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4 Responses to “1/1/2010”
ah yes, the countdown. positioning yourself to get those new year kisses; or just one long kiss from that special person.
At first I found the oddity of the broken line structure odd, but the more I mulled it over the more I grew to like it. It’s not as wordy as I thought (4-7-5 in terms of syllables), for at first I wanted to cut the three last words in the second line. Then I came to see that the complete syntax is not after all so prosaic. The clouds sliding apart for the full moon is a a powerful image, coupled together with that new year’s kiss. Is it the full moon kissing the new year? Or are the clouds sliding apart suggestive of lips opening for a kiss at full moon? Whichever way you read it, the new year’s off to a good start!
Thank you for your kind words about my poem! All your speculations are correct. The moon emerged from the clouds so briefly that night, it was as if a reclusive diva had slid open a window to blow her adoring fans a kiss. And this appearance occurred both on New Year’s Eve, when it’s good luck to get kissed at the stroke of midnight, AND in the company of someone with whom a full moon sighting might be reason enough for a kiss. Happy new year, Hailstones! xo, E.