"Whitby" by John Atkinson Grimshaw‘New Super Moon’ by Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi The Society September 8, 2018 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 10 Comments a Petrarchan sonnet Highlighting midnight across darkened skies flies the Supermoon hidden in all of its glory; though sightless and somber, a maker of stories soon reaching its perigee, near us it flies. Celestial body whose mystery lies in a facial expression now laden with quarries to whom we confess all our hopes and our worries, what history lurks in those cavernous eyes? Magical ruler of tides and the Earth, waxing and waning to rhythm of one, monthly appearance as Queen of the night, Mystical healer of life and rebirth, dancing the shadows of Earth from the Sun, select to reflect both the darkness and light. Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she writes poetry, prose and articles; specializes in literary criticism and non-profit matters. She has a B.A. in English, Spanish, and an M.A. in Spanish from Saint Louis University in Madrid and St. Louis. Since brain surgery, she volunteer teaches creative writing in a maximum security jail and works for civil rights attorneys. She completed a novel in verse, Poem to Follow, and is featured in several poetry anthologies, including the Missouri VSA 2013 Anthology, Turning the Clocks Forward Again; Poetica Victorian; Red Dashboard Disorder Anthology: Mental Illness and Its Effects; The Muse India/Createspace Anthology Of Present Day Best Poems; Bordertown Press Poetry of People on the Move; and Literature Today International Journal of Contemporary Literature. Shari’s poetry has appeared in several literary magazines in the U.S., Canada, England, India, Ireland and Spain. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 10 Responses James Sale September 8, 2018 Beautiful – I really enjoyed this sonnet – very magical and lilting effects with the language. Well done. Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi September 10, 2018 Thank you kindly, James Sale! Reply Amy Foreman September 8, 2018 This is lovely, Shari! Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi September 10, 2018 Thank you, Amy Foreman! I truly admire your work as well! Reply David Paul Behrens September 8, 2018 A very nice poem with a flowing usage of words. Well done! Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi September 10, 2018 I appreciate your kind comments and critique, David Paul Behrens! Thank you very much! Reply Charlie Southerland September 8, 2018 Dear Ms. LeKane-Yentumi– Very nice use of dactylic tetrameter. I enjoyed the poem muchly. Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi September 10, 2018 Thank you, Charlie Southerland! I appreciate the note about the dactylic tetrameter. Reply David Watt September 9, 2018 I really liked the flow of this sonnet and the overall effect. Well done Shari! Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi September 10, 2018 I very much appreciate your critique and comments, Davit Watt, Thank you very much! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your 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.