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Moonlit Calm

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On a moonlit calmed evening shore,
a breeze wafting over the moon's
rosy haze and traffic noise fading
to a muted roar there
by the ebbing fluid tide,
a careless guest,
bemoaning the quiet there
on that peaceful beach,
shattered the calm with a tinny
revel air;

then was silenced by the plaintive
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
At the time I wrote this poem I was undergoing a challenging time in my life. I could not sleep although it was very late in the evening. I drove to a nearby beach area and discovered it was either a full moon or nearly one. And as I gazed at the beautiful night scene over water, I experienced exactly what the poem states. There were many revelers on the beach and I sat transfixed as the evening unfolded and my attention was caught first by this group, then, by that one.

At some point, I fell asleep sitting in my car and woke up close to dawn when the scene looked quite different than it did in total darkness. I took literary license in stating that I waited for the night to reclaim its calm...' because in truth, I do not remember when I fell asleep. but when I awoke, I couldn't get home fast enough to write this poem. It took a few months for me to find exactly the right words I needed to capture the essence of my experience. I still marvel that I had no fear of any danger coming to me alone in my car at nighttime but things seemed much 'gentler and kinder then' as stated by President George bush at one point in his presidency. And, the next morning, things did look brighter because I was able to capture the experience.

I dedicate this poem to everyone who appreciates poetry.
Kim Barney 11 November 2016

The poet's notes helped clarify what was going on in the poem. An incredible experience, to b sure.

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M Asim Nehal 07 October 2015

Superb poetry....................I enjoyed it.........10 on 10.

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Dr Antony Theodore 30 August 2015

I waited for the night to reclaim its calm, then for the morning's uncertain glow to become a bright your struggles, your fears and the final joy and peace in the morning. you have done well to write and to articulate your feelings with chosen words. thank you dear poetess

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Chinedu Dike 16 September 2014

Indeed, you really captured the essence of your experience, and that's what separates a good poem from the mediocre one. The words were carefully chosen. The sentences well articulated. Overall, a beautiful piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing.

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Unwritten Soul 27 August 2014

The imagery was so beautifully painted here :) _Soul

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 26 August 2014

I appreciate your dedication to write this poem love the nature challenge the life lest life challenge you bravo

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