I Wonder About You Moon


Into your silvery wisp

the crescent curves I yearn

Upon the night air crisp

You linger then you burn


Passion pale and looming

Together they become you

You, always there unassuming,

Each night revealed anew


So many spotlights shone

turned off with but a wink

But you sated all alone

Can cause my heart to sync.


Confessions voiced into your light

Can speak a different tale

Whether dark oaths or beaming bright

I wonder why you’re pale?


Are you so pale just from fatigue?

Traversing all this earth

Climbing Heaven ‘s stairs each week

To witness nightly births.


The work too much, caressing thrones,

Of grandeur, His bequeathed

in stark reveries, with eyes unsewn,

your power is released


A simple shimmy to the right

Or left absorbing heat

Then to cycle, when day is night

And passion is replete


Again to sea, those darkened seas,

To find your gilt lover

Svelte your smile beyond the trees,

Pines for ardent cover


But none will fully understand

The gravity of you

Just ask the waves that hit the land

your influence is truth.


Perhaps your grin is misconstrued

From that wan upon your face.

That same old string in servitude

The path that you must grace


You linger there and pass like ships

Though no one else intrudes

No slattern hanging from your hips

No passions you’ve pursued


So are you running scared and weak,

Afraid of what will come

The gravity of that we speak

Is all too much for some


I do believe you have your pride

And virtue is your way

We always say it’s what’s inside

But yours is on display


You hide that pall in shades of dark

Though show in languished light

The depths of love its kindling spark

Can hurt if it’s not right.


I ask you moon of your disgrace

Are you lovestruck by the stars?

The way they write about face

Is it laced with smiles or scars?


You reach for me although he burns

My passions are aflame

My touch is what your innards yearn

But that feeling never came


In this path we know and speak of

Are you fated as the fool?

When near the touch of true love,

Are you unrequited too?


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Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

9 thoughts on “I Wonder About You Moon

  • January 25, 2020 at 12:53 AM

    I love this poem, Paul. I drifted off, way up to the moon, gazing at her as I read your words that plead for answers and mesmerize me. Great phrasing and rhyme. Well done.

    • January 25, 2020 at 6:25 PM

      Thank you so much Phyllis. I am glad that you enjoyed this. In that kind of state was how I felt when I wrote this. Thanks again

  • January 26, 2020 at 3:15 PM

    I love your choice of form. Your poems make me feel the way I feel when I read the Romantic poets. What I enjoy most is how you have an excellent grasp of meter of this time and you make it sound so natural. This is a difficult task and you do it well. Keep up the good work. Jamie

    • January 26, 2020 at 7:31 PM

      Jamie thank you so much for your kind words. I’ve been trying recently to keep within the meter. I guess I’m more of a traditional poet in that aspect, though I respect all forms equally. Thank you again

  • January 30, 2020 at 4:23 PM

    Wonderful poetry for a long time in my poetry I’ve had a deep love for the moon.

    • February 5, 2020 at 8:57 AM

      I am only starting to find that love and respect for the moon. Thank you for your kind words.

  • January 31, 2020 at 3:37 AM

    The moon speaks to you as well as it does to me. Loved this Paul.

    • February 5, 2020 at 8:58 AM

      Only recently it does Kurt, and I embraced it fully.

  • February 7, 2020 at 4:58 AM

    What a delightful poem. As Jamie said the meter is perfect and it makes it a delight to read. The sun and the moon are always timeless subjects for writers and poets. Well done Paul.


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