Transcendent Moon, the Mirror of Our Minds

Transcendent Moon, the Mirror of Our Minds
Transcendent Moon, the Mirror of Our Minds

Its tainted face, wan,
the scars of time’s embrace,
and shallow it seems,
like wisps of mist in dreams,
yet rise it must each night,
its blue luminescent glow
the nostalgic rhymes of lovers
in hearts that have been sewn,
beneath this potted orb.

How revered it is in pallid complacency,
a crusted lifeless orb
so loved and adored
for its very place in the heavens,
and stars just nod in respect,
glimmering lights of past
to not deflect this beloved moon,
so in tune with so many hearts,
gazing at its heavenly throne.

And for all it is,
the wonder never ceases,
its nightly carriage so fondly held,
and full moon so deeply felt,
as tides abide its will, and we
in homage to its silent awakening,
stand still to sate its very being,
its mystical rise and fall
in life and dream.

It’s like a knowing of cosmos,
its nearness a ticket of flight,
knowing stars and endless life does stare back,
and wonder as we,
the questions yet answered,
possibility the soaring dove seeks,
and we just a part of life, so small,
this moon invigorates our sight,
to peer into night with hope filled eyes.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “Transcendent Moon, the Mirror of Our Minds

  • June 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    The moon has always been held in such awe and wonder by poets, lovers, sailors and the like. It will be forever more. You offer vivid descriptions and imagery in this poem. I had a little trouble with the flow and consistency of the nine line stanzas (apart from the first which I thought was great). I did love the content and meaning portrayed however.

  • June 20, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Thanks John, the subtlety of meter change and rhyming also gives nuances that can create tensions and other aspect within poetry. I love to play with stanza sizes and odd number stanzas present different solutions. If poetry were exactly metered and rhymed to exact schemes, to me they would be boring. Just my viewpoint. If this work is read properly, it falls into a pleasing flow. Appreciated your kind words my friend.

  • June 20, 2017 at 12:51 PM

    You had me at “moon” Tony – it’s a subject I love and which so much inspiration seems to come from. You do just enough to make your readers think of the multitudes of things which the moon is associated, but then leave them to ponder their own responses in closing….quite a remarkable feat!

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