To what length surreptitious moon

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Somebody once asked me,
what is the moon?
Does it feel our pain? Does
it observe stories as one
expects it to? I wish I’d
known the answer, I wish
I’d known the truth.

Perhaps it’s filled with woe
which preys upon the 
heart, perhaps it’s patron
of darkness and things that
vanish with light.

What is the moon? Perhaps
its the cry of lovers who 
mourn with solicitous night,
perhaps it’s the scent of
betrayal and of blossoms
stripped to bloodless white.

Gently, does the sky disclose
before whispers from the
dead intrude, “the moon
who you adore has skeletons
in the closet too,

and though dubious be these
clouds, let not mind defer
from seeing through.”

 

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50 thoughts on “To what length surreptitious moon

  1. Kim M. Russell says:

    ‘What is the moon? Perhaps
    its the cry of lovers who
    mourn with solicitous night,
    perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white.’
    Sublime!

  2. lillian says:

    Oh the many faces of the moon. I do especially love these lines:
    “perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white.”

    I think I rather think of the moon in the positive sense because it wears a tiara of stars! 🙂
    PS: don’t think I’ve ever said how much I LOVE your blog title…I smile every time I open it to see A Dash of Sunny 🙂

  3. alison hankinson says:

    This is absolutely my most favourite bit…
    Gently, does the sky disclose
    before whispers from the
    dead intrude, “the moon
    who you adore has skeletons
    in the closet too,

    Oh the moon who sees it all…XXX

  4. Manicddaily says:

    Hey Senaa, I especially like the second stanza and the internal rhyme of heart and dark–wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with this lovely poem. k.

  5. scott hastie says:

    What is the moon? Perhaps
    its the cry of lovers who
    mourn with solicitous night,
    perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white.

    This stanza especially brilliant I thought Sanna – a delightful read… Thank you

  6. Jim says:

    I am thinking the Moon will try to keep that closet door shut. But that doesn’t always work with skeletons, they sometimes come out. So will it be hypocritical if it tries to show compassion?
    ..

  7. Cara O' Donoghue says:

    “What is the moon? Perhaps
    its the cry of lovers who 
    mourn with solicitous night,
    perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white.”

    This is gorgeously vivid and potent! 💙

  8. Chris Evans says:

    It’s like Pink Floyd says “There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.” 😉

  9. Jane Seymour says:

    As Poets we tend to write about the moon in a thousand different ways.. sigh… your words are deeply poignant!

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