetry that has some effect on me...Thanks for posting your poem in my blog

polona said...

wow! the images in this one.. they really appeal to me... wonderful!

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