Saturday, April 16, 2011

Moonlit Lullaby



So restless was the wind,

It rushed across the sky, then back again--

Just to end where it had been...

Restless wind.



So sorrowful was the moon,

First full, then half, then quarter shewn--

A sad and silver fair quadroon...

Sorrowful moon.



Restless child of shifting sky,

Four faces filled with passing sorrow--

Calm and soothe, beg or borrow...

This little moonlit lullaby.

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13 comments:

Rajesh said...

Wonderfully original lines. You have connected so many entities in such short lines! Thanks.

Brian Miller said...

i know how that wind feels

Sioux said...

The rhythm of this piece is lovely. Your choice of words always amazes me.

hedgewitch said...

Beautiful, Shay. The wind is wild and so is the moon, but together they rock the world to sleep in this piece. I especially like the rhyme scheme, and the ending.

Lolamouse said...

bewitching lullaby.

Ami Mattison said...

Just beautiful, Shay! I love the rhyme of this one, perfect lullaby, even down to the "sorrow" so often found in those songs. Your imagery is stunning--the wind, the moon, so much longing in both.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I so love this one. A true lullaby, the moon stanza is simply amazing.........and my fave line is "restless child of shifting sky". Beautiful and, as always, your words are put together like no one else can do!

mac said...

It is a wonderful lullaby :-)

Kim Nelson said...

Precious and lyrical

moondustwriter said...

No kidding - were you reading my mind again Shay?

love ya from the Moon

Patricia Caspers said...

Wow, this is so old school elegant. The last stanza is a fabulous surprise.

Mama Zen said...

Absolutely lovely!

haikulovesongs said...

"restless wind" and
"sorrowful moon"

such beautiful imagery, fluidity and melody in your words.

another stunning poem!