From Dancing Moons, 1995, by Nancy Wood
Deep in the sanctuary of my loneliness,
I looked at the nighttime sky where
The full moon in its own deep solitude
Suddenly began to dance across the stars.
From dark horizon to dark horizon it went,
Giving light to my silent, shuttered heart,
And to itself the promise of desire.
As I watched, the full moon danced the night away,
Bathed in earth’s reflected harmony. Then
The moon became two moons, multiplying on and on
Until the sky was filled with dancing moons.
Those distant orbs of spirited light vanished the moment
The sun came up, yet shadows of their beauty remained,
Reminding me of the blessings of my life.