MOON: CORN MOON
It hears a root make movement in the soil,
words that leaves make when the wind comes strong and
sudden. Reads that map the shadows trace to
show where day has gone. It speaks in tongues we
have forgotten. In the sparrow’s flight can
see a signal, or sense danger in the glisten
of a pond. It wears the woodland cinquefoil
for yellow buttons on each silver strand
of light it pulls across the prairieland.
This moon embraces life. Impatiently
perusing, pleading like a lonely man
who has repented loneliness: “Listen —
I who now know love this summer night,
Urge all green hearts to blossom and delight!”
Hugh Moore's art exhibit, "Tasting the Universe Pie," is on display at Prairie House Custom Frames through the end of July. Stores hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.