October 18th, 2009

New Moon Watch: …May It Happen For You


Sometimes things don’t go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail.
Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war,
elect an honest man, decide they care
enough, that they can’t leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best intentions do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen; may it happen for you.

— Sheenagh Pugh

Painting by Stanisław Masłowski (1853-1926), Wschód księżyca (Moonrise), 1884. From Crashingly Beautiful

3 Responses to 'New Moon Watch: …May It Happen For You'
Filed Under: New Moon Watch and Poetry
  1. Sabina remarks:

    I believe it has – it is! Really!
    Thanks for this beautiful poem. Let all our hearts melt with tenderness, for ourselves and each other.

    October 18th, 2009 at 9:16 pm
  2. […] For another wonderful poem married to this image see Astroinquiry. […]

    October 19th, 2009 at 9:51 am
  3. Ellen Longo remarks:

    Thank you. Beautiful…

    November 3rd, 2009 at 3:23 pm

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