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Old Raccoon Moon

Updated on September 23, 2016
That old Raccoon Moon...
That old Raccoon Moon...

Though Summer's now gone, the cool air's coming on, moon's so high,

Wild geese soon to fly, all fill the evening sky, seeking shelter, by and by.

As crickets chirp, the Bullfrogs ring, Autumns trees, a new look to bring,

Bright reds, golds, to greet the day, now as green melts away, all to sing.

Old Raccoon moon high in the sky, we can't reach you, if we try, all the night long,

Wild creatures of evening's hour, to our eyes, grand sights devour, all to belong.

Shadows dominate, criss-cross the dale, that golden orb does prevail, as in song,

Vibrant light, mirrored there, upon the clouds, each so fair, its reflection so strong.

Is time to chop wood, clear out the hearth, building a first fire, to test its worth,

Stack up the logs, feed the hunting dogs, the new season's about to give birth.

The old rocking chair on the porch swings with the wind, a chilly shiver to send,

Leaves in the trees flutter, as big limbs bend, Fall time's joyfulness, now to begin.

The mocking birds sings in its last salute, returning at dawn to play its fond flute,

Furry creatures, birds, no more to stir, without words, a goodnight to follow suit.

The Raccoon moon swings low over the trail, stars twinkle brightly, uplift the veil,

As by an artist's spell, this scene of delight depicted well, a spirit-filled story to tell.

all rights reserved and under copyright 2016
all rights reserved and under copyright 2016


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      whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States

      Thank you so much for your review my friend and many blessings to you and yours. whonu

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      teaches12345 11 months ago

      I do see the raccoons scamper across the fields when the moon is this bright. The expression on the painting is exactly what one sees when they catch them in the light. Lovely poem.

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      whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States

      It's just a local observation. I paint wild life and thought it would be a nice tribute. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 11 months ago from Central Florida

      I've never heard of a raccoon moon, but I have a raccoon living in my back yard. Very cool.

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      whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States

      Thank you for your nice reviews, blessings to all. whonu

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 11 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely! Especially your painting and the atmosphere it helps to create.

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      whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States

      Thank you MsDora my friend and blessings on this fine Autumn evening.whonu

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 11 months ago from The Caribbean

      "A spirit-filled story to tell" and you tell it well! The Raccoon Moon is captivating.

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      Faith Reaper 11 months ago from southern USA

      Amazing and interesting poetry. I love your painting!


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      whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States

      Hello my friend Bill. Raised in the South, the Raccoon was a part of every hunting season. Though I do not hunt any longer, using a brush rather than a gun, I still enjoy the memories. Thanks my friend for stopping by. whonu

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      Bill Holland 12 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Fall is definitely here, my friend. Never heard of Raccoon Moon....somehow appropriate....anyway, have a great weekend.