Ekphrastic poetry

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Moonrise, Aurora, Nebraska


by Twyla Hansen

No Ansel Adams
but the snapshots we captured
through the open car window
on our eight megapixel cell phones

on the side of the road off an exit ramp
as truck taillights streaked eastbound
opposite the earth’s rotation
in startling calm that evening
a mere dot-glow above dun fields

Look, life is like this, filled
with moments of meaning
paid attention to or not
but we tried we lingered

and sure enough it is here
looming in memory-mind
the fat orange ball above horizon
inching up into blank navy air
the full moon in early spring

we drove toward in silence.

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Versjon 5

Dorset, April, 2017

“Moonrise, Aurora, Nebraska” by Twyla M. Hansen from Rock. Tree. Bird. © The Backwaters Press, 2017

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