Helga Kidder

Luna Moth


You must have escaped the moon’s craters,

pale green wings ethereal

as a fairy’s, landing on the rose bush,

reminding me of moments like this lost

treading the world’s wheel.


What brings you to my garden?

Your four painted eyes on wings look at me

as if seeking refuge. I sigh,

want to open my vault of mercy

to your endangered species.


You will perfume the air

for mating, then leave behind eggs,

a new generation,

as the first leaves of fall,

brown and brittle from drought,

dwindle to the ground. 





 Helga Kidder

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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