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.

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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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