The Largest Moon There Ever Was

I drove straight into the moon one night,
The largest moon there ever was!
Lying low just past a rise in the road,
With its weight pressing the blacktop and
Its roundness blanketing the countryside,
It appeared too heavy now to hang
In its usual place in the heavens.
The glow of this enchanting moon
Over lit the scene so that
Even the least observant eye
Would not miss the elaborate display.
How sweet it would be to
Meet the moon like that again someday!

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It’s hard to describe the sight of the moon that evening when I was driving to my house in Connecticut. It was a rare and breathtaking sight. I’ve tried so many times to describe it.

When I saw Maree Clarkson’s sketch An African Moon I was reminded so much of my poem, written several years ago. Thank you, Maree, for inspiring me to post this here, and I dedicate it to you for your love of all nature.


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Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogover 2 years ago

    I did not know you were a poet too. great poem :o)

  • Thank you, Barb. I don’t write often, but once in a while I give it a try.

    – AuntDot

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Really great writing, Dot! Your description in this poem is wonderful!

  • Thanks so much for your encouraging comment, Kristi. I guess I’m a poet wannabe like I’m a photographer wannabe! Pianist wannabe too! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Just lovely Dot. I recently wrote a piece call Best Date Ever. It was my date with the moon. Seems there are atmospheric influences out there..

  • Thanks so much, Donna. I’ll look for it!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful words Dot, nice poem.

  • Thanks so much, Rosie. Some things are just so hard to describe when you try to do it poetically. (For me, anyway!)

    – AuntDot

  • S .
    S .over 2 years ago

    must have been a super moon :) lol
    beautiful work aunt !

  • It surely was! My hands shook on the steering wheel, it was so impressive. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Shoaib!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Poem Dot, it must have been a magical sight, and this is a wonderful dedication to a great artist… Maree

  • Thank you, Andrea. It was breathtaking to say the least. I thought I was entering another world and had to keep a grip on the steering wheel. It was one of those scenes you wish someone was with you to share, but I was alone in the car.

    – AuntDot

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackover 2 years ago

    this is beautiful, and magics up a wonderful image.

  • Thank you so much. It’s hard to describe how big that moon was and how it looked as if it were ON THE GROUND straight ahead of me!

    – AuntDot

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 2 years ago

    ah, yes, this reminds me of a time when Peter and I were camping in the north of Western Australia, hadn’t seen a human for hours, right in the middle of nowhere. And then, as we thought, a car ame over the rise and the light of the headlights was blinding when there was no other light except the stars. We waited and waited for it to arrive and then it burst, like yours, an enormous moon “pressing on the blacktop”! You’ve described perfectly the way we felt. We laughed for the sheer amazing wonder of it.

  • Nadine, I’m glad my poem brought that memory back to you. It’s so hard to describe something like that. I’ve seen many beautiful moons, but nothing as spectacular as that one. I guess I was at the right place at the right time. I’m so glad you shared your experience with me!

    – AuntDot

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 2 years ago

    I love moons like that!! And your words fit the emotions that I experienced perfectly when I have experienced the Largest Moon There Ever was!!!! Fave!

  • That is so nice of you, Vicki. I appreciate your lovely comment.

    – AuntDot

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    Oh WOW Dot, the poem is REALLY great! Beautifully written and thank you so much for the dedication, I am so pleased my sketch inspired you to post it here!

  • Thank you so much, Maree. Would I love to be more of a poet when I see sights like that! LOL

    – AuntDot

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