Tuesday Poem: Honey Moon

Honey Moon

When you moved through the cold
a fierce essential flame

I warmed myself at your altar.
Night

ate the afterbirth of day.
Birdsong wrestled with silence.

You covered me in stolen light –
this new and secret skin.

“Honey Moon” was originally published in the New Zealand Listener on 18 March 2006, and is one of the poems I plan to include in my forthcoming collection Men Briefly Explained.

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6 thoughts on “Tuesday Poem: Honey Moon

  1. Thank you, Vespersparrow! In the case of this poem, I set out to write out a completely different poem, fiddled around with it for a while, and these eight lines suddenly popped out. I discarded all the other lines and kept these.I endeavoured to post a comment on your poem, and its wonderful vocabulary, but the gremlins of the Internet appear to have eaten my comment.(For anyone who hasn't seen it, this is Vespersparrow's Tuesday Poem.)

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