The Sun

 Wrote the writer

Also Rises

 I say

So does the moon

I see both

Most of the time

And I’ve learned

To see more clearly

The difference between sunshine

And moonshine

One makes you think you’re happy

The other makes you remember

You’re not

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Dan Sanders (34 Posts)

I made it through college, started at Pace in New York, family seemed to think I needed a business degree. I didn't last long, two double periods of accounting a week and I was off to N.Y. U. To make a long story short ( too late for that) I graduated from UCLA and actually, my biggest kick out of that is just saying, especially here on the east coast UCLA, but I could care less, been in Boston since 1975, though I was coming for a year or so. A very good friend at the time, she said to me "Dan you'll never leave Boston" so dear Florida “Sun Spot Baby" you're down there, been in and out of radio, TV, acting and that's me in a nut shell.


  1. Dan, I hope in time you will come to see these occasions from a happier perspective. I love the first part of the day, when everything feels fresh and clean, and I also love the evening, when things are peaceful.

  2. Thank you Melody, I’m working on it and getting closer

  3. Dan, truly this is the dichotomy of life, eloquently captured in your words.

  4. Cher,
    Thank you for those nice words and now I can call myself a dichotomy,instead of just split down the middle. And I think you the great support over what now must be at least a year or two. Without your encouragement I could just be babbling in a corner some place playing with my crayons, and talking to my thumb. :-) .

  5. Cher Obviously I was to flattered to type. ” And I thank you for the great support….. ” it should have read. Now where is the red crayon….

    • Dan, you are a wonderful friend and such a talented poet. Support for both comes easily, my friend.

  6. LarryConley

    Dan thy name is poignancy! This is an emotional tone so well suited to poetic expression.


    • Daniel Sanders (Author)

      Larry Thank you. I have been called many things but done that I liked better than poignancy!

  7. Simple expression of the duality of who and what we are, we’re just made up of so much. Glorious melancholy, first rate really. Strikes the chord.

  8. Dan Sanders (Author)

    Thank you Pete for the kind words and you saw clearly what I was trying to say and I love the two words Glorious melancholy used together like that. melancholy can indeed be glorious, if painful..

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