Moon in Well by George Held

Moon in Well


Moon in well,

illusion it fell


there. Still,

its image sits


there, in deep

silence, profound


stillness, silence.

Well, well . . .


George Held


George Held writes poems, stories, translations, and book reviews in his flat in Greenwich Village.


One thought on “Moon in Well by George Held

  1. Thomas Livingston says:

    What seems simple becomes increasingly profound, all due to the poet’s masterful control of the language, from the repetition and realignment of words such as still and stillness, silence, and of course well with its double meaning that relaxes the poem at the end, yet maintains its seriousness. A virtuoso poetic performance all too rare in today’s prosaic arrangement of lines that some consider to be poetry.

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