Bill Galvin

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Reflections On A Moon - Poem by Bill Galvin

A bright, clear and cold night…
The near full moon setting low in the winter sky,
Illuminating the bare tree branches;
Casting ghostlike shadows on the snow;
Ghostly arms and fingers stretching around the yard.
At three in the morning
I am looking out the window of an empty room;
An empty room in a lonely house.
A house made quiet with your passing.

A silent moon sets on a quiet night.

A long, soulful and loving relationship…
With many moons, full and not so full,
Passing silently overhead;
Casting mysterious light down to us.
Some seen, some missed, some ignored;
Some we danced under, some we sang to.
Some we loved under…
Some we expressed our love under.

I remember the date… you told me recently…
September 8,1972.

Forty-two years is a lot of moonlight.

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Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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