Image Source: The Missourian

I feel the pull tonight
Tides to shores, astral plains to mortal coil
Obtuse and obdurate
the Perigree spreads unease
it is intrusive, all-seeing and all-knowing

The night carries a luminance
the beams wash across the floor
in shimmering patchwork
I sleep, fitfully, restlessly
knowing that the moon
has my number



  1. Great read over tea on a rainy Colorado morning. Days like this don’t often come along in Denver, so I’ll be writing for the duration. What about you?

    • Enjoy it for me! I’m stuck in the Cube.

  2. Inga said:


    • You are too awesome, thanks!

  3. Great poem and image, Brian! Reminds me of Li Po’s poem, “Drinking Alone (With The Moon)”.

    • I’ll have to check it, thanks!

  4. I love it. Haunting.

    • Thanks so much, Hobbs.

  5. I think you should stop trying your hand at poetry before you embarrass yourself further : )

    • Bluuuuusssshhhh

  6. prosentine said:

    First thing I read this morning. It did not disappoint. πŸ™‚ Beautiful.

    • This coming from you? Awesomecakes.

  7. Favorite line…I sleep, fitfully, restlessly
    knowing that the moon
    has my number

    • Thankyaahhh!

  8. Great rhythm in this one.
    Glad to see more poetry coming out of you…

    • Thanks, brothah! Working on it.

  9. Evocative poem, Brian, and I love the ending: “I sleep, fitfully, restlessly
    knowing that the moon has my number” It is such a great line, could even be the hook for a song

    • *blush* Thank you so much! Glad this one resonated with you all.

  10. Great!

    • Great to see you, Paige! Thanks.

  11. I love the rhythm of your heart-to-mind prose.

    • Resa! Are you breathing? πŸ˜‰ And thank you so much!

      • Gasping! I can barely wait for the time and the perspicacity to blog again.

  12. Fantastic piece of writing Brian.

    • Fascinating! Love it! Thank you, good sir.

  13. Beautiful poem, wonderfully descriptive πŸ™‚

    • Thanks as always, Ms. Booth.

  14. The picture fits perfectly with the image you’ve conjured with this poem. Really wonderful! I think this is the first poem I’ve read of yours. Color me impressed.

    • I haven’t posted many poems, so there you go! And thanks. *grin*

  15. Reblogged this on brian westbye and commented:

    I’m taking this week off to re-charge. Here’s today’s Poetry re-run.

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