To Catch the Sun

To catch the sun, you lay a trap

of steel in dark of deadly night.

 Add some bait, perhaps a scrap

of lightning from a stormy flight;

as she mounts horizon’s hill,

the sun will spy allurement there,

cunningly, of her free will,

she’ll glow with joy and trip the snare.

14 comments on “To Catch the Sun

  1. jefe says:

    The poem is so well matched to your photo that I can’t imagine reading them separately. Both are so well cut that it’s breathtaking. Better than good, two thumbs up!

  2. Susanne Haun says:

    Do you remember the movie with James Stewart, in which he gives his girlfriend the moon from the sky? I think it is the christmas film, I don’t know the english title.
    I think about it reading your poem!

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    I LOVE THIS!! Very clever poet, you are, Melody!!

  4. Debbie says:

    Really good, Melody, and I loved the whole idea of capturing the sun! 🙂

  5. I really like this poem Melody. The imagery is terrific.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks! Haven’t seen you around much – life getting busy? I’m in a dinner theatre this weekend and am feeling the time pressure…

      • Thank you for noticing. I have been away part of the time in Colorado with my wife visiting my son so I spent time with them instead of writing. In addition to that I haven’t been feeling very creative so I took a self-imposed break. Things are starting to get back to normal now and I’m beginning to feel the creative juices flow again. I hope to get back to a more regular writing schedule over the next couple of days. Anyway enjoy the theatre and I hope to talk to you again soon.

      • melodylowes says:

        It’s nice to take a break now and then – allow our brains and hearts to see and feel and gather up stories. Hope your visit with your son was wonderful!

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