Treasure Island

Yasmeen Khan


Fancy to the Moon


O, yonder silvery ball where you go
Hark! Let me take a gold string
To tie you on to make a balloon of you

You are slippery, soft like an eel
But I’ll put you in a wooden frame
So everyone can touch and feel

You wink high above in dark skies
And rule the realm bedecked with stars
I’ll take a ladder to ascend and sip your liquid light

When you shine full and round
I’ll make a loop to capture you
To put on my neck a pedant newly found

Oft when you are in waxing crescent
I’ll set the table to put you in my soup
How to sup a carpel bright and luminescent!

Erstwhile you are behind a cloud’s veil
And the hearts long for your soothing light
I’ll paint you anew with a paintbrush and pail

Submitted: Monday, June 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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A friend sent me fanciful photographs of moon digitally edited exactly as I've depicted in words. I know it's childlike but in all of us a child lives for ever.

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  • Bri Edwards (7/3/2013 2:04:00 AM)

    i've added this to my poemlist. CARPEL.... a new word for me. meaning a plant part?
    as for the following line.................To put in my neck a pedant newly found............i would write at or on my neck, and i believe you want PENDANT, as it fits and pedant does not. i had to check definition of pedant also. there are too many words for one to know! ! ! ! ! and so many are so similar! thanks for sharing. and thanks for some rhyming. (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (6/25/2013 2:10:00 PM)

    These are beautiful words. Are you a moon child? Were you born in the astrological chart Cancer?
    I am one and know how I love the moon too. I even made a picture of the Mars one year when it was near to the earth. Funny, it is not special, just a ball of light in the night sky. (Report) Reply

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