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If My Name Were Moon Tonight… ðŸŒ›ðŸŒðŸŽ‘🈷


SoundEagle in Full Moon, Sky, Mountain and Wolf
If my name were Moon tonight…
Would you play me hawk sonatas
And make my heart swoon outright
With a hill full of nostalgias…?

If I could cease to be Earth's satellite…
Would you wrench me closer with gravity
To be larger, brighter by your campsite
On the mountain before my next journey…?

If my aim were Moon by starlight…
Would you howl me a lunar tune
That sings of my light-year spaceflight
Drifting through Milky Way's lagoon…?

If I came as the Moon tonight…
Would you play me eagle concerti
On the hill awash in moonlight
Enchanted by tonal fantasy…?

If my name were Moon tonight…
Would you propose to me with wolf symphonies
And hear my soul croon forthright
Across old memories and new destinies…?
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SoundEagle in Art and Paramusic

Moon-Related Autumn Celebration

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival or Chinese Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, close to the autumnal equinox. The Government of the People’s Republic of China listed the festival as an “intangible cultural heritage” in 2006, and it was made a Chinese public holiday in 2008. It is also a public holiday in Taiwan.

English: Botanical garden, Montreal, Quebec, C...

English: Botanical garden, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mid-autumn festival. Français : Jardin botanique, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Fête de la mi-automne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mooncake (月餅) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiu). The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.

the Yummy Moon Cakes at Golden Bakery in China...

the Yummy Moon Cakes at Golden Bakery in Chinatown (San Francisco). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

23 comments on “If My Name Were Moon Tonight… ðŸŒ›ðŸŒðŸŽ‘🈷

  1. wolf symphonies – a kind characterization for their howling at the moon but what of the werewolf’s screams?

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  2. I especially like the line: “If my aim were Moon by starlight”

    I enjoy the way this blends the light of different source with the moon as the receiver, the saucer almost, of all of the activity that is moving through this poem. I also appreciate the musical accompaniments you’ve offered.

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    • SoundEagle is delighted that you took the time to read my poem and leave your comments. Thank you, Jeremy.

      Regarding your favourite line, SoundEagle supposes that perhaps you also sensed that the word “aim” can have a double meaning there.

      Apart from the obvious rhymes or rhyming schemes, SoundEagle wonders whether anybody notice or detect other defining features and/or consistent devices in this poem.

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  3. There dwells no English teacher in me and I never write critiques of the poetry of others. The feeling from your poem is of the powerful and mysterious female energy of the full moon in wilderness – the sensual lunar pull on bird and beast and the human heart. It recalls a magical moment when I worked as a fire lookout in northern British Columbia. The moon was full and i couldn’t sleep. I heard scuffling outside of the cabin and saw through the window the silhouettes of two wolves playing together much as we see domestic dogs play fighting in the park. Then they stopped and sat completely still against the huge white disk of the moon – breath-taking…

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  5. This poetry reminds me of a story I am following closely. It is the story of the journey of an Oregon born wild wolf, the humans call “OR-7” . . . he has been on the move and has crossed the border into California, making him the 1st known wolf to be migrating there in decades. Many of the U.S. wolves are being lost to hunters and trappers, including collared wolves who are being baited away from protected wildlife areas, then killed. There is both a joy in that these magnificent beings continue to survive and a deep sadness in that the human species is wiping them out by the hundreds at every turn. Your poetry connects me to both emotions. Connections abound.

    Your future posts will be on my radar.

    Many Blessings! ~Gerean Pflug for “The Animal Spirits”, Ashland, OR, USA

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    • Hi theanimalspirits, SoundEagle would like to inform you that this post has been extended with one video, five photos and ten weblinks. The new video entitled “How Wolves Change Rivers” concerns the Trophic Cascade Caused by the Wolf as a Keystone Species, the detailed mechanisms and ecological processes of which has been known by some scientists and conservationists for some time. There is now a paradigm shift towards the rewilding of Nature. Please enjoy!

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    • Many people often mistakenly believe that the word “conservation” automatically implies “environmentally friendly”. Unfortunately, the images and ideals associated with those quoted words often conceal the more sinister and unpalatable aspects of market environmentalism, in which the word “conservation” really refers to managing wildlife populations, often involving culling any animal that certain interests groups want to be managed or even exterminated. The deplorable situation can become entrenched and perpetuated through ignorance, fear, power, greed, propaganda, and resource exploitation. As a result, state and federal authorities frequently fail to holistically adopt and recognise the best practices in environmental sustainability aimed at improving ecological wellbeing, especially when some politicians enact laws or when certain administrations pass regulations that are suited to the short-sighted interests of their wealthy supporters, eager stakeholders and targeted constituencies.

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  6. Love both music and the poem.
    Thank you so much.

    Best regards,
    mei

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  7. Wonderful poem and music!!
    Thank you so much!1
    Best Regards,
    Sharon

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  8. Thank you kw – that was relaxing. I will meditate to your music & chill out .Just what I need at this time in my life :-)) xx

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  9. Beautiful poetry inspiring words that resonate in ones mind and soul, set to music that compliments the essence of the poem. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Well d8ne K.W.

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    • Thank you for taking the time and interest to be acquainted with this special post, Barbara. Your words have warmed SoundEagle‘s Heart . . . . . It is still around mid-autumn in the northern hemisphere.

      As your reward, SoundEagle has just added one video, five photos and ten weblinks to this post. Please enjoy!

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