Soliloquy – Under the full strawberry moon

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Let us pretend it’s June 
embrace
the full deliciousness of this ripening thought
this break of day,
so peaceful is emptiness
that I should like to rest my heart
and exhale.
Let us pretend that romance isn’t as wild
and ephemeral 
as we are used to thinking,
rare is the heart that’s hopeful
when slowly everything that’s revered
is dying.
Deep is the hour when strawberry moon unfurls 
shielding us
from the pain that being human proffers,
to me
she is Poet’s muse,
comfort
and keeper of all things unadulterated.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest 

Posted for Toni’s Challenge @ Real Toads 

Comments

  1. Magyar says:

    Best seasonal wishes Sanaa, to you, to yours… and to all_!

    hearts give
    beyond common decadence
    silent souls

    __ So often, those that give their deepest care… seek no recognition; ’tis often the -givers of human pain- that are most easily seen, and not the givers of care. _m

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Best seasonal wishes to you as well! 🎉🎊

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I think I would like to pretend that there is such a moon… a moon of love…
    but the moon is a cold eye at the moment.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  3. tanager eyes says:

    “she is Poet’s muse,
    comfort
    and keeper of all things unadulterated”

    What a perfect description.

    I love how you went with strawberry moon.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, tanager eyes 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  4. Brendan says:

    Getting to the heart of the heart is what moon this poem yearns for — the greatest intimacy yet also the most terrifying and sad. I’ll have what you’re seeing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Brendan 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  5. A lovely poem about the strawberry moon – deeply romantic.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  6. Kerry says:

    I love the narrative voice in this poem. It is filled with optimism, able to see beyond the present to a time of plenty.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Kerry 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

      1. Kerry says:

        I love it on the second read even more.

        1. Sanaa says:

          ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Such a gorgeously romantic poem, Sanaa, and where did you find that incredible image? I love the phrase ‘full deliciousness of this ripening thought’, like the ripening moon, and the lines:
    ‘Deep is the hour when strawberry moon unfurls

    she is Poet’s muse,
    comfort
    and keeper of all things unadulterated’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😍 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

      (I found the image on Pinterest) 🌷

  8. enjoyed this soliloquy very much.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marco Antonio 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  9. annell4 says:

    What a beautiful poem!! Who doesn’t love strawberries?

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. The moon as keeper of the pure and precious. How deliciously! Under those terms, I have no problem pretending winter is summer (that’s yet to find its coat).

    P.S. I might recite the phrase “the full deliciousness of this ripening thought” over and over today. And yes, it’s your fault!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Bwahahahaha! ❤️ Thank you so much, Magaly 😍 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  11. You write of the moon with both wonder and pain. Oh, if life and love could remain as it once was. Beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Vivian Zems says:

    What a beautiful ode to this strawberry moon that holds all things dear. Loved this!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. This poem is ripe and wild!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  14. Rommy says:

    What a delight to get lost in a sweet dream under the moonlight.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Ali Grimshaw says:

    “so peaceful is emptiness
    that I should like to rest my heart
    and exhale.”
    Me too.
    I am enjoying your poems.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alicia 😍 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  16. HA says:

    Ah, the romance is not as wild and ephemeral as we have been told indeed. It lies in small things, it quivers and smiles in the form of a “strawberry moon” and the hope of a broken heart. Such a beautiful soliloquy, Sanaa! Your words are a balm to this emptiness; the pretense in lieu of dread is wonderful. Sometimes, we have to practice believing for it to work. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! ❤️ Thank you so much, Anmol 😀 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  17. Vicki J ROGERS says:

    “Rest my heart and exhale” I love that, beautiful poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vicki 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  18. annell4 says:

    Who doesn’t love a strawberry moon? And love your poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Margaret says:

    … longing for warmth, peace, sweet inviting love… sigh

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. “rare is the heart that’s hopeful
    when slowly everything that’s revered
    is dying.”

    Oh, WOW! How I love this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  21. Oh, I want to sit under that strawberry moon. This is such a beautiful poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Kislaya says:

    Brilliant piece! Loved the concept of ‘Strawberry moon’.
    Such profound lines – ‘Let us pretend that romance isn’t as wild
    and ephemeral
    as we are used to thinking,
    rare is the heart that’s hopeful
    when slowly everything that’s revered
    is dying’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kislaya 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  23. Jane Seymour says:

    This is lovely! I adore these lines:

    “Deep is the hour when strawberry moon unfurls 
    shielding us 
    from the pain that being human proffers.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Alyssa says:

    You make me long for that Strawberry moon! This is beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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