I don’t ask the moon for what she cannot give,
enough her silver gleam on fields and streams,
the night-shadowed things
that vanish in dawn’s rose-petal glow.
I know the universe’s music and light
go beyond the who and when,
circling through time’s beginning and its end–
but if I stop to sit–
even when the wind urges me to go—
I’ll watch the clouds
wing across the sky–
egret white and heron grey–
and here, I’ll dream of you.
My poetic collaboration with the Magnetic Poetry Oracle.
Oh! This is lovely! The last four lines are like a ballad, so wistful.
There are similar words in our poems and on the face of it they sound alike, but there’s a lot more peace in yours and longing rather than menace which is what I had at the end.
Thank you! 💙 I’ve been trying to finish some work that’s due tomorrow, and also take care of other stuff–so I was jumping around back and forth on the Oracle’s site. But I guess she knew what I needed!
It doesn’t sound back and forth at all. It’s all of a piece 🙂
Thanks so much! 😀
Beautiful, Merril! I missed your photos on IG today.
Thank you, Jill. It’s nice to be missed. 😀 I had some work due today, and I spent yesterday working on it. I made up for it today. Haha!
I enjoyed the photos today! 🙂
Thank you! 😀
Yikes! I love this drift of beauty!
Thank you, Merril!
Thank you so much, Resa! 💙
Night-light wistful dawn-dreaming
Thank you very much, Derrick.
Your opening line of “I don’t ask the moon for what she cannot give,” pulled me right in.
Thank you so much for letting me know that, Ron!
Beautiful, Merril ❤️
Thanks so much, Marie! ❤️
I love, love, love this poem! It’s transcendent, and I’ve save it in my favorite poems folder in Evernote. (Yes, Miss Emily, the top of my head has been taken off.)
Oh wow, Liz! Thank you so much. I am so honored. 💙
(And I feel really stupid, but I don’t understand your parenthetical phrase.)
You’re welcome, Merril. The parenthetical reference is to an Emily Dickinson quote about knowing poetry by feeling as if the top of her head has come off while reading it.
Oh, thank you! That’s very kind. I thought it had something to do with Evernote, which I’ve heard of but don’t really know. 😀
You’re welcome. Evernote is a software program for organizing information, including information from websites.
So beautiful. 🕊
Thank you very much!
So beautiful!!! Wow! I can’t really put into words how lovely this poem is…I know I would like to read it over and over again. 🙂
Wow! Thank you, Linda. I so appreciate your kind words! 💙