Friday, March 17, 2017

Conjunction--By J. T. Milford--United States


Stately is the rising moon

Sliced and starred
edged with darkness
presiding over our town below
with ancient grace

As the star climbs
with the crescent moon
they flood the town
with a steady stream of light

And I, who have come
to see this celestial event
am overtaken by an
exuberant joy in being alive

For in a mystical way
the luminaries dim
my old persona
to reveal the aerial soaring
of a secret life

J. T. Milford began writing poetry when he retired as a CPA from public accounting twenty-two years ago. He has lived in Lake Charles, Louisiana most of his life and uses life there as a background for his poetry. J.T. feels he doesn’t really write poems, they seem to arrive and demand to be written.


  1. "Conjunction" is very good JT. Beautiful scenery every
    night with all kinds of light experienced in Secret living.
    Great writing makes great reading.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank You Yancy for your very kind comment. It gives me great pleasure to know you liked the poem. We all strive for great writing only once in a long while do we actually achieve it. Thank you for your very generous complement.

    2. Not only did I like it JT, but I think you struck gold
      as a writer. I look forward to reading more of your
      unique writing.

  2. Dear J T,
    Love the rising moon "sliced and starred" as well as all of your evocative images.
    Thank you,

    1. Thank you Michael for your very kind comment. It brings great pleasure to know you liked the poem images. Thanks