The Moon Bows



The aging artist has a trait,
  those short on sight can’t bear

All normal signs of waning,
  a crown now his to wear

Wrinkles and sparse graying hair,
  still negative to some

But when they light upon a Sage,
 —the moon bows to the sun

(Grantham New Hampshire: February, 2017)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on February 24, 2017

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Scheme XA XA AX XX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 273
Words 50
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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