The Vietnamese - American Poetic Spirit

Ocean Moon

by Thong Ba Le

On the sixteenth day it must be,
the moon goes skinny-dipping in the sea.
A quiet night the ocean is deep,
her hair is blowing in the breeze.

She s backstroking to see the night sky
where the far stars are so shy.
The universe is suddenly stopping her turn
and the stars are falling to be free.

A school of dolphins from the sea,
they are surprised and stop to see,
then jump over the surface while they watch
the golden rays pouring from her body.

A bright cruise ship is sailing by,
all lovers are looking to the sky.
Their sweet dreams along with their hopes
are flying with the moon in the night.

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