Thursday, 22 August 2013

color of last night's moon


she is 
dreaming 
of  his face drawn 
silver and shadow, turning 
towards  her  by  the window-
at last,  the mystery will be  revealed
holding  her breath,  she imagines a
cold mask of death, when at last 
the  moon's  gaze  is complete    
she is awed by his soulful 
eyes, color of sadness 
equal to her
own 




Picture credit:   Elena Kalis

57 comments:

  1. awed by his soulful eyes...there's a nice magic and mystery in this.. the mask of death sent a little shiver down my spine....beautifully penned grace

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  2. wow.. I love shape-poetry.. and that moon, I saw across the roofs yesterday.... Love it, as smooth as butter.

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  3. I enjoyed your poem (and its shape), which so well accompanied the picture. Love 'color of sadness equal to her own.'

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  4. beautiful words, wonderful imagery, 'silver and shadow'
    love the shape as well~

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  5. Magical, mystical... lovely write. Somehow, you reminded me of a cinquain I wrote yesterday of the beauty of sadness.

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  6. This is a study in silvered paper photographed in black and white. The effect is magnetic and eerie.

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  7. Wow, not only did you rock the pub with the nature of your 55, soulful & sad & so very blue, you came up with a delicious geometric shape for it; reminiscent of the Form For All challenge recently at dVerse. Very impressive; thanks.

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  8. Kind of...in love with this.so much mystery and affection left in the reader's mind.

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  9. you know...it is often our trials and our sadness that can bring us together...i like how you made it the color of his eyes....very nice grace....

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  10. I saw that blue moon the other night--amazing in our part of Texas. The moon & love forever linked....

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  11. Countless moments in my life--holding my breath. until a certain mystery is revealed. Image that the final one would be the mystery of death...which could be REAL LIFE, at last.

    Grace, this had special meaning for me.

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  12. hopefully helping each along the way

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  13. Ditto to what Steve said...and soulful eyes...perceptive as usual, Grace..

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  14. The color of sadness - ah- this is wonderful!

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  15. beautiful words, beautiful shape, and these last nights the moon has haunted here

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  16. silver and shadow .... like moon and the night...

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  17. Misery loves company, seems to be the way to bring many together

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  18. At least they can come together in their sadness...the eyes always show through the mask. Nice

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  19. I was so surprised to see this photo as I am following this photographer on Instagram... I rarely follower people I don't know on Instagram .... my circle there is very small. But then I remembered.. we probably both were introduced to her through Tess's Magpie Tales :) Nighttime is considered by many to be "scary" and I think the full moon gets a bum rap! I love it on my evening walks with the dogs.

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    1. Hi Margaret ~ Yes, I discovered her through Tess's Magpie last Sunday ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  20. Everything moon shaped: the verse, the theme - marvelous :)

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  21. Very well done--sometimes moon-gazing brings out the sadness. Lovely words and form.

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  22. Beautiful magic. The shape just adds to the magic. Lovely.

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  23. Grace...
    It's always a thrill to see that you have honoured
    the Funfest once again. Always a masterpiece.
    This took away my breath with it's morose perfection.
    Loved your Lunar 55.
    Thanks for your usual brilliance, Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  24. Lovely and soulful capture of the moon, which has certainly been inspiring the past few nights! The centering of the words works well for this piece.

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  25. Just so beautiful and haunting... a diamond for sure

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  26. the moon so understands our sadness

    beautiful poem, perfect shape to contain it

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  27. she imagines a

    cold mask of death, when at last

    the moon's gaze is complete


    What inspired you to write this incredible poem?

    This poem is powerful and stunning! :)

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    1. I wanted to write about the full moon outside my window ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  28. Melancholy perfection in word and form - really there's nothing more I can say.

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  29. Wow...this was amazing! The tension of the emotion and the shape worked perfectly together.

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  30. Life and soul exists where we least expect it! ANd the moon, could it truly be the mirror, te biggest of them all?

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  31. you have mirrored the grief here so well. Nothing else soothes than the moon hoping for some light there perhaps!

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  32. So delicate and beautiful and sad. Loved it, Heaven.

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  33. I liked the emotional links between
    the characters...soulful indeed.

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  34. ...Grace, both your words & the photo are elegant in so many ways... and yet so sad... i loved your title here... there's really something about the moon & the night & the stars that always bring sadness.... mesmerizing write... smiles...

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  35. Beautifully penned, Grace. The last line is fantastic!

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  36. phew - this took my breath away! Lovely write.

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  37. Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the one beholding no matter the color of depth of sadness. This falls into the spectrum, Grace. Thank you for this!

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  38. gI so much enjoy your writing Grace. This one is full of yearning, a sad love but beautiful. Kepp doing what you're doing. You excel.

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  39. What a beautiful, dramatic piece!

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  40. Nice play with colors, light, form...read couple times :)

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  41. The photo with the lovely writing is just such a perfect combination, adore this.

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  42. Beautiful! I love how you coupled the 55 word limit with shape poetry. :) Peace, Linda

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  43. This is like a myth or old ballad--lots of them where the lover's face is obscured..but of course, she has to see...this is very tranquil though, full of serenity.

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  44. I echo everyones comments - loved the shape and poem - and such a great title! K

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  45. There is mystery and suspense in this piece, Grace. I h ope there is a happy ending for them. :-) And yes, I admire the shape of your poem.

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  46. Great poem with a great shape. I loved his eyes having the color of sadness equal to her own.

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  47. beautiful. I like the way you've shaped it and kept it moving with a hook

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  48. I have no words. You took my breath away with this one! Well done!!

    I hope you had a beautiful weekend!!

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