Thursday, 19 September 2013

September moon



I stand by my window:  red skin  
As heat coils on last summer day
Lingering sweet as nectarines  
I lay down pen & verses – stay


As tonight is harvest moon, pinned
So low in sky, orange bouquet -   
Let’s celebrate, I say.   You grin-
Light spills – sunset, moonrise, flaming

    
Each seed, each grain, a wine so sin-
Fully lush, we collect & weigh   
These nights as silvered gems, claiming
Them as ours, one-of-a-kind   – stay  
  





I sway

 into the night:  plump orange

A pearl drop above thick maple trees, 

Or a mirage,  silvered  grey  as my hair 

I take out  my  white veil,  now  worn  frail

There is a time to forget,  letting  tides  fall

But tonight, when moon wraps the sky, 

luminous purple,   radiant  bride, 

Remembering is all 

you  




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub  -  Tonight is the harvest moon ~
Poetry form:  tetrameter-trimeter ballad form, using the rhyme scheme: ABAB, ABAC, ABCB.

And 55 moon-lit words for the G-man ~  Thanks for the visit ~

picture credit:   Tumblr.com

51 comments:

  1. loved the structure of the last part of the poem, dear!

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  2. Incredible Heaven. Just in time for the beautiful harvest full moon at that.

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    1. Perfect for tonight ~ Thanks Matt ~

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  3. Really enjoyed your fully rhymed ballad and its message; we should treasure each moment because we don't know how many of them we're going to get.

    I like the shape poem too - although it was hard not to read it in a ballad rhythm

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    1. A challenging form Tony ~ Thanks for the encouragement ~

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  4. Very nicely accomplished ballad, Grace. Enjoyed your way of celebrating the harvest moon & the mention of 'silvered gems.'

    And for G-Man...love the softness, the nostalgia, AND the shape of your poem.

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    1. Thanks Mary ~ See you later at G-man ~

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  5. You really rocked the Maude-ballad challenge, Grace, and how great to leap right aboard a sweet shape poem for the great G-Man; loved your use of hyphenated words to meet the rhyme scheme; always forget that option.

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  6. nice...i like the orange bouquet harvest moon and all the celebration that goes along... autumn is such a sensual and warm time..hmmm...nice

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    1. Thanks Claudia ~ Should be a wonderful view tonight ~

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  7. What a lovely ballad and shape. That harvest moon was looking at me a minute ago.

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    1. Will check it out shortly Bjorn ~

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  8. Grace, this is beautiful. Your writing definitely has the nature of your name in it.

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  9. Beautiful Grace, beautiful choice of words, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    Anna :o]

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  10. That is one amazing moon out there! And in here. Nice. It's also equinox ... in two days.

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    1. Yes, autumn will officially be here ~ Thanks Susan ~

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  11. Ah... such a beautiful read! A job well accomplished. :-)

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    1. Thank you ~ Needs some fine-tuning though ~

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  12. hey i am all for celebrating...particularly like the lazt stanza with sin-ful word play...and the echo of stay...

    off line for a few days...be back satrurday

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    1. Thanks for dropping by ~ See you soon ~

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  13. A very beautiful and such a sensuous moon. Just in time last night
    the moon looked just like yours.

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  14. A romantic look at the Harvest Moon, interesting to note that it states we shall experience the equinox on September 22nd. Thank you for bringing the harvest moon to my attention and sharing the beauty of your words once again.

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  15. Has such a sensual feel to it . . . remembering is all you. Beautiful.

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  16. sumptuous 55, Heaven, especially:

    we collect/ and weigh these nights as silvered gems

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  17. Beautifully down, love that last verse and especially last line.

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  18. wow, we are on the same wavelength... I hadn't seen yours, and didn't know it was Thursday :)

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  19. Grace...
    Over the years I've read thousands of odes to the Orb. And in the capable hands of creatively talented writers like you? I'd happily read a Thousand more.
    Loved your Harvest Moon 55
    Thank you so much for playing yet another week. I don't care what the winning numbers were in the Powerball Drawing, I've hit the Jackpot with you...:-)
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  20. Grace, so beautiful! I also love the shape below the photo. And the images... wow!

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  21. Shape one was my favorite too, after that type of moon, one may get another type lol

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  22. I like your moon-inspired poetry...

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  23. 'These nights as silvered gems, claiming
    Them as ours, one-of-a-kind – stay. ~ love this lines, beautiful ballad

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  24. Beautifully romantic. I love the moon and your poem gives it an added dimension. The romance = I wish it could stay always. Lovely writing Grace.

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  25. For some reason, my favorite part is that the white veil is now worn frail.
    Nice.
    And I like the round visual aspect too.

    Thanks for Friday 55!
    Mine's here:
    http://jannaverse.blogspot.com/2013/09/mcthoughts.html

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  26. Hey Grace-- both lovely and opalescent with Autumn moon. Thanks. k.

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  27. each line is amazingly strung together Grace...wow

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  28. Beautiful from first to last, lovely moon poems, Heaven, and an interesting form as well in the first.

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  29. These are both very beautiful. I enjoyed your shaping. And in the first, that long lasting passion and love.

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  30. Full moon can remind you of someone you love, this is often seen in ancient Chinese poetry.

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  31. Hi Grace,

    Yes, indeed we both had the moon on our minds. The picture is amazing..

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  32. Both of these are so lovely, I can almost taste them!

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  33. Beautiful shot Grace! The Harvest moon lends the grand support to the ballad. True to form! Nicely!

    Hank

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  34. I love the moon wrapping the sky!
    Gorgeous light lingers through out your poem
    Happy weekend to you~

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  35. oh! my god this is awesome, especially the closing stanza:) Loved it very much.

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