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Moon Gazing

November 29, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


week by week I fixed my wednesday eyes

softly on the pregnant moon

starlessly dancing, friendless in a nest-soft sky

feathered with prayers and breathing ancient wishes;

somewhere on the water

the moon breathed its thoughts below balconies

shivering softly

fond and intimate as shrimp on a skewer

forever moon, knowing me—

i watched the moon childishly

like it was an egg that cracked every month

and hatched its bird of darkness.

i watched it fly; moon drops accumulated in my heart

till it grew so hot and damp, i felt my shaking palms open

letting my bird of darkness free.

it would fly songlessly

through a lonely and desperate wednesday night.


The author's comments:

By observing other people's poems, I've decided to make some changes to mine, like using longer lines and no capitals, because it makes it flow more elegantly. Reading poetry really pays off.


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on Dec. 19 2021 at 2:19 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i like your style!

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Dec. 3 2021 at 12:08 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Thank you!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Dec. 3 2021 at 11:46 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

Great work...Lovely, @Lydiaq
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