The Moon

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I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, and the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.” – Muhammad Iqbal

I lie bare beneath the shadows
Observing as moon — a ghostly
galleon is tossed upon nubilous
seas.

Lost amid life’s noise and whirl —
I pondered as your voice invades
‘Grim in swathes of vengeance clad
Darling, let go or else be dragged’

Blandly you smile, peering across
coal-black eye, with a glance so sly
My caverns unexplored and dark
Flicker upon your touch and burn.

In the hour that passed —
amidst fissure of mushroom clouds
I witnessed the surge of passion
in the veins of the moon.

 

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Comments

  1. An enchanting piece, this, very sensual. I like how you worked in the quote at the end of this (the one I used that is attributed to one Muhammad Iqbal). Still the Net, often mislabels quotes, so regardless , those lines work fine in your poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 🙂 seems like we were inspired by the same quote ❤

  2. De Jackson says:

    Oh! The moon have veins is FANTASTIC.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. kanzensakura says:

    The last stanza of this is beyond excellent. A lovely picture of the moon. deeply romantic.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Toni ❤

  4. Grace says:

    I specially love the ending stanza:

    In the hour that passed —
    amidst fissure of mushroom clouds
    I witnessed the surge of passion
    in the veins of the moon.

    Thanks for joining in Sanaa!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      My Pleasure 🙂 Thank you so much, Grace ❤

  5. Victoria says:

    I knew you would write a wonderful response to this prompt. The moon is such a good muse and right up your alley. Thinking of the moon is sly–yep!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thank you kindly, Victoria ❤

  6. Sara McNulty says:

    This is stunning, Sanaa. It seems like we took opposite views.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you 🙂 Glad you liked it, Sara ❤

  7. Bjorn says:

    Oh that’s a moon of flesh and blood, it seems as somethings you delight in fearing,

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 so glad you liked the poem.

  8. Sreeja says:

    Beautifully written ….a bit dark shade….! Loved the last stanza …..!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Sreeja 🙂

  9. Wow! This is brilliant writing, Sanaa! ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Josslyn ❤ so glad you liked it.

  10. you so well discern the magic of the potions from a moon at night

    lovely writing, mi amiga

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Marcoantonio 🙂

  11. debi says:

    Love the ending – brilliant write

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi ❤ so glad you liked it.

  12. Lady Nyo says:

    This is absolutely lovely. Haunting, evocative….just stellar! And that last two lines….takes it very much out of the park.

    Jane

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane ❤ so glad you liked it.

  13. Kathy Reed says:

    I enjoyed reading your vision of the moon…ghostly mysterious and up close and personal….excellent!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kathy ❤

  14. I love these lines, Sanaa:
    ‘Blandly you smile, peering across
    coal-black eye, with a glance so sly
    My caverns unexplored and dark
    Flicker upon your touch and burn.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim ❤ so glad you liked them.

  15. True.. A moon briGht
    and full and even
    dArk and new..
    can be
    iN sinew
    A greAtest
    accomplice
    of Killer and
    iS for Animals
    from A to Z.. Flesh
    giving moon.. in nourishment
    blood.. teeth sink for life.. death
    comes under cLouds.. FuLL Moon
    reminds of
    temporary
    oF FuLL..:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Katie 🙂

  16. Beautiful, both the poem and the photo.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Linda 🙂

  17. Bryan Ens says:

    Love the touch of “The Highwayman” that you inserted into the first stanza

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  18. I like the idea of the moon as a “ghostly galleon.” Nice image and sound!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Marilyn ❤

  19. annell4 says:

    The Moon, a favorite old friend…someone you can count on.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Michael says:

    Lovely response to the song Sanaa…..enjoyed it very much..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Michael 🙂

  21. gillena cox says:

    Love the craft of imagery to bring life to a passionate moon. Love your choice of video too

    I’m happy you linked to Monday WRites today

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Gillena ❤️ good to see you 🙂

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