by Peter Menkin
1/19/2009 / Poetry
Poem about the illuminating reflection of Moonlight... A poem comes along, it is written, and layed aside. My poem about the moon is such a poem. Can the reflected light of the moon represent or even be the illuminated light of Christ? I found it so one evening. This poem was written in 2000, then revised in 2004, now posted here on my blog. I grant it was written in September of that year 2000. Nonetheless, as a statement on moon gazing it is good for the Winter, 2007.
By the way, here where I live North of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge the weather is cold. There was ice on the car window this morning as I went out to use the car to get to Church. We've been having some trouble with the heat at Church, but all is better now so the Church is warm. For a while there it was cold. In fact, at our Wednesday Communion we had to go into the library where there is electric heat because the Church itself was so cold. There are not a lot of us who attend Wednesday morning. Suggested reading: "Two Worlds Are Ours: An Introduction to Christian Mysticism" by John Macquarrie. I am reading this currently. Another suggestion, but more a devotional book from 40 years ago and only available used: "An Anthology of Christian Devotion: Holy Communion" compiled by Massey H. Shepherd, Jr. Anglicans will like these titles.
by Peter Menkin
The moon's reflection
in dark sky, black brings light.
Silver cast wrought wonder
as we man/woman reach to see, our gaze upward
basking in celestial promise.
Come divine call,
bringing good that is luminescence.
We must receive
your beauty that gives.
Everlasting promise offered.
Audio reading of the poem by the poet is here: http://www.archive.org/details/TheMoonsReflectionByPeterMenkin
Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA where he writes poetry. He is an Oblate of Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Big Sur, CA and that means he is a Camaldoli Benedictine. He is 64 years of age as of 2010.
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