Mezza-luna moon …

Under the midnight sky last night

the mezza-luna moon spread her mantle of stars

shining reflected light

onto her half-hidden face ..

Mysterious one,

in silver shadow,

why do you look askance

after millions of years and millions of miles

treading your stately dance?

Do you not love this turning world

as we love your face;

or are you always lonely,

seeking your lord, the sun,

in the vast silence of space? … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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4 Responses to Mezza-luna moon …

  1. JM says:

    Poor Moon, Marya ! And, if she were lonely, what might we do for her? I must say she does look lonely sometimes, maybe in winter, when she misses the longing gazes that we give so freely on sultry summer nights. But she’s nevertheless faithful to us as she does her duties – a bit like Cinderella, I have often thought.

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Hello again, Jamie …..

    Yes, poor Moon …. if only she knew how much poetry she has inspired ! πŸ™‚

    • JM says:

      I suspect she knows very well, Marya ; but why should she let on? I am happy that her countenance should be open to interpretation. πŸ™‚

  3. atomsofstars says:

    Hello Jamie … and so am I πŸ™‚ here is part of Sir Walter Raleigh’s homage …. from his poem ,

    Prais’d be Diana’s Fair and Harmless Light ..

    ‘ In heaven queen she is among the spheres;
    In aye she mistress-like makes all things pure;
    Eternity in her oft change she bears;
    She beauty is; by her the fair endure;
    Time wears her not: she doth his chariot guide;
    Mortality below her orb is placed;
    By her the virtue of the stars down slide;
    In her is virtue’s perfect image cast.
    A knowledge pure it is her worth to know:
    With Circe let them dwell that think not so .’

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