Milk Moon – A Poem

For dVersePoets’ Poetics: Foreign Tongues prompt

Our sun’s eyes
Drape the skies
Like sheer silk
Of raspberry light

The Milk Moon
Shakes his white
Piano fingers
Against black lace

Directing stars
To take their place
And light the night
Come un coro di angeli*

Gretchen Leary 2013

*Like a choir of angels

About Gretchen McIntire (formerly Leary)

I am 34 years old, I live in the Raleigh area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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35 Responses to Milk Moon – A Poem

  1. zongrik says:

    piano fingers are angel fingers when the pianist plays sonorously

    bichon frise

  2. Laurie Kolp says:

    Love the image of the moon and piano keys…

  3. This is lovely ~ Like the choir of the angels ~

  4. brian miller says:

    ha your descriptors are awesome….the raspberry light…and piano fingers…makes it very magical a moon…the stars as a choir as well…very nice…visual, but also adds the element of music

  5. HisFireFly says:

    oh, this… the lace, the milk…
    all of it, lovely

  6. Oh this is so perfectly pretty, and that last line sits there like a lullaby. Really nice write Gretchen.

  7. wonderful imagery in here. Love the milk moon, raspberry light and piano fingers. Nice close with the choir of angels. Thanks for sharing with us tonight

  8. ManicDdaily says:

    Lovely – the English and the Italian. k.

  9. just lovely, a wonderfully descriptive piece.

  10. kkkkaty says:

    Nice and romantic, rhapsody…

  11. Kelvin S.M. says:

    …First, i like the title…milk moon…and oh, in the stillness of the night thou sit before mine soul & we drink ye with thine eyes… Beautiful…smiles…

  12. So beautiful, Gretchen~ that the sun’s eyes drape the skies ~ silk / raspberries / milk / piano ~ oh, just beautiful and topped of with that final line in Italian ~ so cool ~ loved every word of this poem.

  13. claudia says:

    Come un coro di angeli…nice…how one single italian line can change the feel of a whole the milk moon shaking his white piano fingers…

  14. lucychili says:

    i love the moon’s fingers, i imagine them as beams of light.

  15. vbholmes says:

    Lovely imagery–especially the stars “like a choir of angels”. Many thanks for following my blog and I look forward to following yours.

  16. Mary says:

    Just lovely, Gretchen! I especially enjoyed the second stanza!

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  18. Tony says:

    Like a choir of angels is beautiful – the Italian brings this beautiful poem to an even better end.

  19. Lovely images, Gretchen.

  20. timkeen40 says:

    I love how the moon directs the stars to take their place. I love how you tell it.


  21. Pat Hatt says:

    Great imagery you convey, with this wonderful verse at your bay.

  22. hiroshimem says:

    I am biased: I always love poetry about the moon! Beautiful piece (peace, as well). I was wondering though: Do you see the moon as male? I see it as female (most probably because in French, it’s LA lune (versus LE soleil, the sun)).

  23. I love this Gretchen! I love the moon playing the piano “against black lace”. Beautifully written πŸ™‚

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  25. Beth Winter says:

    Gorgeous! I love the milk moon.

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