There is a moon inside my poetic being

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“There is a tide in the affairs of men,” ― William Shakespeare , Julius Caesar

The moon is an outline of your face
during
midnight musings
as though time spinning
backwards
and emotion bursting forward like tea rose,
there is a tide
in the affairs of soul
a rising blush unfettered by clouds,
but who would be the one to unravel it’s message
as mysticism begs the direct passage of heart,
February,
a slow dance that gestures to the swirl of wind
where I did not hesitate
to unburden

all that was going through my mind,
so don’t tell me
what if the moon disappeared?
I’d rather the ground beneath me shattered
and swallowed up the pain.

 

 

Photo credits: Rebloggy

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Comments

  1. “there is a tide
    in the affairs of soul”

    So very true. A detail we should always keep in mind, I think–love can turn turbulent, best keep our feet firm on the boat… while enjoying the dance of the waves.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt) 🌹

  2. kaykuala h says:

    The moon is an outline of your face
    during midnight musings

    A classic opening on the joys of having the moon up there. Can’t think of having to miss its existence. Wonderful wordcraft. Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Toni Spencer says:

    If the moon disappeared? I think we would all of us fade into kunacy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Toni ❤️

  4. I like the ebb and flow of this poem, Sanaa, and the opening lines are exquisite. I especially enjoyed the lines:
    ‘there is a tide
    in the affairs of soul
    a rising blush unfettered by clouds’
    and
    ‘what if the moon disappeared?
    I’d rather the ground beneath me shattered
    and swallowed up the pain.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Brendan says:

    The force of address here is crafted by uneven lines, the disruptions of shot and long; and all of that furthered by the poems one very long sentence and a much shorter declarative one:, as if the long and short of it is that the moon is door to and vowel of poetry. Amen. The title was too obvious for me.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Old Egg says:

    As much as it hurts sadness is going to affect us one day. When that day comes remember there will be plenty more when we can ebuild our lives awith love and happiness once more.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Robin ❤️

  7. HA says:

    Ooh, such is the love and need and desire of the moon as a lover, as a friend, as a companion. I would want the earth to swallow me whole too in the exhibition of this emotion resulting from such a disappearance. A gorgeous write, Sanaa!
    I loved this bit in particular: “there is a tide/in the affairs of soul/a rising blush unfettered by clouds,/but who would be the one to unravel it’s message/as mysticism begs the direct passage of heart”.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Debi Swim says:

    “what if the moon disappeared?
    I’d rather the ground beneath me shattered
    and swallowed up the pain.” …… Love this Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love how it concluded… maybe our hearts are so tethered to the moon so the earth could just as well shatter…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Sanaa- what a lovely piece of poetry here. To many of us, the moon is our lifeline, I love the ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Oh those closing lines wrap your poem up so powerfully. Well done, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Sara McNulty says:

    “there is a tide/in the affairs of soul/a rising blush unfettered by clouds,/”

    Stunning writing , Sanaa! I do so love your ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. You had me at the title. I am amazed at what the moon can be.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Marian says:

    Ah, and February is the longest month…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Marian ❤️

  15. Manicddaily says:

    Very interesting to combine Shakespeare, who always talks of the inconstancy of the moon, with one’s own wish for permanence. Wonderfully thoughtful poem, thanks. k.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Vivian Zems says:

    I love the power in the final lines. Beautiful compilation

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Wow this is so moving, especially your last line. Beautiful work!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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