‘Cynthia Moon’ and Other Poetry by Clinton Van Inman The Society May 12, 2014 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 1 Comment Cynthia Moon Go drag your white skull before blind seas That tumble dazed to your mono-eyed magic Go string the treadmill tides around the poles And make all starry lovers pale and sick Go tell Neptune when the night is through Charm him too with your waxing and waning Awaken the Triton and all your mermaids too Let them revel in your nocturnal wandering But you can’t catch me with those half smiles As your borrowed brilliance exposes you I have seen how your darker side beguiles As I learned too late that you are never true Go charm some other star struck rhapsodist Lure him too into your midnight mist. The Real Missing Mass They say that most of you is missing Perhaps from your most private places Something more than just an arm or leg And deeper than your darkest spaces. Researchers conclude as much as ninety percent Lost deduced from a long line of X’s and O’s But it takes no greater science to tell me Your muted mysteries no one knows. I too have peered down your opaque passages Have felt your fractal pulse dimensionless Have seen your eyes hidden in a veil of stars And knew that you are quite featureless. Like staring at the stars you cannot be seen directly And all your skies are blue from a distance only. Clinton Van Inman was born at Walton-on-Thames, England in 1945 and graduated with a BA from San Diego State University in 1977. Currently, he is teaching high school in Tampa Bay where he lives with his wife, Elba. Recent publications include : The Metric, UK Poetry Library, Journal of Formal Poetry, Indiana Spirits, Poetry, BlazeVox, Foliate Oak Journal, Poetica Victorian, Belle Reve Journal, BlackCatPoems, The Inclement, The Tower Journal to name a few. He is tentatively planning to publish a book of poetry entitled, “Walton Way.” Featured Image: “View of Dresden at Full Moon” by Johan Christian Dahl (1788 – 1857). NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Meryl Stratford May 16, 2014 Beautiful poems! I notice you’re in Tampa. You might consider sending a chapbook to YellowJacket Press. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.