If you’ve not had a chance to check out my review of this year’s New England SCBWI Spring Conference, which I posted just a few days ago, I hope you’ll take some time to see what you missed! For more poetry, head on over to Reflections on the Teche, where Margaret Simon is hosting today’s Poetry Friday roundup with some student-written pi-ku! (What’s pi-ku? You’ll have to read her post to find out!)
THIS SATURDAY: If you happen to be in New Hampshire, I invite you to join me for a poetry reading and presentation of the MacGregor Poetry Prize, coordinated by the Robert Frost Farm and Derry (NH) Public Library. I’m so honored to be this year’s winner – and looking forward to seeing everyone involved!
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16 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: “Quiet Dusk””
Oh, I do love Mother Moon and how she cares for us. Lovely, Matt.
Thank you, Linda!
Congratulations! If i lived closer i would come out.
Thanks, Yvona – have a great weekend!
I saw “Mother Moon” last night, too, was glad she tucked us all in! Thanks, Matt. I always love a good poem about the moon!
Thanks so much, Linda!
Oh to live closer. I love the idea of the moon being our mother. Did you take the photo?
Thank you, Jone! And yes, I took it with my iPhone last night and knew I had to write something to go with it.
Mother Moon…love that! The picture and poem are gorgeous, Matt!
Thank you so much!
a gentle rocking
all the world to sleep.
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LOVE the branches as Mother Moon’s aged fingers. Perfection.
Thank you, Kimberly, I appreciate that.
Your photograph showcases what we around our house call the magic hour. It’s entirely plausible that the I love moon, like any good mother, having tucked in the sun, checks in on the rest of those in her care.
I do feel like she’s a watchful mother! Thanks, Cheriee.