Daily Prompt:Imitation/Flattery

This poem is an homage to Walt Whitman, with, perhaps a touch of Basho at the end…


I want to lie
Here in the dark
By the open window
And contemplate the cosmos
The wonders of the cosmos

O might! O splendour!
The moon, the thunder clouds
The hidden stars

O high ideals
O vastness of philosophy…

Why is this mosquito
Buzzing round my ear?moon1