Editing the Moon by Caroline Mavis Caddy

Be precise
authority is magic.
When you think you’ve got it straight
wax wane declination
feel the movement under your hand
one summer morning
as you observe it set
then rise that night.
Always use a well-sharpened pencil
followed by a good eraser.
Watch the white emerge.

From: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/243012

Date: 2007

By: Caroline Mavis Caddy (1944- )

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