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24 August 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 2

Hinged Double Sonnet for the Luna Moths

– Norton Island, Maine

For ten days now, two luna moths remain

silk-winged and lavish as a double broach

pinned beneath the porch light of my cabin.

Two of them, patinaed that sea-glass green

of copper weather vanes nosing the wind,

the sun-lit green of rockweed, the lichen's

green scabbing-over of the bouldered shore,