crazy quilt

The Quiet of the Crescent Moon

Pieced together in cobalt and lilac,
squares of crazy quilted sky fill in scraps of the day,
stitched with sharp needles of stars and comet tails,
held in place by old oaks outstretched arms,
reaching up until the twilight is pinned,
hemmed and skirted by dusk and sweet dreams.
Receding day spills across the western ridge
to get swept into the corners of night.

(revision)

viewing the night’s sky while walking a small dog

Crescent Moon and Venus 8-2012

transcendent
the little dog and I watch
the waxing crescent descend
transfigured
by the light of the evening star
translucent
in its beauty
transpire
coming to light
the descension of the pale crescent moon
transfiguration
sudden emanation of radiance
Venus in the western sky