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Month 4:4 (Perigee Moon)

O Perigee Moon, be not merely beautiful tonight.
Be cold: an ice dome to cool down Fukushima.
Be harsh: a searchlight to find the missing grandfathers.
Be empty: a broad urn to carry innumerable cremains.

by Therese L. Broderick

NOTE: A Perigee Moon appears tonight. Most probably, countless Japanese haiku have been inspired by the beauty of the full moon when largest, when closest to Earth. My metaphor above is not a haiku, but it does pay tribute to the tragedy in Japan. Tonight’s moonshine will be one kind of radiation above a very different kind of radiation.


About ThereseLBroderick

Independent community poet living in Albany, New York USA.

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  1. Oh, so compassionate, Therese. I will remember your poem tonight when I view this special moon.


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