Cancer

Cancer

A Poem by Moonie
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Moonwash

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You should have been
a pair of ragged claws,
scuttling across the deep seas,
breathing in
ultramarine air, and being tugged
by the lodestone pull of the
looney Moon,
molting and altering under
strange spells of
its crescentric eccentricity.

When July erupts with lazy rains,
and the sea is interrupted
with salt-lick tides,
we'll catch you
by the wayward beach side,
dawdling in your tough shell and dreaming
of Nana's wasabi sauce and peach cobbler,
wishing you could be back home
for dinner.
Ah, sinner!
You could bury deeper,
sail farther away,
but your heart shall always be home,
fractured with emotion and longing,
like a ruined voodoo doll;
white tissues in voluminous heaps
golden tears down your cheeks.
Sometimes,
it's best to let you cry yourself to sleep,
wander about that star-field memory,
everything awash in blinding remembrance.
And maybe if you stare at the Moon long enough,
toes by the fire,
it would finally teach you--
the simplest secret of nature
in all its tie-dyed honesty:
"When the heart is at peace,
any place can be home."

© 2020 Moonie


Author's Note

Moonie
Fun trivia: I'm a cancerian too
The starting lines are ofcourse from T.S.Eliot's "I should have been a pair of ragged claws/ Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.”

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Ah, the Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, one of my favorites by Eliot. Did you know he wrote the poem and it sat for five years (with minor editing) until his friend Ezra Pound insist he get it published? At least that's the story I heard in an expository writing class long ago. I enjoyed your offering to your astrology sign here in its entirety.

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Moonie

1 Year Ago

It's one of my favourite poems too! I knew that Pound shaped "The Waste land" into the final product.. read more



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I have pretty much only ever known male cancers, but I almost always really like them. They are half salty smart a*s and half sweetest person you will ever meet. We make really fast and good friends.
I don't know much about the female cancers, but I imagine they are mostly the same.
You my dear are a jewel..a treasure.
You seem to have a deep understanding of the souls of these astrology signs.

Posted 7 Months Ago


This is the third poem I read from you. I love them. Thank you very much for your work. Your poetry is refreshing. Now I feel like writing more poems.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I feel like a small lobster among a sea of creatures scuttling right now to find some shelter...it is a lonely sea, and the moon is shedding tears at the moment as it looks down upon scarcity...long stretches of unpopulated space, wondering where those have gone to which it has often put its rays.
another beautifully imaged and constructed poem...you are a gem.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Moonie

1 Year Ago

Ahh thank you soooo much!! I feel so overwhelmed!!
I am working on one poem for each zodiac .. read more
Ah, the Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, one of my favorites by Eliot. Did you know he wrote the poem and it sat for five years (with minor editing) until his friend Ezra Pound insist he get it published? At least that's the story I heard in an expository writing class long ago. I enjoyed your offering to your astrology sign here in its entirety.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moonie

1 Year Ago

It's one of my favourite poems too! I knew that Pound shaped "The Waste land" into the final product.. read more

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