Tuesday, April 2, 2013

in the middle of the night, the moon


Have you lain
open
under
the moon’s lily
through
a window

and felt
on your
pillow
how she loves
your face how
like your face
hers

how every
face under
opens
in yours?



22 comments:

  1. That same moon, everywhere, connecting

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  2. When I was very little, walking home one evening with my dad, I noticed the moon following us, and asked him about it. His reply, she's your guardian angel!

    Your poem reminded me of that answer, and the faithful hope we all have to believe in something powerfully beautiful and most benevolent.

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    1. That is a wonderful answer, Rosaria, since children can be prone to fear at night. I was.

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  3. To believe in connection is one thing — and I do. To feel the connection is quite another thing, something that, alas, I find very elusive.

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    1. I confess that I have felt this way about faraway loved ones. "They are under the same moon tonight," I say to myself. It is something to hope for, to feel the connection even with the ones we don't naturally.

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  4. you are in a hypnotic place.

    i note your line breaks,

    how she loves
    your face how
    like your face
    hers


    and your lack of punctuation which leaves nothing divided - as it isn't divided, of course.)))

    xo
    erin

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    1. Yes, it takes pausing, I think, and finding how it fits the heart's cadence. This experience of the moon on my face at night while lying near a window is so powerful that I did want to submit to it, feel it and somehow write it. It may not work as I would like for others, but I felt that it worked for me.

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  5. so simple, really

    just listen to the moon

    thanks, Ruth!

    Wendy

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    1. Wendy, I suppose we can find answers in surprising places, which is what you help me see.

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  6. I have this thin about the moon, it is one of the beauties of this world and can offer such clarity

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    1. Such a beautiful presence in our lives.

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  7. I have seen the moon's face and felt how she tilts it toward earth with great love, not, alas, for myself, but yes for all of us, every creature here...thank you.

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    1. We are one, together, DS. It is through her reflection of others that I feel love.

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  8. The moon is lady Wisdom. She is truly splendid as was the poem she inspired.

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  9. Ohhhhhhhh. I can see it right now, sister...the moon on your beautiful face!

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    1. Oh thank you for seeing, Boots.

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