Tag Archives: Moon


Look up tonight
see the Man in the Moon clench his teeth
see the Moon Rabbit run, run
away for what we do down here
the death we wreak, on others
on ourselves and the yet to be born

Copyright © 2021 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Full Moon

I wave at the man
Smiling in his immensity
Sketched out by mountains and lava flows
And call him friend
He has lit my way home
Coloured my evenings
Lit up my childhood
With dreams of space travel
How many others see him this way
The Man in the Moon?

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond

For Nesa, who loved this poem of mine, but didn’t see a man in the moon. As she told me in 2016:

“You see a man in the moon. I see a rabbit, crouched down, ears sticking up. Have seen him since I was a child and still watch for him to follow me home.”

We all miss you Nesa, so much……

The moon and the street light

Bone white Moon climbs high over rooftops
ancient scars pockmark her face
scudding clouds drape mystery around
her astronomical mass

Here on my sleep-silent street
halogen is queen, blue-white brilliance
tempered by garden trees that
stroke and wrap their cones of light

The moon sees nothing of this

Copyright © 2021 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Two poems published in Total Eclipse

I’m really happy to tell you that my poems ‘The Moor and the Sky ’  and ‘Bone Moon’ have been published in the first issue of Total Eclipse.

Total Eclipse is a literary journal based in Pittsburgh, PA
structured by nature and our multifaceted relationships
with nature; magically real experience; and the meditative
​appreciation of all things natural.

A Print issue can be ordered at:


….and you can scroll through a digital version at the site above and read my poems on page 48.


Thank you to the editor Mark Sepe and best wishes to him in this new endeavour.


I have loved you for so long
That the moon has moved measurably in its orbit
Islands have grown, jungles fallen
Empires have been toppled
I loved you as a youth
And now at the apogee of your prime
I love you still

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Re-blogged for Valentines Day