Red Moon

Red Moon
Sapper Morton:…”you’ve never seen a miracle.” Bladerunner 2049

I had a vision the other night –
in the blackness of the night
I looked up and saw
a miracle –
Have you ever seen a miracle?

The red moon burns the night sky –
Glowing cinders turn into stars
fading at the light of day

A quadrille for dVerse Poets Pub and for Tuesday Platform over at Real Toads

stock photo

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 15:18:37

    You write so beautifully about the night… I feel I miss something when sleeping. Love the image of that moon.


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 15:24:53

    Your focus on so many nighttime wonders makes me think of the song from the Beauty and the Beast–I think it’s called “The Music of the Night.” It gives me the chills, as does you poetry.


  3. kim881
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 15:27:26

    Beautiful, Toni:
    ‘The red moon burns the night sky –
    Glowing cinders turn into stars
    fading at the light of day’


  4. lillian
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 15:32:04

    Beautiful, indeed! My favorite memory of looking into the miracles of the night sky is from many years ago — lying atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park and counting the shooting stars. The night sky always carries miracles 🙂
    And when I see the “harvest moon” — when it’s full and golden, I can hear my mother signing “Shine on, shine on harvest moon” and see her dancing around the living room! Thanks for the memories you’ve brought to light for me here, Toni!


  5. Jane Dougherty
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 15:39:32

    Glowing cinders turn into stars—lovely image.


  6. Vivian Zems
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 15:50:34

    Only mother-nature can put this kind of show on. Beautiful.


  7. paul scribbles
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:10:55

    What a wise owl you are. Beautifully still.


  8. qbit
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:15:41



  9. sarahsouthwest
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:29:55

    I love that conflation of embers and stars. It works both ways, of course. Lovely.


  10. Candy
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:30:02

    oh yes! Love your night sky.


  11. equipoise17
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:31:02

    glowing cinders turn into stars. Earth, space and the red moon come to mind, an inspiring film too


  12. Frank Hubeny
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:46:08

    Being able to see anything at all is a kind of miracle but a red moon is amazing.


  13. Frank J. Tassone
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 17:28:06

    Love your play on the quote, and how you weave the words around that beautiful photo you chose.


  14. Waltermarks
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 18:05:25

    Every time a red moon is up, it’s cloudy here. I’d like to see one. Your poem makes it sound so romantic


  15. Grace
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 18:12:58

    Love the imagery of the red moon burning the night sky~


  16. nosaintaugustine
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 18:49:31

    The stars as the moon’s cinders! So great!


  17. rothpoetry
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 20:38:07

    Love the glowing cinders disappearing at the light of day~ a miracle for sure!


  18. Mary (tqhousecat)
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 20:56:51

    Love this!


  19. Sanaa Rizvi
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 05:34:51

    Glowing cinders turn into stars.. sigh.. that is is such a gorgeous image!💞


  20. merrildsmith
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 07:24:42

    Lovely images of the night–and miracles. “Glowing cinders. . .” Beautiful


  21. annell4
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 13:24:01

    I love this!!! Burning cinders turn into stars!!! And wishes do come true.


  22. whimsygizmo
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 15:20:53

    Love love LOVE. Especially “Glowing cinders turn into stars.”


  23. Neeraj Khanka
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 15:26:17

    There’s something about night that always captures us, one or the other way.
    Lovely write !


  24. Linda Kruschke
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 16:04:02

    Lovely! You paint a beautiful picture of a miracle.


  25. Misky
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 16:43:23

    “Glowing cinders turn into stars” – that is such a fantastic concept!


  26. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 20:59:48

    a red moon – that would be wondrous.


  27. thotpurge
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 22:50:07

    Great image of the red moon burning the night!


  28. alisonhankinson
    Feb 28, 2018 @ 03:25:14

    I really love that you take such pleasure from the night. We didn’t get to see the red moon, it was a cloudy night and somehow I felt cheated. I didn’t get to see the miracle.


  29. Magaly Guerrero
    Feb 28, 2018 @ 11:54:30

    The magic, the real magic is in seeing that there are miracles everywhere–in the Red Moon, in the moon that hides in the dark, in the poetry fed by all the possibilities… Miracles everywhere. Love it.


  30. Blue M.
    Feb 28, 2018 @ 15:09:07

    Wow, that sounds gorgeous.


  31. Kern Windwraith
    Feb 28, 2018 @ 22:52:23

    This is lovely. “The red moon burns the night sky”–love this line. It gives me chills of joy just to read it, in the same way that actually seeing a red moon does. I’ll never see a red moon again without thinking of it burning the night sky.


  32. Jim
    Mar 01, 2018 @ 00:20:15

    Nice build up, Toni. I was apprehensive about the miracle until the last, “Glowing cinders turn into stars” convinced me. The kicker was when they disappear when the light comes, just like regular stars do.


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