My Spot of Moon


How many stars shine
on the dark side of the moon?

I place my palm against
December’s window and wish
it was dear Luna’s cheek.

She lives melancholy she can’t elude,
but faithfully keeps her face toward
the sun collecting light so I can find
my way through the river of shadows.

Selfish me knows I’m no better than spring
who must wait for Luna to bring her candle
to a nursery of sleeping daffodils...
yet in this spot of night I own the light that cradles me.

 ©Susie Clevenger 2019



Comments

Sanaa Rizvi said…
This is exquisitely drawn!❤️ I especially love and am touched by; "She lives melancholy she can’t elude, but faithfully keeps her face toward the sun collecting light so I can find my way through the river of shadows." Woww!!❤️
Sherry Blue Sky said…
I love "I place my palm against December's window" and "I own the light that cradles me" so much! Wonderfully done, Susie!
. said…
“for Luna to bring her candle
to a nursery of sleeping daffodils“

What a gorgeous image and description! My eyes went twitchy and read “daffodils” as “dolls” at first, so I’m totally picturing a nursery of daffodil dolls now, something like Cabbage Patch Kids, I suppose. :)
. said…
P.S. I adore the accompanying artwork.
Margaret said…
"a nursery of sleeping daffodils" Lovely writing!
Sumana Roy said…
"so I can find
my way through the river of shadows." I can see the moon as a dear and never failing friend here. Very moving lines.
I love the image of the moon as a collector of light. Some things are meant to be collected. Light is one of them.
Magaly Guerrero said…
I do love the line Margaret quoted. There is something extra magical about the imagery there, about seeing and feeling spring sleeping under winter's blanket (or, through his window) before she sprouts back to life.
Gorgeous writing! The moon is magical and you capture that so beautifully here--so great to read your work again!
I know that feeling, of both being cradled by and owning the moonlight.

As I just said to someone else, several of us seem to have been moon-inspired lately.
Thotpurge said…
Evocative- love the mood and "December's window"
Gillena Cox said…
Luv that should try to hide herself, you can tune in to inner light
Thank you Susie for dropping by to read mine

Much✏love
Wendy Bourke said…
Love it! From the mesmeric cadence to the beautifully rendered lines …

'I place my palm against
December’s window and wish
it was dear Luna’s cheek.'

~ sigh ~ just lovely.