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Finding Relief from the Moon

The sky is relentless with light, cracked with light; the sky is perfect. I hear people call it beautiful weather and I close my door, draw subtle quiet around me, and dream alone of life's poetry. I do love a bright day, so long as there are also storms and interior shadows; so long as there is relief.




I feel the same wy about the moon. I was born under a full moon, and find myself often awaiting it - but infact what I love best is the time after it, the easing away. It feels like the breath after a culmination. It is affirming, gentling, romantic. I live in a world where people want summer skies and full moons. I see how the shadowy, yearning and ebb-dreaming people tend to fall apart in such a world, become anxious, suffer depression. I want to give them flowers and ghosts, bonfires and dusty old peace, and let them know their way is the right one.




I wish it was understood that melancholy poets also laugh and dance, and that dancers need to sigh in shadowed dreaming. To be whole is to contain ambiguities, light and shadows. It is to turn towards and away from the full moon. For so long as this world calls us to be one thing - introvert or extrovert, gentle or brave, red or blue, masculine or feminine, empty or full - we will break always against edges that really don't exist at all.

12 comments:

  1. This melancholy poet has laughed a great deal over the last few days. There was even some crazy dancing! I think I broke through some of those non-existent edges you speak of, and consequently, a little more wholeness was found.

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  2. This is beautiful, but I have a question. I know that the seasons are reversed between where you are and where I am. Are the moon cycles reversed as well? We had a new moon here this morning, but you speak of the full moon.
    blessings
    ~*~

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    1. Lol you are right, I got mixed up there! Menopause is not treating me well, lol. Someone else told me it was a full moon and I didn't check myself, haven't actually watched the moon for a while due to Life Distractions. Thanks for pointing it out, I shall fix the post.

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  3. oh, yes, and and it's rather nice to hear this said. bright days are beautiful, and needed in nature's scheme, and sometimes just what one wants for a given activity or task. but i love best the grey days, and rainy days, and cool misty days, and frost and snow and ice... my favourite time of day is dusk. we just had the autumn time change here (how i do loathe time changes, but at least this one is "fall back", not the dreaded "spring forward" where you lose an hour sleep), and everyone is SO out of sorts. because, of course, dark falls an hour earlier now, and they are miserable about it. i do feel badly for them; and i understand that it's probably worse because so many have to be shut up in offices---often windowless cubicles---all day, and then drive home in the dark. that must be horrid. but even folk who don't suffer those conditions are moaning about it being dark at dinnertime, and how depressing it is. i find it so comforting, and it feels right to me at this time of year.

    but my favourite line is this: "For so long as this world calls us to be one thing - introvert or extrovert, gentle or brave, red or blue, masculine or feminine, empty or full - we will break always against edges that really don't exist at all." because that is just the utter truth. and beautifully stated.

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    1. I'm so glad to know others are like me. I love dinner in the darkness, eating by candelight, sometimes eating while tucked up together on the couch wrapped in blankets. I like an appreciate summer dinners - picnics in the park, and so forth - but they don't have the same nourishing quality.

      I do feel sorry for people who miss out on sunshine because they're stuck in a cubicle all day, but then I feel sorry for them anyway.

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  4. I was also born under a full moon, and I've always loved it... until the last couple of years. Now I am drawn to the new moon, the dark moon, the shadow, the ambiguity... 'Tis something to do with approaching cronedom, I reckon :) xx

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    1. I think I was born an old woman ;-)

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    2. Me too! I've wanted to be Crone since my teens - the grey-haired wisdom, the social invisibility...
      :D xx

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  5. So true! We need both light and dark!

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  6. "I want to give them flowers and ghosts..."

    I am not a ghost person, but I like that you put them together with flowers!

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