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

And Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Echoes of the Prologue to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in your wordplay with ‘civil’, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  3. 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).

    1. 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) 🌹

  4. Carrie V. H. says:

    “The moon is neither glad nor civil”….what an amazing line. Love all the emotion in this Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Carrie πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  5. 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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  6. Startling! You make me re-examine my clichΓ©d views of the moon.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  7. Old Egg says:

    Do forgive me Sanaa but in my mind all I can think about is you “melted pink!”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. Civil as a grapefruit and pale in its resentment……unusual and intriguing, as a description of the moon. Very cool.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  9. 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!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Anmol πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! ❀️

  10. Mary says:

    Very evocative. “Defiant and melted pink” at first seems contradictory, but then, on the other hand, why not!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  11. Rommy says:

    All the moon can do is reflect the light it gets – for both good and ill.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❀️

  12. annell4 says:

    So often when the moon is full, it keeps me awake all night. Too noisy!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Ah yes I can relate ❀️ thank you so much, Annell πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  13. gillena says:

    The image of the character melted pink is interesting, humbling and very very ponderable
    Happy you dropped by my sumie Sunday today

    MuchπŸ’šlove

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

      Much🌻🌷love

  14. ayala says:

    Civil as a grapefruit and pale in its resentment…an interesting image.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  15. Chrissa says:

    That description of the moon…I just can’t get over it. This is slyly defiant and very cool.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Chrissa πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  16. It’s not altogether a bad thing to be defiant.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜‰ thanks for stopping by, MMT ❀️

  17. Whitesnake says:

    I went somewhere and then awoke.

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ™‚

  18. “yet the moon is neither glad nor civil” I love that line! Beautiful poetry as always. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  19. 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!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  20. Wendy Bourke says:

    Some intriguing images and word smithing in this. A pleasure to read, as always.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  21. Chocolate, moon, grapefruit and pink all come together here!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  22. Thotpurge says:

    this adoration is sacred
    yet the moon is neither glad nor civil… that’s lovely, sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  23. Jim says:

    Poor Moon, mooning and glouting, civil and pale but peaceable. Civil matter, not a crime.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Jim ❀️

  24. dsnake1 says:

    i will never look at the moon the same way again. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lee San πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  25. 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’™

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Priya πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

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