Thursday, 12 October 2017

Moon on the Ending of a Decade

by Helen Bar-Lev

This moon knows it’s special
as though appointed by celestial majesty
to reign this one night, full, royal blue
you can tell by its shine,
its brightness emphasized by
a swirl of clouds, embracing it,
its crisp definition,
as though it drew a line around itself,
to draw attention to its uniqueness
to render it three-dimensional
to the viewer on Earth, awed,
on a decade’s ending,
on a new year’s night

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© 1.2010 Helen Bar-Lev

Helen Bar-Lev was born in New York in 1942.  She holds a B.A. in Anthropology, has lived in Israel for 46 years and has had over 90 exhibitions of her landscape paintings, 34 of which were one-woman shows. Her poems and artwork have appeared in numerous online and print anthologies. Six poetry collections, all illustrated by Helen. She is the Amy Kitchener senior poet laureate. Helen was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2013 and is the recipient of the Homer European Medal for Poetry and Art. Helen is Assistant to the President of Voices Israel. She lives in Metulla, Israel.

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