She being the moon loved truly

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Whether ocean bares heart to moon it doesn’t matter,
It rises and falls in rhythm with moon is another matter.

When she kisses his storms and seeps beneath the skin,
In spite of fury more than word can delineate the matter.

Though wrapped in mist and cloud of the brooding night,
She beams when he speaks to her about things that matter.

A long while amid phases of the moon coming and going,
Knowing drops of ocean echo eternity, it doesn’t matter.

Tell one the story about how the moon adores the ocean,
Then observe if he dares to dive into the heart of matter.

 

Photo credits: Gifmaniacos.es

Form: Ghazal

Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

& Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Kerry says:

    How clever of you to choose the ghazal! I love this, Sanaa. Each couplet is richly woven and you introduce a new meaning of the catch phrase each time.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I agree with Kerry… love how you have used the ghazal… works so well with the quote… the sea and the moon, the tide exactly like leaving and coming.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

        Loved so much to come back for a second read.

        1. Sanaa says:

          ❀️❀️❀️

  3. “How the moon adores the ocean….” I love that!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Linda Lyberg says:

    Beautiful Ghazal-, and not the easiest form. You worked wonders here.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. kanzensakura says:

    You did justice to this form, bringing a difference to each “matter”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  6. Jim says:

    Wonderful, Sanaa. Seems you caught well the relationship between the moon and water. It intensifies with the closeness, even though far physically apart. This is evidenced by the tides resulting from the gravity pull.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Old Egg says:

    I quite like it when the Moon flirts with the Ocean but the Ocean is a pragmatist and just waves at the Moon knowing such a romance would hurt both of them.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Robin ❀️

  8. gillena says:

    A lovely ghazal with themes dear to my heart. ‘moon’ and ‘rhythm’

    Yum!!!

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌼love

  9. Thotpurge says:

    Love the ghazal form but that title itself is so good.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. vandana says:

    This is one kind of love and a difficult one, but the face of the lover gives respite to the hurt heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Vandana ❀️

  11. Jae Rose says:

    a wonderful piece πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  12. Mary says:

    The moon, the ocean, the clouds. I like the way you have worked all of these together in such a mysterious way. The picture you chose is really evocative.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Jinksy says:

    Seems like you got to the heart of the matter! ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yes yes!❀️ Thank you so much, Jinksy πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  14. Vivian Zems says:

    The weaving of this love between ocean and moon..as an analogy-is so well penned…in these romantic couplets.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Sherri B. says:

    This is so beautiful…I loved every word.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Daniella Moyles says:

    Sigh .. the moon and the ocean have been together side by side since the beginning of time. Such a lovely ghazal, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Anna :o] says:

    How deep and strangely soothing your words Sanaa – lovely.
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Another stunning beauty, Sanaa! I love the lines:
    ‘When she kisses his storms and seeps beneath the skin’
    and
    ‘Tell one the story about how the moon adores the ocean,
    Then observe if he dares to dive into the heart of matter.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Tender!

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ˜‰

  20. Oh this is a stunning piece

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Chrissa says:

    Wow. The combination of form and idea worked so well! I enjoyed being rocked back and forth on the verses. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Oh this was delightful and just tripped off my tongue as I read and reread the couplets!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. ZQ says:

    I read this as a delightful riddle.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ˜‰

  24. Lovely! The ghazal is one of my favourite forms, both to read and to play with.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. kaykuala says:

    Other things would not matter, It is the heart that matters. How very true Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Ah yes the moon and the ocean in harmony ~ beautifully done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Manicddaily says:

    Very cool ending particularly- love the diving moon. Thanks. K.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Myrna says:

    I loved the poem. Beautiful. And you introduced me to a new form. Where have I been that I never read a ghazal before?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. This is such a delight, when it comes to imagery. I especially love the third line. It does things to the senses. Delicious!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. Enjoyed it mightily again, the second time around. xx

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  31. Kerry says:

    Yay!! I love a ghazal. You did wonders with the repeating phrase – I love how many meanings you attach to ‘matter’. Well done. This is a tricky form.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yayyy! ❀️ Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! ❀️

  32. Brendan says:

    Gorgeously done, Sanaa. “Matter’ and Latin “mater,” for mother, tell us that the soul is physical and must be fed (with that communal breaking of bread, between hearts). You work around and drill down and leave us wanting more bread. Sublimely beautiful, in form and image.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  33. Rommy says:

    I really love that last verse. How people react to the telling of a story often does say a lot about them.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  34. Pat says:

    How lovely and rounded this is, as full as the moon herself and as deeply breathing as the ocean, (in your poem, a “him”) …. and what a fascinating conversation to consider, as you’ve done, within its depths, as well, without – leaving us satisfied to sip from the cup of silver bright and the heart dark, brought to bear, upon the light.

    Wonderful poem Sanaa πŸ™‚

    Happy holidays to you and a cup of cheer for the new year πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Happy Holidays to you too 🌹

  35. Cressida says:

    Your best love poem to date. Just beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  36. annell4 says:

    A beautiful piece of writing, rare and sweet!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  37. Kislaya says:

    Perfect! Loved the Ghazal πŸ™‚ The way you have used ‘matter’ in different phrases at the end is really charming! Very soothing…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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