Methought I observed the moon descending last night

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In the darkness
I spiraled around your thoughts,
undaunted
as sleep sought to appear as shadow upon chocolate irises
this adoration is sacred
yet the moon is neither glad nor civil
and for the longest hour
I was unsure how to describe its glout, civil as a grapefruit
pale in its resentment
but peaceable as marked by public order,
I find myself
defiant and melted pink until the wee hours of the morning.

 

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Posted for Weekend Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

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50 thoughts on “Methought I observed the moon descending last night

  1. Kerry says:

    and for the longest hour
    I was unsure how to describe its glout..

    I found this an intensely interesting piece, Sanaa. Such an intriguing view of the moon.

  2. Magaly Guerrero says:

    Is it strange that after reading “grapefruit” and “melted pink” I can’t stop thinking about (and craving) the fruit? Words are so sneaky (and so is the imagery in this poem).

    • Sanaa says:

      Hahahaha 😍 no not strange at all!❀️ Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  3. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Exactly… the moon such an interesting thing here… “neither glad nor civil”…
    As if we would expect it to be anything else than a mirror

  4. HA says:

    “I was unsure how to describe its glout, civil as a grapefruit/pale in its resentment/but peaceable as marked by public order”: Loved this bit, Sanaa!
    Such an interesting observation and its reflection in your words. Beautiful!

  5. Sara McNulty says:

    ‘yet the moon is neither glad nor civil’
    ‘I find myself
    defiant and melted pink until the wee hours of the morning.’

    Two exquisite lines, Sanaa!

  6. Priya Bhaskar says:

    “I was unsure how to describe its glout, civil as a grapefruit
    pale in its resentment
    but peaceable as marked by public order,”

    Such beautiful imagery in this one, Sanaa! πŸ’™

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