Blue Moon Rising

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Tonight the moon though twice
its size is sombre, dreary, dour
and just like that I felt a heavy
sensation that was full of angst-

I sat there as it slowly consumed
what little brightness was left and
then bruised my soul.

In desolation I stare at the streets
where a thousand die unpraised
veiling their hurt with gentle smiles.

Perhaps this was what it felt like to
be afraid, I thought as wind outside
struggled with branches.

And if we were allowed the option,
would we read life’s rough-hewn
chapter until the very end?

It was then that I was certain, that
if one desired to experience world,
would need to embark on myriad
phases and that moon is an image
of lone musings.

 

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Comments

  1. De Jackson says:

    Gorgeous image, and such lovely, sombre words to match.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. Vivian Zems says:

    You certainly made the moon and image of lone musings….and I enjoyed yours😊

    1. Vivian Zems says:

      *an image of…* typo!😯

      1. Sanaa says:

        🙂

    2. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. “Moon is an image of lone musings.” How i love that!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. gillena says:

    Ah musings are best in solitude. Thank you for dropping by my blog today Sanaa

    Happy Blue Moon

    Much💟love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so good to see you ❤️

      Much love…

  5. Susan says:

    This poem brings on Awe! I am totally convinced moon is the pattern for becoming aware of sorrow and loneliness. Wow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh!❤️ Thank you so much, Susan 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  6. Truedessa says:

    I sat there as it slowly consumed
    what little brightness was left and
    then bruised my soul.

    Sometimes we feel those bruises more when that moon is out…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Truedessa ❤️

  7. Old Egg says:

    Yes, the Moon does have that sad look of constancy despite her troubles but she shines on us regardless, knowing that we love to see her.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Robin ❤️

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    ‘moon is an image of lone musing’ This is absolutely true & you’ve penned it so beautifully.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. The moon is reflective – so perhaps it mirrors whatever is within us at the time. Beautiful words, as always.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  10. Vandana Sharma says:

    Lone musings…..enjoying its own company…the lone moon!

    1. Sanaa says:

      😊

  11. wildchild47 says:

    I sat there as it slowly consumed
    what little brightness was left and
    then bruised my soul.

    – the moon is by nature both light and dark – neither can exist without the other – and drawing down the moon sometimes means we must dive into the depths, and rest and listen, before we can lift our eyes and fish for the lit edges ….

    Perhaps this was what it felt like to
    be afraid, I thought as wind outside
    struggled with branches.

    – I love the idea of the wind struggling with the branches …. this is haunting ….

    as is this entire poem – lovely and sensitively drawn Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wildchild 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  12. A deep and reflective poem, Sanaa. Beautifully penned. ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Khaya 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely descriptive poem. The moon often calls us to musing,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  14. Bekkie says:

    How many of us have sat and lamented at the moon? I liked that picture.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bekkie 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  15. anjum wasim dar says:

    deeply thoughtful…mystic

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anjum ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  16. “In desolation I stare at the streets
    where a thousand die unpraised
    veiling their hurt with gentle smiles.”

    Beautiful. So filled with pathos. What an amazing write, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh!❤️ Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  17. Imelda says:

    Beautiful. I like the metaphor of the moon as image of lone musings.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Imelda ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. Thotpurge says:

    Moon indeed is an image of lone musings.. nicely done Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. gillena says:

    Happy Tuesday Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Happy Tuesday, Gillena

      Much love…. ❤️

  20. The moon can certainly bring out the soul search in us. There is melancholy in this, yet the ending emphasizes we must live life and not merely moon watch.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Susie ❤️

  21. So profound, my friend. And I completely believe it, too–in order to be, we must be everything. Life and living is all about balance.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Bjorn says:

    What I think of when I read this is that the moon is a giant mirror, it absorbs the moods and you feel all the love and melancholy at once… it affirms you… the moon is like the perfect friend.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  23. Consumed by a blue moon, Sanaa, and ‘that moon is an image of lone musings’ makes me feel lost in the cosmos. .

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😊 so good to see you ❤️

  24. kaykuala h says:

    that moon is an image
    of lone musings.

    That moon can lend itself to a lot of imaginations to while away the time. It blesses one with lots of divergent ideas. Very true Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. A dash of thought filled blue in your sunny today – very well written

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura 😊 so good to see you ❤️

  26. Sara says:

    “Moon is an image of lone musings.” Exactly. What better companion to muse with than the moon. Gorgeous, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. Marian says:

    Lone musings… desolation. Yes. Thank you, Sanaa ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

  28. Jim says:

    Right on with the lone musing here. So forlorn. The second last verse capped it off for me,
    “And if we were allowed the option,
    would we read life’s rough-hewn
    chapter until the very end?”.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

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