30 Poems for National Poetry Month: Day 26

April 26, 2013

Here is my poem for Day 26:

Last night’s full moon
Appeared further away
Than usual, reminding me
That it is moving away
From us an inch and a half
Every year. Its pull
Stretches us thin
And complicates
Our emotions.
The “pink” moon angles
Through our window
And across our white
Sheets. Your tangle
Of red hair on the pillow
Reflects tiny lights
Neither high nor low,
As if your dreams
Escape into the night.

–Scott Edward Anderson

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5 Responses to “30 Poems for National Poetry Month: Day 26”


  1. Scott, I am enjoying your poetry. Gift. Thank you for sharing. Simple, profound, beautiful words.


  2. This is an excellent poem. It address a far away enigmatic entity the moon, it’s effect on us, physically, emotionally – then like a camera closing in we get more and more personal, until there is almost a proper twist at the end – a denouement. Really excellent work.

  3. stumble up Says:

    […] Day 26 … Your tangle Of red hair on the pillow Reflects tiny lights […]


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