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Half Moon Shadow

For Kristiana’s August Writing Prompt #3 – HALF MOON SHADOWS

Kristiana chose mine to be one among the top 3 responses for the week.
You can read mine, Kristiana’s and Priya’s Contributions here.

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Earth gave birth to the night
and her bosom was so tender,
and milk spilled all over her body.
Gentle wind soothing her aches and
Trees singing lullabies for the newborn.
The night lay resting on earth,
her shining firefly eyes wandering
and nocturnal cries in abstract.
Above, the sky celebrates her birth
by hanging fairy lights of stars
on the big black veil drawn.
The master of the night sky arrives,
and he has chosen to be a thief,
stealing hearts of earth’s children.
His mesmerizing shine through grey spots
his cool warmth of affection and
the pure joy of his sly looks.
The earth too saw this change in sky
and she pulled her child close.
She dint want to lose this one too.
 But radiant and beautiful, as ever
charming and magnetic the moon was.
No time was lost in seducing
and night was wedded to him.
But night had seen only his light,
his craters and scars were unseen.
Little did she know that he too
had phases of emotions and shapes.
Betrayed she felt and choked,
on the half moon shadows he cast
upon the deep trust she had.
He imprinted her forever
and was destined to bear his shadows.
She was left with an empty canvas,
where he drew the master strokes,
of crescent and his half and slice,
with the white glow he stole from sun.

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Comments

75 responses to “Half Moon Shadow”

  1. Mason Bushell Avatar

    Such magnificent imagery. Another beautiful poem.

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you mason for the instant read and comment 🙂 How are you feeling ?

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      1. Mason Bushell Avatar

        I’m doing okay thank you. I’m getting lots of nice comments on my stories here now. That’s helping my positivity.

        How are you?

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          See.. i told you 😊 may only good things be on your path 😊

          Am doing superb Mason 😊 thank you for asking 😊😊

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          1. Mason Bushell Avatar

            Aww, thank you so much, Nima.

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            1. Nima Mohan Avatar

              You are welcome 😊❤️

              Like

    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Hello Aswathy.. thank you dear… 😊😊
      Engine ponu karyangal?

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      1. Aswathy Gopalakrishnan Avatar

        Angane ponu 😊Njangal e week puthiya oru cityleku move aakanu. Athinte packing okke aayi ingane ponu. Avde ethi onnu samadhanayi irunnittu venam blog onnu restart aakan

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Oh okk… shifting thala vedana alle 🤭 ivde aake one time cheyyendi vannullu… ini orennam chinthikkan vayya 🙄🙄

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          1. Aswathy Gopalakrishnan Avatar

            Onnu puthiya sthalath ethi kityal mathinu aayitund. Kunji cherukkan ullath kond oru rakshayilla

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            1. Nima Mohan Avatar

              Haaa ariyam budhimuttu 🙄
              How old is he?

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              1. Aswathy Gopalakrishnan Avatar

                Avdem undo? 😄
                He is two

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                1. Nima Mohan Avatar

                  indu indu..
                  ivdathe aalu 4.5 😀

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                  1. Aswathy Gopalakrishnan Avatar

                    Ahha..mol aano mon aano?
                    Aa prayam aakumbo hekum kura h bedhamakumo? Njan onnu valuthayi kittan nokki irikkanu 😅 enna chilappo thonnum cherutha nallathennu

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                    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

                      Mon thanne aanu 🙂

                      Budhimuttu ennalla ddo… ivdathe aalu vallye kuzhappalya.. manageable aanu.. cherye kurumbokke illu.. pakshe nammal entheglum serious aayi cheyyumbo avarkum anxiety koodumallo.. so questions aakum kooduthal.. pinne help cheyyan try cheyyum.. athu chilapo namukku double work cheyyendi varum…ennalum helo cheythathalle.. so cheetha parayanum pttillya…
                      Oro prayam akumbozhum thonnum.. ithallaa munnathe ayrunnu nallathi;… chilapo kurachude valuthayal mathy ayrunnu ennu.. 😀

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                    2. Aswathy Gopalakrishnan Avatar

                      😄ath sheriya. Ivduthe aalu nalla kurumbanu. Pakshe samsaram ithiri slow aanu. Enik naatil onnu poyi athonnu sheriyakkanam ennund. Avdeyakumbo orupad perundallo

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                    3. Nima Mohan Avatar

                      Hmm… athonnum karyam akkanda ddo… samayam akumbol thanne samsaricholum.. naadu thanne aanu best athinu.. pakshe ipo athu nadakkillyallo.. thaan samsariku monodu nallonam.. aale reply cheyyan prompt cheyyu 🙂 sari aakum 🙂

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                    4. Aswathy Gopalakrishnan Avatar

                      Sramikkunund 🙂 Njangal puthiya sthalathethi. Aake motham oru kolahalam aanu. Athatto reply late aakunath

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                    5. Nima Mohan Avatar

                      Nooo problem !!!
                      Ividem equally busy aayi…
                      Avante online classes start aayi 😦 blog kandittu thanne inneku 4 days aayi 😦

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                    6. Nima Mohan Avatar

                      Hmm 🥺🥺🥺
                      Morning 8.30 avumbo thudangum !!
                      Apo thottu ente ottam start aavanatha 😕😕ezhuthan alochikkan illa gap polum kitnlya

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                    7. Aswathy Gopalakrishnan Avatar

                      Online class nalla paniyale 😐

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                    8. Nima Mohan Avatar

                      Athe ddo..
                      anangan pattillyallo avidunnu… kurachude valuthayal kuzhappallya.. ithu ipo njan koode irunnillengi chilapo aalum ezhunnettu pokum 🤣

                      Like

  2. Era Avatar

    So beautiful 😍😍

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you Era 😀

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    2. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Good morning 😊

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      1. Era Avatar

        Good evening 🤗☺

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Good evening dear 🙂

          Like

  3. HappySoul Avatar

    This is brilliant Nima! I love your imagination .. it’s awesome!! One more added to my favorite, after Obdurate mister ☺️

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Ohhhh… thank you very much My dear Happy Soul ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  4. Lucy Avatar

    WOW. This is absolutely amazing and it indulged my mind’s eye greatly. It’s so vivid in imagery and the details of nature. Oh, it’s beautiful. I loved these lines the most:

    “The master of the night sky arrives,
    and he has chosen to be a thief,
    stealing hearts of earth’s children.”

    Such intriguing imagery. Brilliant writing, as always!

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Am so glad that you loved it Lucy dear.. those words in comment are so beautiful and it sure made me so happy …Thank you very much ❤️❤️❤️

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      1. Lucy Avatar

        Anytime, Nima. You write wonderfully and beautifully; I feel inspired from your writing as well. Keep writing on, my friend. ❤ ❤

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Oh Lucy.. you are so kind😊❣️
          My joy jas no bounds reading your words… hope I shall live up to those expectations every time ❤️❤️ loads of love to you dear 😊😊

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you Nishabd ❤️

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  5. Cozy Quiet Corner Avatar

    You’ve painted a beautiful image with your words 😍 Brilliantly expressed, dear Nima! 💚

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you Priya..
      you too have done a wonderful job for the prompt 😁

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      1. Cozy Quiet Corner Avatar

        Thank you so much, Nima ☺️💜

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          You are welcome dear ❤

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  6. michnavs Avatar

    i so adore it… and the imagery is perfection

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Aww Mich.. hank you very much !! ❤

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  7. judeitakali Avatar
    judeitakali

    This is gorgeous writing

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you very much dear Jude 😊

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      1. judeitakali Avatar
        judeitakali

        More than a pleasure

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  8. Bacardi Gold Avatar

    It’s like a movie seen on this page. Brilliant !

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you dear Goldy 🙂
      Am so glad you enjoyed it like movie 🙂 ❤

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      1. Bacardi Gold Avatar

        You’re welcome ! Is there a sequel ?

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Sequel 😀
          That never crossed my mind until you mentioned now.. If i write , I will surely inform you.. Thank you for that level of encouragement Gold ❤

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          1. Bacardi Gold Avatar

            You’re welcome… Surely, my waiting time starts…now ! It’s my pleasure, Nima ! Lol !

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            1. Nima Mohan Avatar

              Awwww Gold 😬😬
              I hope i can keep you happy if I write 😂😂
              Thanks a ton 😛😛

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              1. Bacardi Gold Avatar

                Haha…I don’t want to pressure you…I know you’re busy ! I just want to read something different. Happy Haikus from you… Be safe!

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                1. Nima Mohan Avatar

                  Am really happy to have met you Gold 😊😊 thank you so much ❤️

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                  1. Bacardi Gold Avatar

                    You’re welcome……, Nima ! I’m happy too to be checking your posts and reading , of course ! Thanks a lot !

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                    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

                      😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️

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                    2. Bacardi Gold Avatar

                      thanks for the smileys and the hearts !

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  9. Untold Stories Avatar

    This was a masterpiece by you Nima.
    It was like you were telling me a story of the moon..the way it said the night wedded the moon.
    It’s stunning, it’s beautiful..
    I just can’t express how much I loved this one.

    I’ll remember this for life you know. And if ever someone asks me to tell them a story, I’ll tell them this one.
    Can you feel the excitement I have while I am writing this comment. I so so so so loved this one.
    I’ll read it again and again and I’ll save it.

    Beautiful, just Beautiful 💛

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      I could sense your by the way you wrote this comment Rashmi.. ohh.. How I missed your comments here 🙂 and I know how you have a fondness to love and moon 🙂
      I will be so glad if that happens Rashmi.. in that way you will remember me every time you narrate the story ❤

      Thank you and thank you and thank you very much dear 🙂 🙂 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Untold Stories Avatar

        I am not going anywhere now. I will stick around here to read and post my comment.
        You won’t miss them anymore.

        Yaa but I’ll narrate this story in Hindi. I already have made up my mind to narrate this..
        Thank you so much for writing Nima💛

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Ohh.. that will be my privilege then Rashmi…
          Thank you very much 🙂 ❤

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  10. Shweta Suresh Avatar

    Wow. No wonder yours was chosen! Well done, my dear. Such a beautiful imagery. If I were to quote my favourite parts, I’d have to quote the entire poem!

    You should publish all these poems. As a book. 😀

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    1. Anisha Avatar

      I agree too. Her poems are classy and I adore her poetic standards.

      Nima, you should certainly try to publish them. They’ll be largely welcomed.

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      1. Nima Mohan Avatar

        I dont know what to say 😀
        In short of words to reply for this immense love and support you all shower me with ❤ ❤
        Thank you, thank you and thank you ❤ More love to you Anisha and Shweta 🙂

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        1. Anisha Avatar

          Sending you loads of love too, Nima! 💞❤

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          1. Nima Mohan Avatar

            ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  11. Anisha Avatar

    Beyond beautiful, Nima! This is extraordinary with brilliant imagery. Great poem! ❤

    As Rashmi said, this story is sure to remain in my mind too!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Oh dear … AM overwhelmed buy your love… ❤ ❤
      Thank you so so so much ❤

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      1. Anisha Avatar

        You’re very welcome! ❤🤗

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  12. Ishita Gupta Avatar

    Beautiful. Splendid. Gorgeous. Brilliant. I don’t have words. This poem is a masterpiece❤

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Hhhhha… after so long reading your comments make me so happy dear 😊😊
      Thank you !! ❤️

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