Pink Moon ~ Part One: The upside of the in-between

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Tossing and turning I drink the moon,
its tempestuous breath melding with my ownβ€”
I find the concept of ‘averting one’s gaze,’ slightly bewildering;
do they? Really?
Is that why we choke on reality?
Now that winter has moved on and the wind is ushering
apple blossom trees;
they never tell us about the brittle, naked limbs that stretch high
in the icy abalone skyβ€”
I am slipping, stepping gradually through
the intricacies wedged within Spring are too small to seeβ€”
poetry after dark,
I want your lips, eloquent in their desire for a better world.
Leave me a note,
a whisper, a taste that follows into the stream of consciousness;
who can resist rejuvenation?
You set the pace for words to bloom, undismayed
I feel everything deeply: intentions, auras, acumen, flavours, nuances.
Is this not what the moon intended for us?

 

 

 

Photo credits: ‘Between,’ Painting by Mara Light, Pinterest

Posted for the Writers’ Pantry @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. After reading what you say, I’m persuaded that it is!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. Marja says:

    Oh beautiful Yes that’s what the moon intended
    My favourite lines
    “Is that why we choke on reality?” and
    “the intricacies wedged within Spring are too small to seeβ€”
    poetry after dark”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marja πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. Thotpurge says:

    Nicely done, Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Brilliant title, Sanaa, and a beautiful poem. I love the way you’ve incorporated nature and landscape in the lines:
    β€˜Now that winter has moved on and the wind is ushering
    apple blossom trees;
    they never tell us about the brittle, naked limbs that stretch high
    in the icy abalone sky’
    and the romance in the lines:
    β€˜You set the pace for words to bloom, undismayed
    I feel everything deeply: intentions, auras, acumen, flavours, nuances.
    Is this not what the moon intended for us?’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. Nature, landscape and love perfectly melded. Beautiful write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anthony πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Vandana says:

    the love and nature g oahnd i nhand and what a tempestuous moon!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  7. Hazel says:

    “I want your lips, eloquent in their desire for a better world.” I love that! May we accept what the moon intended for us.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Hazel πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Rommy says:

    The first days of spring always have a sort of fragile feeling to them, but i feels especially so this year. Which seedlings will survive this mercurial time and which will wither? Hopefully we can all do our part to shelter and nourish what we want to grow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hopefully! Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. Old Egg says:

    Yes the Moon is really a tease isn’t it? It tends to woo us away from Earth which in reality is our only safe place as we dream foolishly of what else there is beyond.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Robin πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Ron. says:

    Every time the moon is full, I imagine myself plucking it down, grinding it up, sprinkling it over a blank page, and hoping a haiku will sprout. But it never happens that way, and I end up having to make one up on my own. This is why I simultaneously love and hate the full moon.

    Great write, Sanaa! Sakute.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. Chrissa says:

    So many tiny, perfect details emerging like those first leaves. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Chrissa πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Oh, the moon intends so much for us, some of which you have hinted at—which, of course, simply whets my appetite for more!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. dsnake1 says:

    who can resist rejuvenation?”: yes, who can? πŸ™‚
    i liked how the poem moved and danced with the details.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lee San πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Living isn’t true living without feeling intensely. Looking away never leads to a full life. The moon is wise.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. Jim says:

    Intended or not. I like doing those things.
    Thanks for hosting
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  16. gillena says:

    “Now that winter has moved on and the wind is ushering
    apple blossom trees;”
    How beautiful this image
    Have a blessed Sunday Sanaa

    Much❀love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Much love …

  17. Bev Crawford says:

    What a beautiful poem, full of promise and hope. I especially loved the line : “I feel everything deeply: intentions, auras, acumen, flavours, nuances.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. ZQ says:

    Makes sense to me …thanks.

    1. Sanaa says:

      You’re welcome πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Myrna says:

    I love the depth of this poem as well as its sensitivity and even its mild allusion to sensuality. Each line is superb.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. A moon potion. I love the idea of intricacies wedged and poetry after dark.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. From the opening: “Tossing and turning I drink the moon,” – the idea of the restless heart basking the light of the night’s sky. You spark so many thoughts throughout but grabbed my attention from the start.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Joel πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

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