The Moon

Silver teardrops

Of the waning, weeping moon

I collect in silence

to look at them

on new moon nights.

What sparkles when you are not there?

Starry briolette

of remembrance

in a heart of darkness

where light is a lost dream.

The sun, a myth.

Posted for Sanaa’s Prompt Nights – Let us walk together in the Moonlight – [18]


shared with Poetry Pantry @ Poets United



29 thoughts on “The Moon

  1. Sigh… this is absolutely breathtaking Sumana 😀 love the choice of diction and vivid imagery in your verse. Especially the line “What sparkles when you are not there?” sends me into a deep swoon ❤ Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support 🙂

    Lots of love,

  2. This is a stunningly beautiful poem of loss. The ones we lose in life are those moons and stars that we can talk to so they can still hear us when we weep.

  3. What sparkles when you are not there?
    of remembrance
    in a heart of darkness
    where light is a lost dream.

    Once a loss registers it lingers on in memory. If it continues in darkness then plainly it is a lost cause.Rightly so Sumana!


  4. Sometimes light seems so very fragile – we have to hold it gently in our hands like teardrops..hoping they don’t evaporate or lose their shine – such a touching poem

  5. I love the longing that shines through this poem. The longing and hope of a heart that refuses to let go of the things we should always hold on to: good memories, the love of those we carry in our hearts. I see her collecting moonlight, holding it close on dark days, crying a little for cleansing…

  6. The question you pose in the middle of the poem provides a balance to the whole. A memorable piece of writing.

  7. Beautiful. I especially thought that silver teardrops (which I took to be the bitter-sweet moments of life lived under the old moon) are gathered and revisited anew – on new moon nights. A lovely and evocative poetic concept.

Thank You :)

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