The Lantern in the Sky
A flash of white across blue,
the moon is a night sky ghost walking
across the sea.
Even dreaming fish wake up
to the streaming light.
The tides know it’s power.
Wolves howl in devoted chorus to its shape.
Tall tales are spun and woven by moonlight.
The ebb and flow of each month
is kissed by the glowing curve
of a waning and waxing sphere.
The sky holds a lantern for us.
Cristina M. R. Norcross
Cristina M. R. Norcross lives in Wisconsin, is the author of 8 poetry collections and was the editor of Blue Heron Review (2013-2020). Her latest book is Beauty in the Broken Places (Kelsay Books, 2019). Cristina’s poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in: Visual Verse, Your Daily Poem, Right Hand Pointing, Verse-Virtual, The Ekphrastic Review, and Pirene’s Fountain, among others. Her work also appears in numerous print anthologies. She has helped organize community art and poetry projects, has led workshops, and has also hosted many open mic poetry readings. Cristina is the co-founder of Random Acts of Poetry and Art Day. Find out more: www.cristinanorcross.com
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