Marc Mannheimer

Rookie - 0 Points (9/9/66 / Cleveland, OH)

Silver Crescent - Poem by Marc Mannheimer

Crescent moon,
and a star, adjacent, almost in its pocket

Silver sliver
opened up and out
to the silent, velvet sky’s Northeast,
the star (almost) in its cradle

Is this some sign,
that Mohammed spoke of?

And why is it here this morning?
Does it herald in
a day of fortuitous possibilities?
Or does it warn
of tempests and tumult,
calling us
to summon our courage,
to resist, to stand strong
in the midst of temptations to come?

(I saw a crescent moon one morning... well, this is the story...)

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Silver Crescent by Marc Mannheimer

  • (10/15/2007 4:10:00 PM)

    Or...maybe a moon is just a moon?
    Your question, however, cannot be ignored.
    Neither can such excellent writing.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Maya Angelou

Caged Bird

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Monday, October 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

[Report Error]