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.


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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                    1. 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. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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. 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. 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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  3. 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. 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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