Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Crescent Moon


Take a closer look-
do you see my face in the moon,
the pinkness of my lips in the sky,
the blueness of your eyes?

Do you see our dreams
silhouetted against the clouds,
like an unfinished painting,
colors splashed with abandon?

Do you see beyond
the moon, the sky, the clouds
and when you do,
will you tell me how it all began?

~ ~ ~

When I came home from work today, I was about to get dinner ready and I called my husband to ask him what time he would be home. When we finished talking, I put the phone down on the coffee table, and I looked out the window. Suddenly, I saw the sky turning pink and the most beautiful crescent moon. I grabbed my keys, my camera, and went on top of the roof of our building to take pictures. I snapped several photos as the sky kept turning pinker and the moon shining brighter. When my husband came home, I shared this with him, so excited of having captured this image, which inspired my poem. He said there was a sparkle in my eyes. Is it love or the moonlight?

Sharing my poem with Poetry Jam, where this week our poetry friends have challenged us to take a closer look and see more than what meets the eye. Also sharing with Rambling Woods, where every week we take a closer look at nature. Please visit http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/ and http://ramblingwoods.com/, two inspiring sites.


52 comments:

  1. You are such a lyrical writer, Loredana! I can get lost in your poetry. Beautiful photo to go with your lovely words. xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen. You are quite lyrical yourself. :)

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  2. It may be both...lovely pic and words....enjoyed...

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  3. Stupendo scatto e favolosi versi, buona giornata

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    1. Grazie, Simo. Buona giornata anche a te' :)

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  4. smiles...maybe it is both, it is a gorgeous sky...i like the end question as well in pondering where it all began....

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    1. Thank you, Brian, for noticing the end question. It was a bit of a play on words--wondering how it all began, creation ... as well as a relationship :)

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  5. This is beautiful, Loredana. Looking at the moon always makes a person contemplative, doesn't it? What a fine picture your husband took!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Actually, I took the photo. My husband inspired it. If you read the whole post, I tell the story of how the poem and picture came to be. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  6. You have captured a lovely moment, specially the first stanza ~

    I admire your dedication to photography ~ May it always inspire you ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. I've always loved writing, and photography is something I got into only the last couple of years. It surely is an inspiration for more writing :)

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  7. Loredana, your poetic words made me smile and feel dreamy, so beautiful and then your description of the excitement and passion to capture that shot gave me goosebumps! Love it :-) Also, love watching how the colors change in sunsets, very cool.

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  8. Both love and moonlight ~~ the loveliest of combinations. This is such an inspiring poem .........

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  9. So nice that you went up to the roof and captured this moment......

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. Yes, I couldn't resist but go up on the roof. Didn't want to miss it :)

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  10. Sure glad you were able to capture this, Loredana!
    It is really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I've been wanting to capture the moon for a while now, and this was the perfect opportunity. :)

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  11. This is a beautiful poem and photo! A testament to what happens when we take up the challenge to "look a little closer."

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Yes, so much more can be discovered when taking a closer look :)

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  12. I love that you ran out and took this photo when you saw it. You did manage to capture the lovely colors of the end of day that are so fleeting. And then your poem is wonderful--I like where the must took you from your photo.

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    1. Thank you, Peggy. It was an inspiring prompt and I really enjoyed it :)

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  13. What a stunning photo and thought provoking poem

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  14. Beautiful shot of the colorful sky and moon.

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  15. Lovely words of the poem and such a lovely photo. I stopped in my tracks too as I went upstairs to check whether the door leading to our terrace was still open. The sight of the crescent moon made me run for the camera....

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  16. Lovely poem,the lines,touchy!
    Beautiful picture,makes it more wonderful when you describe it in words. You sure had the perfect timings,for moving up to the window!
    Nice blog. :)

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    1. Thank you, Sakshi. Yes, it was serendipity :)

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  17. Love gives us the sparkle in our eyes. You saw the magic in the world and had someone you love to share your excitement with, that's what added to the magic. Your shared love, with life and, your husband.
    Beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts, Bren :)

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  18. Beautiful photo, Those special moments inspire verse

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  19. Very nice picture and words - i like the kind of event when you describe - when things just click into place - and (yes) then your eyes do sparkle!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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    1. Thank you, Stewart, glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  20. really like the idea and phrasing of-
    like an unfinished painting,
    colors splashed with abandon?
    enjoyed how you used the picture to help create the poem

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    1. Thank you, Steven. Glad you noticed those lines ... to me the picture looked like a painting and it inspired my poem :)

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  21. Oh, how lovely are your photo and poem. I noticed that amazing moon here, too; ours was framed above and below by charcoal colored clouds. Unfortunately, I was driving at the time, so I missed the shot.

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    1. Thank you, so glad to hear many saw that beautiful crescent moon in their part of the world :)

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  22. The crescent moon looks so lovely. And a tad lonely. I often associate crescent moons with the kids. They belong with fairies and night moths, don't you think?

    Bonne nuit!

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    1. Thank you, Ninot. Yes, moonlight and fairy tales go hand in hand :)

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  23. Oh lovely photo and I enjoyed your poem..I can't write poetry but I ask those same questions..thank you for linking up to this week's Nature Notes...Michelle

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Always fun to link up to Nature Notes :)

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  24. Such a romantic, almost magical poem. Love the pic too. Very nicely done!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Yes, moonlight inspires romance :)

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  25. I had my eye on that crescent moon this week, kudos to you for capturing it on such a lovely sky too.

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca, it was one of those moments where I just had to drop everything and capture the moon :)

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