After The Hidden Moon by Birge Harrison 1907
Moon hiding behind night clouds.
I stare at the painting.
The night is stark and black
like the mysteries of the subconscious.
As I gaze into the night sky
moonlight diffuses around the clouds of paint
which seems to move
with an unseen wind.
Moonlight is but a reflection of our star
just as conscious patter derives from the
On the precipice of speech words emerge
out of the swirling---
to be revealed
Ed Krizek holds a BA and MS from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA and MPH from Columbia University. For over twenty years Ed has been studying and writing poetry. Ed enjoys writing that comes from the heart and particularly likes the work of Billy Collins, Ted Kooser, Czeslaw Milosz, Adam Zagajewski, and Li-Young Lee as well as that of Sharon Olds and Marie Howe. Ed writes for the reader who is not necessarily an initiate into an exclusive poetry community. He likes to connect with his readers on a personal level.