In the shadow of the waning moon

In the shadow of the waning moon

A Poem by Aldora Sparrow

It all started with "a demon that devours your pain and suffering"


In the shadow of the waning moon



The aroma of uncut flowers lingers

Gracefully, just like you

When their words don’t reach you,

They disappear from deplorable branches


If I can't be the butterfly that flies through your skies

At least let me be a demon that devours your pain and suffering,

Watching you from beneath the shadows of your spreading glory


Oh heavenly winds, I entrust my wings to you:

I want to reveal my true feelings

Dreams are fleeting; my chrysalis heart stops reincarnating

The fading night’s tears dance in the hazy sky


Just like you, who breathes life into me,

The scent of fate's flowers remains

It’s fine if the spirit of these words

Flicker back to me in a different form


If I can't flutter as a butterfly in your beloved sky

I don't care if I become the monster that destroys you,

You who bloomed in this wild and foolish world


Oh, divine winds, take this feeling

And scatter it among the leaves of time

Dreams are momentary; our meeting

Is granted by the vanishing spring’s echoes

As it nears the end of its slow reincarnations


Oh, celestial winds, make this feeling

Disperse among the feathers of the past

Time is fleeting; I look to heaven,

Tears of the waning moon are in the misty sky


I gaze up at the heavens in the shadow of the waning moon

© 2010 Aldora Sparrow

Author's Note

Aldora Sparrow
Any suggestions? especially the 5th stanza?

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Added on October 18, 2010
Last Updated on October 22, 2010


Aldora Sparrow
Aldora Sparrow

I have been writing for longer than I can remember, but it was only during 7th grade did I start to write outside of class. I am still inexperienced and I love helpful comments. I love to write fa.. more..


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