Poetry By Linda M. Crate ‑ Vol. 1

“Snow, Moon, And Flowers” By Sakai Hoitsu (1820)


A Moon Sung Moment

the moon sang a perfect moment
into being
silver white light against
the dew drops
of night
whose sequined heads
against a backdrop of blue-black littered
with the lanterned songs of stars—
no sound or psalm of any
living or death
just a song of silence beautiful and not ominous
in any way
falling upon the land
a soft wind without voice blowing through all the grasses
short and tall
of the field and of the yard
without discrimination.


Psalming Of A Star

a blue star
danced against the darker blue
of sky
in a winter’s night
full of silence, cold, and feathery
wings of snow;
but insisted upon always remaining
visible to keep the moon
a perfect psalm of tranquility and serenity
splashed against the landscape of
a rural city
without the puncturing wound of sirens.


Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017. Her novel Phoenix Tears is forthcoming.

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