From The Dark Side of The Moon…

20 May

Next up on Bard’s World Promo is Cairol Dawson,


Her book that we are highlighting today is From The Dark Side of the Moon.


As a poem speaks and breathes life, Cairol Dawson’s poems are moments lived the best way possible and captured in the best possible form and language. But unlike journal entries, her poems do not merely preserve experiences, rather they continue to be in the ever-present, moments not framed in the past, but living in the here and now, echoing in the very same space as the reader who reads them. Indeed, magic.

How can one, with the logic of science, explain for instance the experience that can be derived from the poem, “Per l’amore de la luna” (for love of the moon)? Absolutely brilliant in its conception in words and a mind’s eye.

The poem does not care what country you are in and in what time. It’s there, a cupped magnificence on the palm of the page, yes, like the image of the moon reflected on till waters. There is simply no explaining. It’s simply there, existing in its own magical hour, to be loved.


From the Rubble

The road well traveled
left hearts and understanding
behind as muddy footprints,
for others to come along
and trample with every day
business, while

busy going on
their ways as life follows
on its normal course,
bombs igniting underneath
the unsuspecting travelers,
impaled by the very steel
which promised to protect,
serve, and save people’s lives

yet the multitudes of death
seem to vaporize and envelope
the senses as if they were
a morning misting dew,
fading within the sunrise,
dissipating as if it were never
really there at all

and the families of all nations
grieve and know their loss,
families are deprived
from that which some may
never fully understand
yet embrace as a normal
existence, missing

family members unknown
except in album keepsakes
of faded memories, left
in their rubble of life.

To the masses lost and the survivors of New York City 911, Indonesia, Haiti, Chile, and Japan, in memory of their suffering, loss of life and loved ones’; may they never be forgotten and to All Poets who have or will take the leap, to go out on a limb and write of love or loss, real or imagined, rhymed or unrhymed, in an attempt to articulate life and preserve the art of love and the hearts who dare to write so that others may feel how we Poets see the rest of the world.



3 Responses to “From The Dark Side of The Moon…”

  1. chalaedra May 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Reblogged this on Chalaedra's Weblog and commented:

    How can one, with the logic of science, explain the experience derived from the poem, “Per l’amore de la luna” (for love of the moon)? . . . Brilliant in its conception. . . . From the Dark Side of the Moon, a poetry anthology by Cairol Dawson. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, other fine eBook vendors and Gypsy Shadow Publishing at:

  2. Dawn Colclasure May 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Beautiful poem! Sounds like a very powerful collection of verse.

  3. Denise Bartlett May 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

    Cairol Dawson’s poetry evokes a deep response from this fellow Texan, but you don’t have to be a Texan to enjoy the color and emotion of her works.

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