Thursday, August 06, 2009

Thursday Poem - What Should We Do About That Moon?

A wine bottle fell from a wagon and
broke open in a field.

That night one hundred beetles and all their cousins

and did some serious binge drinking.

They even found some seed husks nearby
and began to play them like drums and whirl.
This made God very happy.

Then the "night candle" rose into the sky
and one drunk creature, laying down his instrument,
said to his friend ~ for no apparent

"What should we do about that moon?"

Seems to Hafiz
Most everyone has laid aside the music

Tackling such profoundly useless

(Shamseddin Mohammad)


kerrdelune said...

Sorry, Blogger is being a pain about publishing my "stuff" today.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Hafiz--more music.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for this poem. I'm keeping a moon journal this month & had been looking for moon related poetry to include. Did a little haiku myself but wasn't finding much that inspired me -- this was perfect. Yes more music!