Fish For The Moon – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lillian is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write a poem using one or more compound words separated but without any intervening words, within a poem. I chose the compound Starfish.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Compound Me


“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the moon.” Galileo Galilei

Fish For The Moon

One night you said,
look at the sky, and I
marvelled at the array of lights,
and you asked if I had noticed 
the brightest one in Orion, 
O yes, Rigel, without a doubt
a grand star, fish for the moon
I said, it is a goddess far beyond
the mere twinkling lights afar.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under astronomy, awareness, Free Verse, poem, quote, romance

19 responses to “Fish For The Moon – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Loving this…most especially the answer given within the last 4 lines. You’ve used the two root words so very well within the sense and flow of the poem. So glad you posted to the prompt!

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  2. Ah, the magic of the moon . . .

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  3. sanaarizvi

    Oh my goodness this is breathtakingly beautiful, Paul! Wow! 😀

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  4. Lovely heavenly sights!

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  5. Ahh, beautiful Selene, so close a few nights ago. I felt I could almost reach out and catch her in my net.

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  6. Amy

    Breathtaking light…

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