Comprehend my Home

Rare Full Moon on Christmas Day

“Not since 1977 has a full moon dawned in the skies on Christmas. But this year, a bright full moon will be an added gift for the holidays.

December’s full moon, the last of the year, is called the Full Cold Moon because it occurs during the beginning of winter. The moon’s peak this year will occur at 6:11 a.m. EST.

This rare event won’t happen again until 2034. That’s a long time to wait, so make sure to look up to the skies on Christmas Day.”

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December’s Full Moon

Moonlight drips
through the elm’s bare limbs,
through each knuckled branch,
like sand seeping

through the gnarled fingers
of an old man’s hands.
Music rings between
heavy folds of silence:

pine needles cross
and hum as a bow
scrapes a violin’s string,
and the cold

cracks the scalps
of craggy stones hidden
between the roots of trees,
beneath stalks

of withered grass.
If I keep still, allow the light
to wax my skin, the night
to wrinkle my lungs with frost,

my heart’s percussion
will beat with night’s quiet pulse,
I’ll root myself to this moment,
comprehend my home.

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5 thoughts on “Comprehend my Home

  1. Whoa… That is so beautiful and fanciful. Especially this:

    Moonlight drips
    through the elm’s bare limbs,
    through each knuckled branch,
    like sand seeping
    through the knarled fingers
    of an old man’s hands.

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