The moon, and I

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At eventide as clouds pierce through the wind,
I breathe in view, one of strawberry moon-rise.
Its beauty unravels a strangely wounded heart,
as though remnants of glass upon marble floor.
I glance as pebbles skipped across placid pond,
hear cries of horned owl perched atop oak tree.
In the moment that passed there flashed a glow,
turned spirit as fine as smooth wedge of gold ―

 

 

Photo credits: Pixabay

Kerry invites us to write inspired by the poems of Charles Bukowski and Rumi.

Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

and posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    You make the night sound like the best of places… 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Angie says:

    beautiful sentiments as always Sanaa. Of course, everything reminds me of Beauty & the Beast (because it’s coming to theaters March 17).

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      PS: I’m looking forward to seeing it in the theater 🙂

  3. In a word, haunting! Very beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Bekkie 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  4. CC says:

    This sounds delightful: “strawberry moon-rise”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, C.C 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. Your night sounds like an adventure made of delight-filled colors, textures, sounds… and every changing wonders.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  6. Thotpurge says:

    Love the wounded heart likened to glass upon a marble floor…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so nice to see you ❤️

  7. Lovely words / image.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This is very beautiful, Sanaa. I especially like the image of the wounded heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Romantic, as ever, with a ‘strawberry moon-rise’ and gentle percussive sounds of ‘glass upon marble floor’ and pebbles skipping, as well as owl cries. very atmospheric, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  10. Sumana Roy says:

    ‘strawberry moon-rise’ steals my heart..sooo very lovely & mysterious along with all the nightly sounds…..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Susan says:

    Perhaps this is what beauty is for:
    “Its beauty unravels a strangely wounded heart,
    as though remnants of glass upon marble floor.”

    And this poem is beauty to me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!!❤️ Thank you so much Susan 😀 so good to see you!❤️

  12. Exquisite as is the accompanying photograph.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Pearl 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Marian says:

    Wow, this is so luxurious, and exultant. Wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Julian says:

    A Lovely read here Sanaa. Really like strawberry moon rise.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Gorgeous! Love those closing Lines especially.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. A rich and beautiful poem, with a lot of layers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Matthew 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Bev says:

    Beautifully descriptive. I’m sure I heard the owl. Great read. Thank you!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Mary says:

    Beautiful images once again, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. annell4 says:

    You are the enchantress with your words!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Old Egg says:

    What glorious metaphors you use in your poems Sanaa, they are always a delight to read.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. lemon j. says:

    Ooh, a strawberry moon; yes please!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Myrna says:

    Nice. I like your relationship with the moon and the pictures you describe of a moonlit night.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Wendy Bourke says:

    This brought to mind the tinkle of glass wind chimes on a breeze. Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Jim says:

    This is a nice poem, Sanaa, very thought-inducing. I love the part where the “strawberry moon-rise beauty unravels a [my/your] strangely wounded heart …”] This part tugs at our wounded hearts which we try to live with and forget.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. So lovely I feel as if I am there with you…and the night so soothing…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. hedgewitch says:

    As shimmering as the moon, with a killer finish.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Hedgewitch 🙂 so glad you liked it!❤️

  27. Tarang Sinha says:

    ‘strawberry moon-rise’ I like it! Your poem (plus image) creates wonderful imagery. Lovely composition! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Manicddaily says:

    Very dramatic!
    Love the double sense of marble. Thanks. K.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. Sara McNulty says:

    ‘Strawberry moon rise’ & ‘wedge of gold’ – Doesn’t get more beautiful than this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

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