Moon Carol
By Jane Valencia

Quiet night
blue snow
hidden moon twirls a skein of light

Snow falls
soft woollen coins
drifting between antler branches

A Christmas rose unfurls
from her clouded petticoats
she dyes petals within silent ponds

Wait here! This mystery
threads interlace paths
within a loom of trees

Branches shuttle
verses into cloth
stretching music across the sky

Moon! Your footfalls
on the new-woven snow
reveal patterns in this winter grove


Jane is our FABULOUS Vashon Artist this month as well as our Behind The Scenes Feature! Please check out both of those articles in the "Featured Articles" listed on the Table of Contents page of this August 2002 issue of the KotaPress Poetry Journal!!!


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