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New Moon

by Cheryl Frances-Hoad From The Thought Machine (2016)

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New Moon
English source: Kate Wakeling

Moon is
silver sliver.

Moon is
clipped cup
from which to sip
a first drop
of freshly-pressed
moon juice.

Moon is
somersaulting C
in the best moon font.

Moon is fickle flickerer.

Moon is
new lunar lantern
to track a star or two.

But mostly,
moon is
shy to meet
once more
old old


Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Cheryl's music has been described as “like a declaration of faith in the eternal verities of composition” (The Times), with “a voice overflowing not only with ideas, but also with the discipline and artistry necessary to harness them” (The…

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