The Half-Moon Rising

the half-moon rising
I watch carefree youth
gathered by the pub
swallows preparing to leave
on a long trip south

Paul Conneally

from the tanka series ‘After Fern Hill’
inspired by the poem ‘Fern Hill’ by Dylan Thomas

Image: Swallows and Willow, Woodblock Print by Hokusai

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