Friday, August 20, 2010

Watermelon Moon

The soundless night
huddles under
its blanket
of darkening clouds
faintly rose etched
by fingers of fading sunset.
Settling,
it pulls its mantle of repose
tenderly
across the sleeping city

and a slice of moon
portal of mystery
recipient of dreams
sweet prompter of desire
inspirer of songs,
hangs over hills
bunched like a lumpy giant,
a slice of watermelon
swinging softly
in a pomegranate
sky

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful poem, Sherry..is this new? I love, 'pulls its mantle of repose tenderly across the sleeping city'. Such an evocative image, and a stunning photograph to illustrate it...just charming!

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  2. Wonderful poem! You have such a way with words.

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  3. This isnt a new poem, sadly. I dont write anything this inspired these days. I just came across it and decided to post it today as I like the words. The photo is actually DAWN over the inlet in Tofino, isnt it amazing? But the color was right for this poem........I wrote it when I lived in town. My heart was stirred by Romance in those days, which I seem to need for inspiration. Without it, I write depressing poems about the environment:) So glad you like it.

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  4. Ah yes, I can picture this watermelon moon in a pomegranate sky.

    You said in a comment that you don't write anything this inspired these days. I hope you will try, as you do have talent. Inspiration is everywhere.

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  5. 'Settling,
    it pulls its mantle of repose
    tenderly
    across the sleeping city'

    Lovely lines, Sherry. A very visual and calming poem. I like this. :-)

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  6. Hi Sherry,
    This is visual stunning...i love your way with words. Oh, please try to write again; I know you have it in you~ You have the same appreciation of Mother Earth, as I do! I love this line, too...
    portal of mystery
    recipient of dreams
    We all are portals of mysteries; We can be portals to dreams, receiving them or enabling them to happen~ I love the way you write and the mood and imagery you inspire~ Beautiful~

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  7. yes, i can imagine.. it is very beautiful...

    the tides of life will bring back the romance and illusion... we have to just wait for it.

    is the photograph yours too? it is a fantastic picture!

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  8. sherry, do visit my other blogs too... maaya-jaal.blogspot.com... that is where i write about the personal journeys... i have managed to seperate personal concerns and the 'worldly' concerns :)

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  9. Never fear, I AM writing these days, but the flow just isnt as inspired as it was. However, one thing I do know is, the more I keep writing, the oilier the machinery will get and the flow may return. In fact, I just looked at the moon and a poem began itself..........I must go follow where it leads!

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  10. Keep a journal near by...you see inspiration everywhere. Start jotting words down and thoughts then see what magic you can make!

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  11. No way! I never win anything!!!! Yay!

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  12. Just beautiful! You had me at. . .The soundless night
    huddles under
    its blanket
    of darkening clouds

    wonderful.

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