To what length surreptitious moon

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Somebody once asked me,
what is the moon?
Does it feel our pain? Does
it observe stories as one
expects it to? I wish I’d
known the answer, I wish
I’d known the truth.

Perhaps it’s filled with woe
which preys upon the 
heart, perhaps it’s patron
of darkness and things that
vanish with light.

What is the moon? Perhaps
its the cry of lovers who 
mourn with solicitous night,
perhaps it’s the scent of
betrayal and of blossoms
stripped to bloodless white.

Gently, does the sky disclose
before whispers from the
dead intrude, “the moon
who you adore has skeletons
in the closet too,

and though dubious be these
clouds, let not mind defer
from seeing through.”

 

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Comments

  1. Ron. says:

    Poets do, indeed, see the moon a million different ways. Perhaps they’re ALL accurate; perhaps none.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Ron ❤️

  2. I love this…talk to the moon, when lonely, when sad, when happy, anytime will do. He has been a constant companion all my days.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. ‘What is the moon? Perhaps
    its the cry of lovers who
    mourn with solicitous night,
    perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white.’
    Sublime!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. lillian says:

    Oh the many faces of the moon. I do especially love these lines:
    “perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white.”

    I think I rather think of the moon in the positive sense because it wears a tiara of stars! 🙂
    PS: don’t think I’ve ever said how much I LOVE your blog title…I smile every time I open it to see A Dash of Sunny 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      You’re so sweet! 🙂

  5. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh the question… a million answers to that one… moon is something new for every one of us…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  6. Jo says:

    I love your ode to the moon!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. kanzensakura says:

    We all know the moon is a glob of green cheese stuck in the sky! Seriously though, it is good to talk to the moon and to wonder what it is. Lovely poem Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Frank says:

    Nice reference to the moon’s skeletons in the closet.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. This is absolutely my most favourite bit…
    Gently, does the sky disclose
    before whispers from the
    dead intrude, “the moon
    who you adore has skeletons
    in the closet too,

    Oh the moon who sees it all…XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Manicddaily says:

    Hey Senaa, I especially like the second stanza and the internal rhyme of heart and dark–wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with this lovely poem. k.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Such beautiful words, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. scott hastie says:

    What is the moon? Perhaps
    its the cry of lovers who
    mourn with solicitous night,
    perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white.

    This stanza especially brilliant I thought Sanna – a delightful read… Thank you

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Grace says:

    Some many sides of the moon and yes, I do believe the moon also has skeletons in the closets ~

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. gillena says:

    Yeah; moon is a favourite contemplation of mine. Luv it for its luminous sentient aspect

    Much♥️love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Jim says:

    I am thinking the Moon will try to keep that closet door shut. But that doesn’t always work with skeletons, they sometimes come out. So will it be hypocritical if it tries to show compassion?
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      😉

  16. Old Egg says:

    “The moon watches us throughout the night
    Then tattles to others with delight”
    Personally I don’t trust her.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Robin ❤️

  17. How interesting to perceive the moon having skeletons in the closet often obscured by the clouds.
    Very nice!
    dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Poets and moons go together. Lovely wonderings, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Cara O' Donoghue says:

    “What is the moon? Perhaps
    its the cry of lovers who 
    mourn with solicitous night,
    perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white.”

    This is gorgeously vivid and potent! 💙

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Chris Evans says:

    It’s like Pink Floyd says “There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.” 😉

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Chris ❤️

  21. Jane Seymour says:

    As Poets we tend to write about the moon in a thousand different ways.. sigh… your words are deeply poignant!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Sara McNulty says:

    Outstanding! The moon provokes many questions. I love that it has skeletons in the closet!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Namratha says:

    We all do perceive the moon in our own ways

    Loved these lines

    perhaps it’s the scent of
    betrayal and of blossoms
    stripped to bloodless white

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Helen says:

    I suspect the moon is as you have eloquently described ………..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Margaret says:

    The moon – is a mystical wonder, for sure. Beautiful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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