The Ancient Modern

Beautiful Moon! Bella Luna! /  Joshua Alan Sturgill

You have the unique glory of appearing
in both the daytime and nighttime skies.

You are the singular, mystic bridge
between the absolute monarchy of the Sun
and the infinite aristocracy of the Stars.

How did you gain this gift? It springs
both from your sprightly audacity
and from your regal dignity.

Beautiful Moon! Kindest light!
You are the patroness of hope-in-loss
and guarantor of anticipated joy!

All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2020 by Joshua Alan Sturgill. All rights reserved.

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