Moon Message

Here on the threshold of change,
anxiety and despair howling,
shadows of uncertainty lengthen
beneath the fullness of the moon.

She is no guide, this orb-faced
deity, whose countenance
fails to reveal a directive –
and yet, at some intrinsic level

I feel that we are aligned;
know that her pull is primal,
her presence a reminder
that life is cyclical, and

just as the emotional waters
rise, so too will they ease,
and her voiceless essence
calls me to still the madness

close my eyes to fear’s distortion
and attune to an inner calm,
to trust the light within, and
surrender to the unknowable.

(Moon Message first appeared here April, 2018. This is an edited version. Image my own.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

60 thoughts on “Moon Message”

  1. You capture so much of what appeals to me about the moon. That constant change, that constant reminder that we cannot grasp anything, and the reminder to be reflective. I have no idea how you got a shot of a full moon like that, but your graphic is absolutely stunning. (I am also attracted to the color purple.)

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  2. love your voice reading your incredible poem VJ! Perfect pauses and points of capture. You speak to the truth in the only thing we can do at the moment to bring soothing to our worn out minds. πŸ’–

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  3. Beautiful moon mirror – and you offer a new perspective on last evening’s moon observation. I looked up to see Moon “tilted”. Now recalling that as a cup-without-handle tipped to empty … roughly half full … cool to consider that Moon was splashing her wisdom (even if only half) down on a needy bunch of folks. [Last night I saw only “not level”.]

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