Under the Sanguine Moon


“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past”
– Thomas Jefferson

 
~ Under the Sanguine Moon ~

Between sunset and sunrise
daydreams become ethereal 
sorrow leaves my eyes
my past heartache, immaterial

the coppery moonlight holds me captive
as it dances across my skin
my heart relaxes, becomes more adaptive
I’ve found my window, and I begin

fervently, I leap 
through a catacomb of memories
some I fondly keep
others are locked away with ease

my jades meld into emeralds
rainbows seep into my greys
rebirth comes, the songbird heralds
there have been enough delays

the revelation is breathtaking
and I pinch myself in awe
the celestial undertaking
orchestrated what I saw:

stormy nights, swept away
unhealthy penchants dissolved
no more borrowing against a new day
my future’s quandary, solved

I'll embrace life through its kaleidoscope
the moon smiles and shows me home
no longer ensconced, freed by renewed hope
my heart now has liberty to roam.

© Dahlia Ramone:  March 16, 2019 (rev. December 29, 2022)

This was written for Blogophilia
Topic:  It’s A Good Life

Writing Prompts:
(1) Quote Thomas Jefferson
(2) Use the word “Liberty”

4 thoughts on “Under the Sanguine Moon

  1. WOW…love your Moon poetry…so sublime. These are my favorite lines:

    my jades meld into emeralds
    rainbows seep into my greys
    rebirth comes, the songbird heralds
    there have been enough delays

    very nice!!!

    Like

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