Sunday, August 20, 2017

Walking in the moonlight with Mom;
"I can see the great uncomplicated thing;
Isn't it nice to be old enough for glasses
We'd go walk around the block Mom and me
A little girl, about five I would guess
Maybe four or six, can't remember well
The Moon was bright, fuzzy as usual
Remember the night, last time for a bit
Then one evening we went again, us two
Moon was bright, I could see the sidewalk cracks
Next remembered looking up, sight to see!
"Mother, I can see the Man in the Moon!"
"Uncomplicated Things" doctors can fix  

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 - Photo and Poem Copyright © 2017, 2010, 2008 (photos) and 2017 (Poem) Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Photo at top is a "Print Screen" copied from Kerry's post below   - Photo below the poem was published on my other blog in 2008 and 2010 
 - I'm linked with, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Micro Poetry ~ Uncomplicated Things,  - Kelly's instructions are, "This weekend, our frame of reference is "Uncomplicated Things" - from the second line of the poem, The Moon, by Leonard Cohen. "  Then build a short mini-poem around that line as inspiration, ten lines or less (I have ten lines).
- Notes:
 - - In a couple of places I purposely confused the correct form of pronouns (note especially for a certain daughter, then for my sister, and for other unnamed ladies, who are keepers of the straight)  - I have deleted a small amount of text, third line from Cohen's poem as it was unsuitable for some of my younger readers.
 - - The "Moon Jar" pictured above was made by pottery artist, Helen Garriott.  This jar and companion "Sun Jar" were of limited production, each one handcrafted. (previously posted in 2008 and 2010 in my other blog - link).  Helen Garriott (link) was the wife of Owen Garriott (link), Sky Lab Astronaut and is mother of Richard Garriott (link) who is a civilian who paid his own way to ride up the Space Lab. 
 - - While I was an aerospace engineer at NASA, I worked with Owen and had met Helen a few times in her pottery studio.  I also taught their daughter for a semester in a business class at the college but was not acquainted with Richard.  However I did hear personal reports from time to time about him.
 - - The cougar behind is a print by Charles Fracé, a nature painting artist. Mine is autographed by him, "To: Jim", and represents my college, The University of Houston, and its athletes, the Houston Cougars. Mrs. Jim gave me the picture after having it so nicely framed.



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