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Billy Collins - Invention

Tonight the moon is a cracker,
with a bite out of it
floating in the night,

and in a week or so
according to the calendar
it will probably look

like a silver football,
and nine, maybe ten days ago
it reminded me of a thin bright claw.

But eventually --
by the end of the month,
I reckon --

it will waste away
to nothing,
nothing but stars in the sky,

and I will have a few nights
to myself,
a little time to rest my jittery pen.

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Poet: Billy Collins
Poem: Invention
Poem of the Day: Nov 5 2005

Comment 2 of 2, added on October 30th, 2009 at 12:44 PM.

Your poem is awesome Please write more
Thank You,

Richard from Canada
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 10th, 2008 at 3:27 PM.

this poem is about the moon

maximillion from Belarus

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