Seizing the Sun and Moon
Volume Three of The Seasons of Youth

Paperback: 76 pp.
Published: 2010

Price: $15.95



The third volume of The Seasons of Youth celebrates the author’s growing family, with the birth of a son. Father and mother revisit the daily joys and challenges of seeing a child flourish from infancy into the preschool years, while they marvel at their daughter’s rapid physical and social development, as she progresses from age three to six and a half, exhibiting the first hints of who she’ll be as an adult. In thirty-nine poems that poignantly dramatize the interweaving of four lives, Louis Daniel Brodsky shares myriad rituals of childrearing (bathing, meal time, school days, pets, playing, first words, getting ready for bed), all of which offer chances to experience the coming-of-age wonders of early maturation and the rites of initiation into love’s simple complexities — opportunities to seize the sun and moon.




Watching one's child grow into an adult is one of the most prideful and rewarding experiences one can have. Seizing the Sun and Moon: Volume Three of the Seasons of Youth is the third collection of poetry from Louis Daniel Brodsky, as he reflects on the youth of his daughter and her young life, coming to terms with what she will become. Sure to entice many a parent and poetry lover, Seizing the Sun and Moon is not to be missed.

Midwest Book Review




Sun and Moon

If Trilogy is the sun,
The radiant source from which all energy emanates,
Then Troika is the moon,
Reflecting bright, twinkling smiles
And docility no tempests can fractionate.

Although each is a heavenly body
Orbiting in a galaxy ordered by parents
Whose sympathetic omniscience
Keeps chaotic objects from crashing through,
Into their congenial atmosphere,

And fathomless gravities from distracting them
From their balanced gyrations,
No logic Ptolemaic or Copernican
Adequately explains
The nature of their strange rotations.

Whether sun chases moon or the reverse obtains
Remains to be determined by time alone.
Regardless, we assume that their mutual attraction
Is godly ordained, their light symbiotic,
Their love universal and enduring.











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