Sunday, September 27, 2015

Will Coyotes Howl?

—Photo by Katy Brown, Davis, CA

—Taylor Graham, Placerville, CA

Will coyotes howl

before the moon eclipses?

And must that blood moon 

rise as round, rich and golden

as a lamp lit for harvest?

Have you listened to

the language of wasps and bees?

What do their wings say,

and the waves of air among

carts and trellises

for all the climbing flowers?

Is the night sky full

of ships’ sails or sailing clouds?

Can you see pure light,

how it presses the moment

to a star’s unmined silence?

Have you heard the wind

curl up and swirl on the deck?

and three coyotes

in the dark distance calling

and a young dog answering?

In sunlight slanting

do twigs map the crooked road

that leads who-knows-where?    


—Medusa, thanking today's superb chefs in the Kitchen! For more info on the Super Blood Moon eclipse tonight, see