Tuesday Poem: Midnight Under a Full Moon in a Field in Minnesota by Sara Blackthorne

Monday, 18th October, 2010

Sara Blackthorne

Sara Blackthorne is a writer, editor, and novice photographer living in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. She loves to knit, read, and ride her bicycle everywhere. Stay tuned for an upcoming writing workshop for women about finding the courage to tell your own story by checking out her blog or following her on Twitter

What I really like about this piece is it's light touch. Love poems tip so easily into saccharine but this one manages to be quite electric. 

 

 

Midnight Under a Full Moon in a Field in Minnesota

 

 

Let me lean

into you.

 

With all the ease of

weight

 

less

 

ness

 

my head

upon

your shoulder

 

I watch your fingers

under mine

each word

 

I try to sing

without forgetting.

 

stars keep spinning

 

We stand there

dancing, still.

 

Tonight we

watch the moon unravel

catching her bare,

unadulterated.

 

Let me lean

into you

 

our outline

fingers

tracing

 

lips just

brushing.

 

 

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Comments

wow, this is beautiful Sara. thanks for sharing it here Helen :)

Yes, less is definitely more here. The acute noticing of the small details builds the bigger picture.

Truly sweet and beautiful without being cliche - fresh and real. Lovely poem!