Moon Meditation by Neil Ellman

Moon Meditation by Richard Pousette-Dart

Moon Meditation

(after the painting by Richard Pousette-Dart)

Walking on the moon
in the breathlessness of dust
no wind, the cold
cutting like diamond blades of ice
through stone and skin
the first perhaps
the last
I walk in the shadow
of the gods
who came before.  
At the Sea of Tranquility
I am alone
with no one to guide me
but the stars
and no one to believe in
but myself.

Neil Ellman is a poet from New Jersey.  He has published numerous poems, more than 1,000 of which are ekphrastic and written in response to works of modern art, in print and online journals, anthologies and chapbooks throughout the world.  He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and twice for Best of the Net.

Editors Note: This is an ekphrastic poem and based on a work of modern art. The title of this poem is that of the original image (after the painting by Richard Pousette-Dart)


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