Harvest Moon

Nov 04, 2016

Harvest Moon



Harvest Moon

Dappled cloud, pinkish gray, dress the afternoon’s dull day.

Breathlessly the sun arrives, peeking shyly through the gray.

“Much too late to warm the day,” seems to say a tender doe.

“The day,” mimics, from Madrona tree, a raven black.

An eagle soaring, salmon dinner in her clutch –agrees.

We too accede, as we navigate the Inland Passage way.

These untamed scenes delight the eye as we sail

to find a sheltered anchorage, in which to end our day.

Palely glows the Moon –time for God to light His gloaming skies,

and caress, the velvet night with His galaxy of stars;

which chaperon and guide loan sailors with His moonlight paths.

Beneath this canopy of God’s –safely anchored– we give thanks

To Him, in awe and gratitude for beauteous nights like this.


  1. dudley stafford Says: 1:08 pm

    Dearest Graham,
    I have followed the lives of you & your family since i worked for you.
    I can never explain that magic experience we had for over a year building TREENA, my magic contact with Andrew who had the incredible courage to sail from the shipyard to the med. on the shakedown of TREENA, a life time of experience are stored in my memories!! I should write a book!! Ha!!!
    A million things have passed since then, finally I have I hope caught up with you to wish you my fondest wishes.

    Dudley stafford (Your ONLY REAL Captain)

  2. Lynn Severance Says: 8:31 pm

    “time for God to light His gloaming skies,. . .caress, the velvet night with His galaxy of stars;”

    I am reminded how those of us living in cities with all the lights and buildings and busyness, miss seeing the fuller galaxy of stars at night in all their brilliant glory. Last March I had the opportunity to be on Orcas Island (Washington state) for the better part of a week. I’d go out on my deck at the B&B at night to gaze – in awe – at the stars that filled the sky. No scene is quite like it.

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  4. Mary Ann Owens Says: 8:12 am

    What a Beautiful poem! Treena was a very talented writer. The imagery is spectacular. Thank you, Graham, for sharing this with us. God Bless, Mary Ann

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