A Gathering

At our first autumn gathering around the firepit the air is crisp. It is clear change is afoot in more ways than one.

The conversation is at once silly and heartfelt, as it can sometimes be among friends. Everyone just needs a break from all the turmoil.

My gaze move between the flicker of the flames, and the moon.

in the night sky

on this autumn night

the moon wears a mask

of drifting clouds

it comes, and it goes.

Pat R

9/25/2020

For Colleen’s a weekly Tanka Tuesday where the prompt this week is the theme “Night Sky” a Gogyohka Haibun, sorta. To read or to participate go here.

19 responses to “A Gathering

  1. Pat, I got goosebumps reading your poem. Your last three lines, “the moon wears a mask, of drifting clouds, it comes, and it goes” really spoke to me of our much turmoil there is in our country right now. But, you point out that everything ebbs and flows just like those clouds over the moon… excellent! ❀

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