Posted by: theodorecosmosophia | January 27, 2013

For the Full Moon: Eternal Pearl

“Eternal Pearl”

The full moon comes,

Every now and then,

As a reminder.

Perhaps, if we saw her in her fullness each night

We would take her for granted,

Pay less attention to the memories she brings.

And we modern people—

Especially Americans—

Are so good at forgetting.

She reminds me that there is beauty

In light that shines

Without obscuring other lights;

Reminds me of my ancestors,

Telling stories in the moonlight;

Of the rhythm of the ocean;

Of my mother’s body, nourishing me.

Maybe it is the ambient light that makes us so keen to forget,

Or maybe the TVs, telephones and other technologies

Buzzing in our ears,

Distracting us,

Rendering us so easy to control.

I am grateful, however,

That none of this will ever keep her, l’eterna margarita,

From rising,

Full and pregnant with soft, luminous reminders

Each month.

Full Moon, September 2008


  1. Beautifully said, Ted! I love the images and how you put words to them.

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