Blue Moon. Heavy boots.


Heat lightning: at the horizon,
July in heavy boots paces the hot floor of the darkness.
A bulb in a wobbly lamp jiggles.
Or is that you, my friend,
approaching across the firefly hills,
swinging a sloshing pail of moonlight?

~ Ted Kooser,ย July. The Wheeling Year: A Poet’s Field Book

Photo: Blue Moon by Masahiro Hiroikiย taken on July 31, 2015 in Nanbu-Cho, Tottori, Japan.



  1. Lovely!

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  2. Reblogged this on Totally Inspired Mind….

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  3. ๐ŸŒš

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  4. The full moon here is soooo big and beautiful. Ted Kooser is a great writer. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. He’s so talented. Great imagery. But for us it would need to be rain boots. Heavy-duty rain boots.

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  6. ‘swinging a sloshing pail of moonlight.’ – brilliant.

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  7. Can’t get enough of Kooser, and that moon, ahhhhh! Absolutely enchanting. Moonstruck indeed….

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  8. It was too cloudy here last night to see it. I’m glad you were able to enjoy it!

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  9. Man, this guy is so juicy!

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