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A Slender Sliver Of Light

Rating: 3.2

Just before the dark moon,
A slender sliver of light -
Like a piece of onion skin -
Rises into the sky near sunrise.
The next lunar phase,
Like a gaping empty mouth
Of a Black Hole,
Swallows that crumb and starts over,
Adding layer upon layer of meaning each night
Until a globose onion gleaming

Inside its translucent sheath
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Monday, August 17, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: moon
Fred Babbin 04 February 2010

This poem really touches. I think it even has a little bit of me in it.

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fleur de lys 07 December 2009

I think the sensuous use of language and rich imagery is what makes this powerful and textured piece so memorable and I particularly loved the metaphor of the Japanese lantern. The title for me is magical. You are a conjurer with words Lillian.

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Ken E Hall 05 December 2009

A mighty poem indeed that sliver of light reveals a lot and the newborn are born pure until the rot of life with the imagery of an onion....clever A ten for me+++10 regards

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Patti Masterman 28 November 2009

Wow, so many symbols in here and the biggest one of all, the Book of Life..very intriguing.(smile)

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Anand Madhukar 22 September 2009

A hauntingly beautiful write, richly textured with wonderful imagery.

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Ray Schreiber 27 July 2015

A meditation on the crescent moon revealing so much more than the Earth's shadow blocking out the sun. Nicely written.

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Romeo Della Valle 31 October 2011

Powerful, deep and spiritually touching poem that is rich in imagery and fine texture. Tonight I have the privilege of reading one of your great reservoir of poetry! With great pleasure I enjoyed this first one but not my last, that is for sure! 10+++ Well deserved for this masterpiece. Thank you for sharing! Keep inspiring the World with more of such talented writes! God Bless You, dear Lillian! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ...

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Adeline Foster 22 October 2011

Loved it. Reminded me of poem by Vachel Lindsay: The Moon's the North Wind's Cooky. Read mine - Night Creeps - Adeline

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Kazi Ahmed 28 September 2011

Very well written. There is a flow and rhythm of words allover the body of the poetry. Thanks. Please read my poems also.

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Fred Babbin 04 February 2010

This poem really touches. I think it even has a little bit of me in it.

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