Night Light

full moon just expired,
one more circle becoming history.

a huge moth
courts the lantern next to me,
in love with the unknown,
and the lantern pins the moth’s living shadow
against the pages of the book in my hand.

under the moth’s gray fluttering shade
words scream,
brought to life by the dance of night’s butterfly,
ghostly figments of some pitch serialism –
threads pulled out with an apparent accidentalism
from the page’s canvas with a blunt crochet hook.

meanings melt all-together
while the book becomes the moth,
fluttering its pages under the light of my “why” –
and greedy
my eyes finish devouring
about the same time that the moth’s wings

the lantern remains alive though –
there’s always room for another moth

© Liliana Negoi


The focus of "The BeZine," a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines, is on sacred space (common ground) as it is expressed through the arts. Our work covers a range of topics: spirituality, life, death, personal experience, culture, current events, history, art, and photography and film. We share work here that is representative of universal human values however differently they might be expressed in our varied religions and cultures. We feel that our art and our Internet-facilitated social connection offer a means to see one another in our simple humanity, as brothers and sisters, and not as “other.” This is a space where we hope you’ll delight in learning how much you have in common with “other” peoples. We hope that your visits here will help you to love (respect) not fear. For more see our Info/Mission Statement Page.

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