Thursday, 2 September 2010

Summer’s end – summer moon

As summer ends the daytime moon appears, a sign of the impending end of summer and autumn's coming. He sits high in the daytime sky, a ghost, knowing he shouldn't be there - night time is his realm.

Knowing that he should let summer be, leave her to live on for at least a while.

But the moon is cold and his kiss colder still - and besides he can't and won't resist.

Summer moon

As sign of summer’s ending

The daytime moon appears.

Defiant summer shows her back,

Blows kisses as he sneers,

Turned evening sky from red to rust,

I view his cool with cold disgust,

Her ending right - but still unjust,

Not bowed, but proud, with head upthrust,

I see her passing, as he must.

As sign of summer’s ending

She gently turns and smiles - and fades to dust.


  1. I saw my fist summer moon a few days ago, it made me think of winter too. In truth, though, summer ended quite a while ago now. It's just a shame to see it go with such little fight.

  2. It's the way of things, she'll return another year if not for us then for someone else.

  3. Drawforjoy Illustrations commented on Facebook:

    the last one. Sad

  4. Summer is like a beautiful girl playing with other sentiments.
    I love your moon :)

  5. "O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable."