I touched the moon last night

I touched the moon last night

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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My eyes open to garnet and hazel...

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My eyes open to garnet and hazel...

 

     Leaving my room, I stir and shift toward Sarah’s figure seated by the sea.  Intricate weaves of braided grass, gold and green, rest in quietness as they softly stroke the adust sand.

 

Biting chill,

drifting sky,

waves that speak,

a watchful eye.

     “You’re up with the sun,” I say.

     “Before the sun, or any star.”   She looks toward me and with her voice, she grasps my hand.

     “I dreamt here last night.  On this ever-changing sand,  I dreamt of eternity.

 

I touched the moon last night;

a golden glow beyond my grasp.

Eons before me it rested there.

It will remain when I am dust.

My hand now glows from the embrace.

Voices echo through nights past,

and with the glow, caress my face.

My finger faints from what will last.

Alone I am; alone secure;

the moon will last when I am gone.

A Master set it in its’ place,

to move the tide, refresh the dawn.

Unnumbered eyes have felt its rest;

have looked upon reflected light.

My heart is moved away from pain;

I touched the moon last night.”

 

     My words grope and grind in my mouth.  “How can a mortal moment touch the eternal?” I say.

     “Is not eternity an everlasting moment?” she asks.


© 2018 An owl on the moon


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An owl on the moon
From chapter four of "An owl on the moon”… April…

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What a treat reading your writing! " A Master set it in its' place to move the tide, refresh the dawn". I loved every line and every word.
Meu querido amigo, Fiquei encantada como sempre com suas palavras.
Parabéns! Uma Ótimo trabalho. grande abraço.

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An owl on the moon

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Muito obrigado por suas amáveis palavras! Você sempre eleva meu coração com suas visitas! Que vo.. read more
Mrudula Rani

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Muito Obrigada, eu desejo mesmo para você também. Uma grande abraço.
An owl on the moon

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Muito obrigado, preciosa luz ...


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Incredibly moving to read. How the moon can be so inspirational and yet touch us in such a spiritual way. Sun, moon and stars look down on earth, they are the constants from our birth. Always there throughout our living days and will be after we have gone. Beautiful, breathtaking imagery. Thank you.

Chris

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An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Hello dear Chris. Thank you so much for your kindness. My dear sister in law actually framed this po.. read more
'I touched the moon last night'
An owl on the moon
Oh, oh and oh! Nice! "My eyes open to garnet and hazel.' Two beautiful colors and the words are as beautiful. This really sets the effervescent foundation for your poem of the inner spirit abiding and being enfolded and inspired by beauty. What else has the charm like the moon and it's powers? I love how there is communication between the characters and then poetry to add frosting to this beautiful cake. All I know is I was entranced and inspired. Soooooo lovely!
Blessings,
Kathy

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An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Oh, Kathy, so glad to have you by again. Very thankful for you and your kind words. This was a painf.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

owl on the moon,
I appreciate your affirming words so much. Did I get it or not...the usual. .. read more
Another bewitching literary treat from OITM.. read it slowly and digest it well, just dont expect your hunger to be satiated, for it will surely persist until you have more...

“Is not eternity an everlasting moment?” ...one of the most memorable lines ever.. N

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Neville

1 Year Ago

Bless you my friend and sentiment reciprocated..... N
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Already the inspiration has come. Thank you. :)
Neville

1 Year Ago

Yeah... win win.......... N
Love that poem you have written in this. I found this one quite intriguing.

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I just loved the poem work in this, This is truly a wonderful piece of art here.

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Wow, so deep, dark and somewhat intriguing. I enjoyed this write. It captures a bit of life and light as well as a certain level of a dark gloom. well written.

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Eternity an everlasting moment.....what a climax to a roller-coaster ride of beauty...:)
I feel like grabbing a pen and paper now...:)


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An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Ah, that made me smile! Thank you so much for your endless inspiration. :)
The only satellite which matters. What a beautiful glow she emmits... If I were nothing but crazy I'd say she shares much of herself to us, but of course what can explain the particles in the skies?

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An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your vision and your wisdom in every thread of her. May your week be filled with inspi.. read more
A wonderful story shared.
“Is not eternity an everlasting moment?” she asks.
The above lines. A perfect ending.
Coyote

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An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you my friend. These voices came from me when I was wondering of life, of love, of desires to .. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I'm glad my friend. I loved these words and you are welcome.
Hello, Owl - your wonderful book has that touch of magic so many of us hunt for in life.. if only to re.light a hope for.. .. Your prose is fine as always has been, but your poetry positively sings! Tis like a magic spell enticing your She.. and eternity along with her! . So pleased to read yet more of your 'Owl on the moon'.

(wishes for your weekend and family)

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An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

It was a warm, sunny day... and I was found in my gardens... so you know well I was in heaven, or at.. read more
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

I know that feeling, long to get back to dirtying my hands.. truly do.. Giving a coupe of talks thou.. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Oh so happy to know you're doing garden talks! And there are no poems so delicious as poems of a gar.. read more

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