Moonrise and tides

Moonrise and Tides


When it either  happens too soon for the soul to  grasp
in all it’s imperfect timing
or  it is racing so fast as not to see
perhaps too silent to be rhyming

But the perfect moonrise is only an instant in
the grand scheme of it all
and whether consciousness  is concerned or not
that moon is going to fall

And what is a moonrise  anyway but
an indication of a soul bent on reflection
just a birth or a death a truth or a lie
a contemplation or inflection

This solitude incites me into melancholy
damned if this life should be for only the living
some of us are already gone even if
that moon keeps on giving

This night  will suffer the moon-fall and  dawn
perhaps as my  mood subsides
as to moonrises and  moonfalls both
I pray they  outlast the tides

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Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

4 thoughts on “Moonrise and tides

  • December 7, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Phyllis , Its all good my friend , just venting poetic !………..Thank you for always being there !

  • December 7, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    I like that Ed, venting poetic! Guilty of the same my friend. I love the feel of this peace, and who couldn’t love the moon, its transcendent light both romantic and nostalgic and a reminder of the cycles of life, of which we are of course a part. And what is life and death anyway; but a flicker in eternity. Great work my friend.


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