Morning, the moon

This was what I saw, looking to Mount Hallowell in the east, when I got up this morning.

So clean and elegant, like the lines of Sappho (in Anne Carson’s translation): stars around the beautiful moon/hide back their luminous form. . . The image has stayed with me all morning as I prepared bread dough, cut some sweet peas to celebrate Angelica’s arrival this afternoon.

Sappho again:

But for the one who has hair yellower

than a pinetorch

crowns

of blooming flowers

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~ by theresakishkan on September 12, 2012.

2 Responses to “Morning, the moon”

  1. Lovely! I’d forgotten just how rich and varied the colours of sweetpeas can be, particularly delicious with a slice of moon on the side.

  2. Ours went into a kind of funk during August’s heat but now they’ve revived and are so beautiful! The whole kitchen area smells of them right now!
    tk

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