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Monday, August 26, 2013

Girl On The Moon

I am the girl on the moon--
a girl who only knows
the curious, peeking,
quiet light of the stars;
The one who occasionally
has long distance chats with mars.

I am the girl on the moon,
fully embracing the harvest--
as gravity moves further,
and further
from my floating thoughts.

I am the girl in the sky
watching the web
of dark, immortal space
catch earthly questions,
as they blink by
like the traffic of evening  fireflies.

I am the one
wondering if there
is an answer for every
pair of empty hands.

I am the echo
in the cave of a hollow heart,
when endings and beginnings
rehearse their passion
for a movie kiss.

I am just a girl
on the moon.
And love is just a boy
on a drifting cloud
that once passed through me.

I am the girl traveling in circles
with a glow so far behind her--
sadly accepting
no bright new time will ever find her.


  1. Any girl who can write a poem like this has so many bright new times ahead, her future is dazzling. This is a glorious the way, go peek over at Poets United - you are Poem of the Week!

    1. I am still grinning from ear to ear over being selected this week, and so very grateful for the wonderful support all of these amazing poets have shown since I discovered and became part of this group.

  2. Gorgeous! I love that fourth stanza.

    1. Thank you! That's a wonderful compliment coming from a true poet such as yourself!

  3. oh the echo stanza is def my fav with the beginnings and endings....the end is a bit sad...the star following but never really shining on you...really cool write....

    1. Thank you, Brian! I think lately, most of my poetry has been leaning on the optimistic side, but every now and then, a little sorrow sneaks in.

  4. Oh Gosh, Trish, this is so melancholic, but it is truly beautiful poetry. You know, apart from praising the lyrical, image-laden language you use, a bonus for me is that you have paid attention to grammar and punctuation, very precisely, which you may take for granted, but many poets don't do this. Well done, well done indeed.

    1. Thank you, Janstie! I don't always incorporate punctuation in my poetry, but I realize it often helps when trying to give the reader a more accurate understanding of the flow, and meaning; So I do my best.

      It may impress you to know that I have also been complimented many times on the careful use of punctuation and grammar in all of my text messages. I'm a part of the small population that cries at the sight of a butchered word.

  5. After reading your poem at Poets United, I had to visit. So glad I did. I really love this poem so full of magical imagery. The ending is so cool, sad but beautiful. I must return here. You're a talented writer.

    1. Thank you, Myrna! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop over, and for the beautiful comment!

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    1. and I really love yours, Audrey! Thank you!!

  7. Outstanding! I love "I am the echo in the cave of a hollow heart".

  8. Well many great lines! I love the moon and the echo one best ;D

  9. You ARE the girl I the sky. Gosh, I just ❤ every word you write.

    Congrats Miss Poet of the Week. You're always my Poet of the Week, btw.


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