Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Believe In Your Own Full Moonlight

"And what do you remember of your own full moonlight?"
~ Contemporary American artist Cooper Edens (b. 1945)


"What use dragging the body and all
its loose desires and its ghost - connections
through days wounded by doubting,

the purpose is ecstasy --

believe in it, undo the mischief
night's wardens have created."

lines from "The Purpose is Ecstasy" in Grave Gossip
by British poet Brian Patten (b. 1946)
best known as one of the Liverpool Poets
(see "Happy Batday" on The Fortnightly Kitti Carriker)


The picture above is featured on the cover of Cooper Eden's beautiful book With Secret Friends. You can see a couple more of his whimsical illustrations on my blog post "Butterfly Collection."


  1. A perfect poem for my day. Thank you, Kitti. You always come through.

  2. I wish I saw a bunny when I look in the mirror. Instead, all I see is some old goat :o)