One Way by Katy Breen

No longer throne of a goddess to whom we pray,
no longer the bubble house of childhood’s
tumbling Mother Goose man,

The emphatic moon ascends—
the brilliant challenger of rocket experts,
the white hope of communications men.

Some I love who are dead
were watchers of the moon and knew its lore;
planted seeds, trimmed their hair,

Pierced their ears for gold hoop earrings
as it waxed or waned.
It shines tonight upon their graves.

And burned in the garden of Gethsemane,
its light made holy by the dazzling tears
with which it mingled.

And spread its radiance on the exile’s path
of Him who was The Glorious One,
its light made holy by His holiness.

Already a mooted goal and tomorrow perhaps
an arms base, a livid sector,
the full moon dominates the dark.———Robert Hayden


  • dirtydish
    dirtydishover 5 years ago

    so cool

  • THANKS so very much for the terrific comment. I’m thrilled you made it a fav! :)

    – Katy Breen

  • TaniaLosada
    TaniaLosadaover 5 years ago

    Fantastic atmospgere here! This pic tell us a stoty! Love it :)

  • So pleased you like this Tania! THANKS so very much.

    – Katy Breen

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    outstanding work

  • Hi Kathy! THANK YOU for taking the time to share a lovely comment on this work.

    – Katy Breen

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 5 years ago

    Great work young lady!!

  • Hi Anthony! THANKS so very much for your terrific comment! Could we possibly be related? My mother’s maiden name was Comella

    – Katy Breen

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 5 years ago

    a wonderful creation, i really like this :)) k

  • THANK YOU Kristina! I so appreciate your terrific comment.

    – Katy Breen

  • Frank Ritenour
    Frank Ritenourover 5 years ago

    Katy, Great piece of art. I want to invite you to speak at the start of the next class in San Clemente on September 21st. It would be for about 10 minutes to give the students an understanding of what you do. Frank

  • Hi Frank, Thanks so very much for the invite. Although I’m much better at doing this than trying to explain it lol!! I’ll be more than happy to come on the 21st if I’m here. I’m planning a trip back east in Sept and not sure of the dates yet. I’ll keep you posted. THANKS so much for your terrific support. :)

    – Katy Breen

  • maxy
    maxyover 5 years ago

    This is so magical and sooooo beautiful! I love the way the tracks seem to lead to mystery and beauty. Excellent detail and depth throughout this wonderful scene. Fantastic work!

  • Hi Maxy! Your kind comments couldn’t be more appreciated. THANKS so very much! Katy

    – Katy Breen

  • Donna Ingham
    Donna Inghamover 5 years ago

    Stunning composition,beautifuly put together!!

  • Hi Donna! THANK YOU so much. Your wonderful comments couldn’t be more appreciated. Katy

    – Katy Breen

  • charlena
    charlenaover 5 years ago

    absolutely fantastic work

  • THANK YOU my sweet friend!!

    – Katy Breen

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 5 years ago

    tomorrow perhaps…… fairy tale like, but so so strong image,
    makes you think and feel .. gorgeous work – bravo

  • Your lovely comments couldn’t be more appreciated. Thanks so much for making this a fav! :-)

    – Katy Breen

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