On life and its vagaries


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Late at night- how late I know not-

The moon cheated me with its sweetness.

The gods had left the shores long ago, leaving

The sea and a vapid night all alone with me

The sun, snuggling deep into the sands

Had by now turned damp in its dreamy stupor

My bare feet and hands had sensed

It’s losing warmth in the touch of my watch

As a slow mist was rising from the sea

The moon played truant with me unawares

The sea, subsiding into a threatening hum

Had the waves recede with soft frothy lashes

Something was imminent, what I knew not.

And just then the sea swelled her bosom

To meet the sky, I was curiously enthralled-

Moved beyond words, by the strange spectacle…..

The lighting was supernal, and I was drawn-

Into a shade that the moon could only rule

It was zapping me hard and strangely now

Has turned predatory, its babies hungrier

Though what was given up was the residue

Of the sun, I felt the pull, so very strong

The stars were lapping up the ocean by a

Clapper made of the fading light of the void

The waters now lift clean off, deserting earth

And migrating into the regions beyond

The world seems suddenly open, and exposes its

Looted soul, the like you have never seen….!

I leave the shore bemused, the moon seems

Gaining strength, the naughty simulacrum


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  1. This paints a very vivid and rich picture, it’s a thinker for sure. Thanks for writing with such detail and layer.

    ~Lady Day

    May 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    • You are too perspicacious 🙂


      May 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      • lol…can you be ‘too perspicacous?’ Sometimes it is wonderful to just linger in the top layer of words, but swimming through to the bottom to find what lurks along the ocean floor is great fun too. The treasures or eels you find, all teach you something new…:)

        ~Lady Day

        May 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      • I guess one can’t be then 🙂 Thanks.


        May 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

  2. I learned a new word today and enjoyed another poem. Thank you for both! 🙂


    May 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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