Thursday, February 27, 2014

Moonless Night


i wonder what happened
to the moon-

is it hiding behind
this velvety purple sky?
i want to hold
a piece of it

sometimes you want
what you can't have

oh, this dark night-
is it holding
the moon hostage?

i want to rise with it
when morning comes

and as i fall
into a starless dream,
i find the moon-
it was always there
in the palm of my hand

and i set it free


This week, I have been contemplating about dreams. I believe we can accomplish most dreams if we really work hard at it. But there are those dreams that seem to have slipped through our fingers. Sometimes, we just have to set them free, and allow even better dreams to come true. The winter sky has been so dark, but sometimes it lights up with dramatic colors. The moon is always an inspiration to me.
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I want to take a moment to thank my dear blogger friend Rita Vaselli who gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. Rita is an amazing artist, and her watercolor paintings are stunning. In turn, I'm supposed to give the award to my favorite bloggers, but it's so hard to choose! I really love all my blogger friends, so I will dedicate this award to you all! Thank you for your continued support and welcome new followers and friends! xx
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46 comments:

  1. Pretty sky and a lovely poem, Loredana! Have a happy day!

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  2. But an actual piece of the moon looks like most any other rock lol could pick up one and pretend. Yeah sometimes have to let some go to work on new dreams indeed.

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    1. Oh but a moon rock is special
      and so metaphorical
      for a lost dream and a new
      one to come true :)

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  3. Lovely sky shot and wonderful poem for SWF ~ congrats on your blog award ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  4. Yes beautiful... Congrats on the award.... Michelle

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  5. smiles...its cool to find the moon in your hands...
    and sometimes our dreams are like that...we can get so caught up in looking for them in one place that we had them the whole time...sometimes i think we have to let go of some to reach others.

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  6. You are right, letting go of some dreams is necessary in order to make other dreams come true. I think part of our reluctance to let go of a dream is that we feel it's admitting that we failed at it - but how can we fail at something that never happened?

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  7. An sometimes, when we accomplish to reach the moon, we realize that it wasn't something that we really wanted. Very nice poem! :)

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  8. Made me think of all the nights I've been longing for the moon to show, only to be disappointed by a dark and star-less night. Great poem!

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  9. "I believe we can accomplish most dreams if we really work hard at it."
    This is so very true, Loredana.
    What a beautiful poem, and the perfect image to go with it.
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. This has a bit of a surreal quality to it that I enjoyed. The close, especially, is beautiful.

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  11. Cara Loredana,grazie per le belle parole che mi hai dedicato. In questi giorni in cui sono presenti in casa le mie nipotine e mia figlia mi rendo conto che il mio sogno di dipingere si è avverato quando sono rimasta da sola molti giorni della mia vita. .Niente pennelli e pochissimo blog in questi giorni di ospitalità e full immersion negli affetti familiari...Certo una via di mezzo il destino avrebbe potuto concederla, invece l'equilibrio dei sogni sembra seguire altre logiche.Un abbraccio,buon fine settimana,Rita

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    1. Cara Rita, grazie per il bel premio e la tua fedele amicizia. La tua famiglia e' cosi' speciale. I tuoi lavori sono splendidi e continuano a fiorire! Un grande abbraccio, Loredana :)

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  12. Hello! Feel free to watch my new photo album. I greet and wish you a beautiful weekend!
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  13. Nice write, Loredana. Great pictures and imagery. Congrats on your award, you're a great poet! Chris

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  14. I love the ending, finding the moon in the palm of your hand and setting it free ~ Happy Sunday ~

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  15. It's so imaginative! It's like a child's fantasy in the beginning. I love the way the poem matures. The way you finally decide to set the moon free.

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  16. I liked the way you used the moon to convey your message about chasing dreams that seem unattainable and then reconsidering these very dreams. Beautifully expressed!

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  17. Luminous poem like the silvery sheen of the moonlight......:-)

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  18. One can never anticipate that sometimes good fortune come our way unexpectedly! Nicely Loredana!

    Hank

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  19. the ending really surprised me.. nice imagery.

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  20. Beautiful Loredana… the moon is returning again, slow and steady… what was hidden will be revealed.

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  21. I love "i want to rise with it
    when morning comes" so much!!! Lovely.

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  22. lovely moon poem and photo...we do need to set the moon free sometimes if we desire peace....

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  23. a delicate and tender write--so lovely to read this morning--and congrats on your award

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  24. Such a nice blessed dream.. I myself have easier writing poetry on nightmares LOL.... Like the thought of the saving the moon..

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  25. I love the idea of setting free that elusive moon. This piece has a blue, but not melancholy, mood.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2014/02/27/prompts-and-promises/

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  26. This is a lovely poem filled with questions and I enjoyed the thought process. Sometimes we have to re-evaluate our dreams.

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  27. Yes, indeed, the moon is definitely a continuing inspiration. So hard to come to terms with the fact that sometimes one cannot have everything that one wants. Sometimes we have to change our dreams, based on what is possible. I like the idea that the moon is always there for us, but that we also have power to release (set it free) if we wish! Nice message in this poem, Loredana.

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  28. lovely poem and picture Loredana.. the moon has a mystical quality about it that promotes words...

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  29. a starless dream - what a great line, Loredana ~

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  30. Lovely write Loredana, with a beautiful imagery that lingers around...smiles.

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  31. Bonjour mon amie! Comment ça va?

    Lovely write, I particularly enjoyed this, Loredana…

    oh, this dark night-
    is it holding
    the moon hostage?

    What a lovely idea, that the night would hold on to the moon…

    How are you, my friend?

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    1. Merci, Ninot, mon amie! I'm doing fine. Hope you are well. Good to see you here! :)

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  32. Love the mix of colors in the sky in the first photo. Yey for the award! ;)

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  33. Lovely post! I often do want what I can't have. It's human nature I suppose!

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  34. what a gorgeous image that first one is. the moon invokes such romance.

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  35. Pretty sensuous and soulful lines these.

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  36. Congratulations on your well-deserved award, Loredana. P. x

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  37. Thank you, everyone, for all your lovely comments on this post! xx

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  38. Lovely poem and perfectly illustrated. I must admit I've just recently become interested in (even) reading poetry -- I subscribed to some poetry sites and I am enjoying re-educating myself!

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