Joyce Chelmo


Buck Moon - Poem by Joyce Chelmo

After a long day on the steering
end of her old canoe, when the
only light shimmering on the lake
was the vanilla moon of late July.

Her friends slept in the tent
they struggle to erect that day
on Mile Island.
The camp fire smoldered,
crickets sang
while fireflies played
in the nearby bush.

Gingerly balancing herself, barefoot,
over the slippery surface of the crag
along the lake shore.
Slipping off her clothing,
sliding quietly into the dark depths.
She swam naked with the Buck moon.


Comments about Buck Moon by Joyce Chelmo

  • (5/22/2006 8:43:00 PM)


    May I say that you have acheived your goal wonderfully...your poems are very beautiful!
    -Rick
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  • (4/26/2006 3:46:00 PM)


    Thank you so much Edmund that is my goal... to make you see it.

    Joyce
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  • (4/25/2006 4:58:00 PM)


    Ah, so many memories come from this one....I enjoyed your depiction...much! (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2006 10:52:00 PM)


    Duncan and Phillip thank you both so much... this is a true story.
    The island was in the middle of Fall Lake in Minnesota, a bunch
    of us went there for my birthday every year when I was a teen.
    We rented a canoes at the outfitters and paddled to Mile Island.
    My Birthday is mid July

    Joyce
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  • (4/22/2006 10:13:00 PM)


    Dear Joyce, You have a lithe presence in your writing that calls to me, calls to those who love the raw beauty in this world. Keep doing what you are doing. phillip (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2006 4:05:00 PM)


    Oh my goodness! ! ! , what a beautiful image of a lovely lady under a vanilla moon captured by the longing waters of her grace, You are a fine poet Joyce and you have lots to be proud of,
    Love duncan
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006



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