Anthony Burge

(16/06/1962 / Australia)

I Sea The Moon And The Moon Sees Me


The graveyard watch on a squid ink sea

I see the moon and the moon sees me

Half slung cats eye with clouded brow

As she keeps a watch cross the port side bow

Our vessel slides silver ribbon of moonlight

Cast upon a velvet sea

Her lazy eye sees all asunder as I watch her watching me

Staring through a night sky clouded

Egg yolk yellow partially shrouded

Till hidden from view behind cloud stained sky

Memory of image stamped on closed eye

Hole pricked sky, star picket puncture

Sky meets sea at seamless juncture

Horizon meets black sea on blacker

Moonshines gold leaf sea slick lacquer

I see the moon and the moon sees me.

Submitted: Sunday, April 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Penned whilst on the midnight watch rounding Cape York Peninsular onboard the 'Bathurst'

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