The Moon and I

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Once after every fortnight, while I reason, in shades of white,
Over queries that seemed to plague a burning heart—
There shone from among the clouds, a hint of a titian moon.
“Oh, you’re here,” I whispered, peering out the window
There is a world out there, “gesturing to my warrior soul—
My story is much too complex to be told.”

Oh, explicitly I remember it was in bold November;
As each breath thawed these fingers cold—
His eyes, in realm of unkindness, raised softer sighs
From the depths of diaries there bloomed few odes—
For rare and reticent male whom the angels adore—
Unnamed here for evermore.

Much I marveled upon his manner of speech,
Every quote he uttered seemed to hush sweet lips.
As waves of perfume, hyacinth, camellia and rose
Spread promises of a night less dour and morose—
Gift me moments true until these eyes have closed—
Sustain fair distance against wily foes.

Once after every fortnight, while I reason, in shades of white,
And piece out woes that seem to derange the heart—
There shone from among the clouds, a hint of a titian moon.
“I knew you’d be here,” I whispered, peering out the window
There is a world out there, “gesturing to my warrior soul—
My story is much too complex to be told.”

 

Photo credits: Renatures.com

Posted for ‘Sunday Mini-Challenge’ @ Real Toads

and posted on the ‘Poetry Pantry’ @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Manicddaily says:

    Ah–this has such a strong 19th century feel, that lovely lyricism and interweaving of lines. Thanks, Sanaa. K.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Karin 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❤

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. Oh, I agree with Karin..This does sound 19th century and I can picture the painting to go with it.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. I enjoyed the language and the tone. It makes me want to know more about the speaker… and the story that is not to be told.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❤

  4. Such a beautiful flow to this marvelous tale.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Martin 😊 so good to see you ❤

  5. A Titian moon . . .gesturing to my warrior soul… Perfect. It draws a lovely picture for us as readers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  6. Very mysterious, your story that is ‘much too complex to be told’, particularly when in the company of ‘a hint of a titian moon’ and the ‘rare and reticent male whom the angels adore— / Unnamed here for evermore’. So romantic and intriguing, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Sumana Roy says:

    “His eyes, in realm of unkindness, raised softer sighs
    From the depths of diaries there bloomed few odes—”…….I’m in love with these lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh gosh!❤️ Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  8. Kerry says:

    This is a brilliant piece, Sanaa. I can relate to conversations with the moon, but more than that you have harnessed the style or tone of some of literature’s best poetic storytellers. A poem like this takes time and effort to write. Your effort has paid off in a signature piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww!❤️ Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 I enjoyed writing this poem as there was a titian moon here in K.L last night. So glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  9. Thotpurge says:

    Talking love with the moon…the fond indulgence of the young 😀 😀

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❤️

  10. Jae Rose says:

    Great story telling Sanaa – I loved it

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  11. Old Egg says:

    I think in conversing with the moon, stars or even the hot headed sun we show ourselves to be far more attached to this world than others. I do it to with the birds and the scurrying ants as well as the whispering trees. So they are getting quite used to me now!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Robin ❤

  12. Mary says:

    Sanaa, the story, the images, and the flow all work so well to make this a beautiful piece of writing. Enjoyed the last line…and thinking about the complexity of all of our stories.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❤

  13. Fireblossom says:

    Good thing the security system was off that night!

    1. Fireblossom says:

      Seriously, the Moon is a welcome confidant, in certain moods, and a comforting one who, by wise silence perhaps, is the best company when awake in the night.

      1. Sanaa says:

        Ohh yes absolutely!😊 Thanks for stopping by, Shay ❤

    2. Sanaa says:

      ❤❤❤

  14. annell4 says:

    The story complex…a wonderful write and read!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. This was very beautiful to read and envision…I especially love the titian moon!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😊 so good to see you ❤

  16. I can very much identify with this beautifully-worded poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

  17. Bev says:

    This leaves me wanting to hear the story too complex to be told!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❤

  18. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Woes DO derange the heart, and sometimes (but not always) a titian moon can rearrange the derangement.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, MMT ❤

  19. Paul John Dear says:

    A poem penned in the voice of a bygone era that speaks of mystery and mischief perhaps…more to tell that’s for sure. Nice work Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  20. kanzensakura says:

    A lovely poem. I especially like the Titian moon…I would love to hear the story too complex to be told.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  21. Such a beautiful romantic tone with the moon and woes….I too welcome the moon and speak to it as it speaks to me.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Scottlb says:

    Such a wonderful and intriguing write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Scott 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  23. Ayala says:

    Mysterious and lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  24. Audrey says:

    Such a beautifully romantic piece ! I love the moon–

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Truedessa says:

    I often converse with the moon especially when it is in full phase. There is something mysterious between the lines. It makes me what to dig deeper.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Truedessa ❤️

  26. Wendy Bourke says:

    The bits of rhyme and near rhyme that you have infused this piece with, really take it to the next level. A poem to resonate with moon-gazers, everywhere.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Marian says:

    Yowza, Sanaa! Wow.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Kunal says:

    Wow! Just wow!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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