In stillness and quietude

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I waltz round reticent hours of night
freed from clutches of chaos and din.
The heart although lugubrious at first
throbs wild on arrival of harvest moon.
I sigh and gesture to its poise and calm
as though compelling orb to inculcate
I chase oh promise and wings of hope
lest world’s bathed in blood and stone.

 

Photo credits: Picture taken from Samsung mobile.

Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

and Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United 

Comments

  1. Margaret says:

    …its poise and calm.

    Yes, gaze upon the moon ! Maybe we should all do that tonight?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Margaret 🙂

  2. gillena cox says:

    The moon does that to soul. Wrenches a prayer you never even intended for it

    Nice write. Had a glimpse of the gibbous almost full on my way to church this evening. It was riding a wave of cloud

    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Kerry O'Connor says:

    A remarkable juxtaposition of moon and window – captures our relationship with the moon so perfectly. I really like the impact you created with the final line.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Suyash says:

    I could feel the relief the harvest moon brings. Stunning write.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. I love the opening lines, Sanaa:
    ‘I waltz round reticent hours of night
    freed from clutches of chaos and din.’
    Some people love the silence of night and others the waking quiet of morning – but it’s the lack of chaos and din that keeps us sane 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Kim 🙂

  6. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I like how you close this… alas I think there is too much blood and stone today… I think we need to look at the moon a bit.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Old Egg says:

    The phrase ‘blood and stone” has a number of connotations that are negative that concern me a little implying hurt and sadness. Hope we can always fall back on though. Intriguing poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  8. Anna :o] says:

    I like the close too. Let there always be hope.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thank you kindly, Anna 🙂

  9. Thotpurge says:

    waltz round reticent hours of night… like that image Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      1. hedgewitch says:

        Beautiful images, timely points.

        1. Sanaa says:

          Thank you kindly, Hedgewitch ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  10. Mary says:

    May the ‘wings of hope’ continue to beat!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Mary 🙂

  11. Susan says:

    “freed from clutches of chaos and din”
    Tonight I will join you in standing beneath the moon, chasing the same vision by holding still. This is quite beautiful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww❤️ thank you so much Susan 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  12. I like the whole poem, but adore the first and last stanzas best. Love the idea of dance holding the world together…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. I love the poise and calm of that wise old moon.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. ZQ says:

    🙂 Do not stop writing…
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, ZQ ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  15. gillena says:

    Have a happy Sunday Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Right back at ya ❤️
      xo

  16. kaykuala says:

    I chase oh promise and wings of hope
    lest world’s bathed in blood and stone.

    This is very relevant now that Trump won! One just hope nothing untoward should happen!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank

  17. Wendy Bourke says:

    Another moving and masterful piece. I have found myself staring up into the heavens during this very turbulent week … it does soothe the soul.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  18. Jim says:

    Magic of the night. I’m liking it, Sanaa. Liking it all. But this week the moon is special, so very large. Tonight’s will be the maximum of this cycle, largest for years and years.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thank you kindly, Jim 🙂

  19. Truedessa says:

    It seems we could learn a lot from Grandmother moon, she has a voice and carries light. Lovely food for thought! I sometimes waltz around the night, seeking a place of calm.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Truedessa ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  20. Brendan says:

    Such stillness in that harvest moon!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Brendan 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Annell ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  21. Julian says:

    I waltz round reticent hours of night
    freed from clutches of chaos and din………brilliant, and I equally like the closing two lines, too. Enjoyed this very much

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. bkmackenzie says:

    “I sigh and gesture to its poise and calm” beautiful takeaway from this piece thank you…bkm

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. A beautiful image created in words.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. dsnake1 says:

    it’s amazing how the night can calm us. 🙂
    love the photo too!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, dsnake 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. I always feel hope when I look up at the moon. Beautiful piece

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. The last two lines are such a good reminder of why we need to do what we must.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❤️

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