Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pajamas and a Purple Crayon

As we admired moon this evening, it followed us from our backyard to the stop sign at the end of the street. Only the lure of pajamas with buttons kept us from the night time wanderings to see how far the moon would follow. Is this the moon that inspired Crockett Johnson to create Harold's moon in the 1950s?

The new moon graced the sky last night

Tonight the moon blinds the star guides
Tonight the sun shines after setting the dark
Still hinting at the day's final blues

Tonight alluded colors bleed
From the tips of turning trees
In to white night

Tonight does the moon follow us
Or do we follow the moon?
 
Put on your PJ's tonight, grab a purple crayon, and draw the world that one no one has yet imagined by line, by word, by brush . Will you go with the moon, or will the moon go with you?