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Watery-white, the moon casts its glow onto the city, the sycamore
maple silhouetted, in the distance, against the obsidian sky. Have you
ever wondered how the moon could be bringing heightened emotions
to surface? Like the sudden blooming of colour that sears through
one’s cheeks, the tide with its waves rolling in and out, its rhythm
as steady as our own— have you noticed how similar the magnetic
effect?

I am lonesome, the light from my iPhone much like absent rain not
beating down; slender fingers scrolling through and replying to
misunderstood syllables. Honestly speaking, I find that the moon
senses a tinge of sweetness behind my eyes and in turn lends to fiery
spirit. I am hardly one to pout while seated upon plush furniture; it’s
too much work in my opinion. I’d rather smile my way through the
floodwaters of relating myself to the world.

 Sanguine moon observes,
the rush of blood during a full phase—
heron calls.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Green Bedroom by Richard Tuschman

Frank hosts at dVerse tonight and the word is ‘Moon.’
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Posted for Haibun Monday: To the Moon @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Lucy says:

    This is so beautifully poignant with evocative shades of sorrow and isolation. But, at the end, there is the theme of moving forward and persevering. Wonderful piece that is so strongly expressed and composed. It is very well-written work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lucy 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This could be such a timeless scene of night-writing if it wasn’t for the iPhone… you paint the city so different from what I imagine when often the electric lights would swallow the moon.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  3. Beautiful and evocative! Brava!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  4. I love the way you describe the moon in the opening paragraph, Sanaa, the paradox of the moon’s glow being watery-white, the rhythm of tide and waves, and the silhouette of the sycamore maple. I also like the contrast of tone between the first and second paragraphs, and the way they are linked together by the haiku.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  5. Ken Gierke says:

    The moon is indeed a magnet for emotions. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely! 😀 Thanks for stopping by, Ken 💄❤️

  6. msjadeli says:

    Lots of vivid imagery to choose from and pleasant reflections under the light of the moon, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  7. Very sweet, tinged with sadness. In your haiku ,the “rush ,of blood” (which I suspect is Cheeks) implies and leaves room for violence, chaos and pandemic panic.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  8. Beautiful wistful opening Sanaa and then the reality of the second paragraph bringing us down to earth and what is going on. I really enjoyed this and your use of language is a joy to read ☺️💕

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Christine 😍 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  9. Ron says:

    Wonderful work indeed Sanaa, and NOTHING could have nailed it together more solidly than your closing line/image.

    Wowza.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

  10. Jenna says:

    I knew this would be particularly lovely, and you did not disappoint, Sanaa! <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  11. Patricia says:

    Lovely… just lovely

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Patricia 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  12. lynn says:

    I admire your first paragraph especially!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  13. Old Egg says:

    Your haibun seemed so believable as I read it until I remembered how how much I stretched the truth in my own poetry! There is nothing quite like poetry to relate yourself to the world. This was a great read Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  14. robtkistner says:

    This is so intimate and engaging, very honest and real. You put me into yourimagery. So well written Sanaa. And Hopper, oh yes! 😉

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

      Tuschman actually …

  15. Ingrid says:

    ‘ I’d rather smile my way through the
    floodwaters of relating myself to the world.’
    What a fine motto this is!
    A captivating piece of writing: I guess our bodies have their own internal tides.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  16. Kerfe says:

    We have inner tides that follow the moon just as the ocean does I believe. Filled with poignant emotion.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  17. gillena says:

    ” I find that the moon
    senses a tinge of sweetness behind my eyes”

    Luv this Sanaa. Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much💓love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much love …

  18. Helen says:

    This is beautiful, Sanaa …. I am off to find the plush chair you speak of.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  19. Dora says:

    The moon’s glow, and the iPhone’s; the tides and the heron; the heightened emotions like waves of emotion: these all form such a meditative chain of beauty. I love that the haiku closes with the heron, like a point of calm.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  20. So lovely–with a bit of melancholy.
    We are tied to the moon, and as a woman, that rush of blood made me think of something else.
    I smiled at the heron because I’ve been seeing one often at the park near my house.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

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