Writings and Witterings

A Perigee Moon


For the second time this summer …

Perigee Moon

Fulsome, blowsy
closer to earth,
closer to man,
fuller and fatter
than the seas.
See her grave face
through the lens
of perigee,
think of the aeons
of this moon
and gravity
pulling higher tides.
The aim: diversity,
as the community
makes moon water.
All an illusion
as the silver moon hangs.

Polly Stretton Β© 2014

With acknowledgement to: http://beforeitsnews.com

With acknowledgement to: http://beforeitsnews.com


22 thoughts on “A Perigee Moon

  1. Polly this is beautiful! Despite us being told when we were young that is was a “man in the moon” you are wise and know that it is feminine. I can feel the tide in the rhythm. πŸ™‚ x


  2. I’ve always believed the moon to be ‘she’, the cycles match, the qualities match, and she is beautiful. Thanks for your comments x


  3. Moon water? It would be one hell of a health drink I would imagine.


    • Spot on, Joe…

      How to make moon water:

      Fill a glass bottle with a sealable lid with pure water on a full moon, new moon, or a moon that looks really different

      Bless it with sage leaves to get rid of negative energy

      Place it outside for the whole night

      Bring it indoors before the sun comes up

      Drink it – you can use it for your morning cuppa πŸ™‚



  4. Lovely, Polly. Some beautiful phrases and images in this.


  5. Love this moon poem Polly! I think it may be hidden by cloud where we are tonight. 😦 Really love how you tie the poem together with the last two lines. X


  6. Love this poem and the idea of moon water.


  7. It was an incredible moon last night. I was amazed by the light it cast over my yard. Your poem captures it perfectly.


  8. Stunning πŸ™‚ Our skies are very stormy tonight, doubt it will be clearly visible tonight.


  9. beautifully woven and truly poetic…loved this~


    • Thank you for visiting and following my blog, Yelena. Good to ‘meet’ you. I like what I’ve seen of your work so far πŸ™‚


  10. i’m always amazed by the influence of the moon and having her a little closer than usual is fascinating


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