Moon whispers shimmer
in gossamer dreams
we float star-sprayed with light,
our barque sails to dawn
through blooms of flower clouds
the white mast glides aglow
under golden rays,
and the azure sky is rinsed clean
in the after-morn of summer storms,
the air perfumed with sea salt
stars and moon voice secret songs
haunting eternity with ghost rhythms
surrounding us with magic,
waking us to if
The Magnetic Poetry Oracle and I collaborated on this sequence for Colleen’s Challenge using the theme “The Night Sky.”
I had to look up the meaning of gogyohka … I’m glad I did, and you and the Oracle did it proud Merril, thank you … Lovely
Aww–thank you so much, Susan!
The painting and the poem were made for one another. This is lovely! The flowers and the ocean make such a rich visual combination.
My poem has similar images, the night sky, the moon, and flowers, and of course all the gorgeous colours 🙂
Thank you! For some reason, when I went back to write this afternoon, that painting just popped into my head. I guess the Oracle put it there. 😀
The Oracle helped paint most of Redon’s work, I think 🙂
Yes, I agree!
You are a master with these challenges, Merril. Great job!
Thank you, Jill!
Merril, this is so beautiful. Even the sound of the words spoken fills me with magic. I love this! ❤
Thank you so much, Colleen.
I’m so pleased you also like the sound of it. ❤️
You use words so beautifully. Not sure “use” is the right word, but I hope you know what I mean. Redon is my favorite artist.
Thank you very much, Cheryl. That is so kind. I love Redon’s work!
Peaceful and dreamy. Yours has a similar theme to Jane’s.
She did also give me the moon anyway. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe. The Oracle loves the moon.
This is absolutely delightful, Merril. The imagery in every line is masterful. I adore the “Star-sprayed,” “flower clouds,” and “moon voice.” I want to live in this beautiful poem. 🌸🌊🌙
Awww—thank you so much, Katy!
It was interesting that the Oracle came up with flower clouds like the name of the painting.
Lovely triple. I couldn’t remember what barque meant and had to look it up.
For some reason, I always think barque with this painting. I don’t know why. I must have read it somewhere.
Now I’ll never forget it!
Then my work is done! 🤣🤣
Luscious language in a shimmering verse
Thank you very much, Derrick!
Gossamer Dreams, flower clouds…Merril, you create the most beautiful images!
That is so kind! Thank you, Rene!
It’s so true dear Merril.
Awesome job. Enjoyed this poem so much. ❤
Thank you very much! 😀
I think you-your poetry – is more oracle than the magnetic oracle pieces. Magical indeed. 💙 Here is to making a wish upon a star in the night sky.
Thank you so much, Pam!
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I love how your poem takes me right into the world of the painting.
Thank you so much, Liz. How wonderful!
You’re most welcome, Merril!
Merril, you have painted a magic image with your words, and sung a lullaby!
Thank you very much, Resa!