Moonlight

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Moonlight

As shadow clouds drift apart
Moonlight’s nimble fingers
cease their dream knitting
to flow through rain-dappled windows
and pool on pine floors
in a quicksilver puddle
then inch like the tide
from floor up over rumpled sheets
until they brush my slack cheek
dust my eyelashes with moonbeams
and nudge me from slumber
to marvel at their beauty

Β©2018 M. Hogan

This week’s Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by the amazing Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at her incredible blog, The Poem Farm. Make sure to take some time to investigate and savor her site. It is an incredible resource for students, teachers and lovers of poetry.

35 thoughts on “Moonlight

  1. margaretsmn says:

    Nice word choices: rain dappled window, quicksilver puddle, and rumpled sheets. Celebrating the moon.

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  2. Amanda Potts says:

    Mmm… I love the lines “Moonlight’s nimble fingers/cease their dream knitting.” What an image that creates for me. And then all the water imagery. Nice.

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  3. Tabatha says:

    I like that dream knitting, too. πŸ™‚ And inching like the tide, which is so apropos for the moon!

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  4. Alice Nine says:

    I love your crafting of this delicious poem using vivid images created with personification and analogies through a mixture of metaphors and similes.

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  5. Ah, each word is a blessing of beauty.

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  6. Exquisite is the word that comes to mind. Helluva painted word picture!

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  7. lindabaie says:

    I’m not sure it does “dust my eyelashes with moonbeams”, but it’s a wonderful thought. The moon does make me wakeful. Beautiful to read about this moon again, Molly. It was delicious!

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  8. I’m in love with dream knitting. I think that would be a wonderful title for a collection of moon poems.

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  9. I’m so mesmerized with your moon poem! So many of your phrases really resonated with me! I often write about my friend, Moon, too!

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  10. maryleehahn says:

    Every image in this poem! LOVE!!

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  11. Liz Brownlee says:

    Lovely! πŸ™‚ Thank you for commenting on my blog… are you not doing the A-Z? Liz http://www.poetryroundabout.com

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Liz. I’m not participating in the A-Z. It’s so intriguing, but after almost two full months of daily challenge/posting, I needed a breather. I’m still writing, but most just settles comfortably into my notebook. Happy writing!

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  12. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Such luscious images! Who wouldn’t want to wake up to such pools of beauty?

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  13. You’ve chosen beautiful language/imagery for this lovely poem.

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  14. amyludwigvanderwater says:

    There is magic here. I love the feel of this poem in my mouth –
    “to flow through rain-dappled windows
    and pool on pine floors
    in a quicksilver puddle”
    xx

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  15. Nimble fingers and dream knitting–love that image for the moon!

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  16. Powerful poem Molly and I love how this line sounds and feels,
    “dust my eyelashes with moonbeams”

    Happy Poetry Month, thanks!

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Michelle. I love the look of moonlight spilling through windows. I’ve also been loving your beautiful art and poems this month. Wow, you’re talented!

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  17. macrush53 says:

    Maybe as a Poetry Friday community, we should put all our moon poems in one place. I love yours. The moon is quite the muse.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    We need curtains!

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  19. […] contribute a moon-inspired poem to the community collection. I shared a moon poem quite recently (here) and wanted to revisit the idea of the moon as a weaver. Here’s my response to his […]

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