many moons



People complain about too many moons in my poetry.
Even my friends ask me why I keep putting in the moon.
And I wish I had an answer like when Archie Moore
was asked by a reporter in the dressing room
after the fight, “Why did you keep looking in
his eyes, Archie? The whole fight you were 
looking in his eyes.” And old Archie Moore said,
“Because the eyes are the windows of the soul, man."


Jack Gilbert, Secrets of Poetry