Dreaming With the Moon

NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 21

Dreaming With the Moon

Full moon meanders its way
across recessed bedroom windows,
painting sky rich royal blue.
Enveloping backdrop for dreams
of other places, moments encountered.

Standing on a bridge watching deep
water rushing forward to embrace
large boulders, river laughing out loud
as it soothes and smooths
sharp granite edges.

Twilight and huge hawk, wings spread,
seeking strong branch of sturdy tree
in which to find rest until sunrise
awakens hunger to hunt
once again.

Breath caught in blue of knowing
that words spoken in dreams
might be truer than any
shouted in broad

And so night passes, as moon continues
to dance, flipping her skirt
of deep royal blue dreams,
until sun arises
to greet her.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/21/2019

Process Notes: I developed a broken sleep pattern, after an accident at age four which resulted in years of repetitive nightmares. That was resolved with a lot of dream study and work. However the broken sleep pattern still exists. Last night, however, the full moon created a softer reality in which, although I awakened, I found comfort and easily slipped back into sleep. Image is a kaleidoscope for the Black Canvas Series, some of which may be found here: https://intuitivepaths.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/the-black-canvas-series-inverts/ Last, but not least, have a wonderful Easter.

About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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15 Responses to Dreaming With the Moon

  1. I love the royal blue….and the lines about the voices in dreams being truer than those in the light of day. Our subconscious sends us true messages while we dream.


  2. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    The moon dancing and flipping her skirt—how coquettish of her!

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  3. Marianne says:

    I love a clear night sky, when the full moon shines until morning. I woke about 5am the other day and the moon was still shining brightly. Your beautiful words put me back in that moment. Your last stanza is brilliant! Happy day, Elizabeth. ❤️


  4. I do have those repeated awakenings too, but often fleet back to sleep, I should try talking to the moon to make it certain.


  5. Wendy Bourke says:

    A beautifully imaged piece, infused with a melodic tranquil – soothing, really – quality.


  6. ZQ says:

    Great “Pictures/Paintings”.


  7. An experience worth celebrating! Your artwork and poem go so beautifully together.


  8. thotpurge says:

    words spoken in dreams
    might be truer than any
    shouted in broad
    daylight…. I so agree and love that blue backdrop!


  9. neil reid says:

    I love the blue on black of the image you invoked for this poem to be. colors I think I overlook too often, so good reminder to be “seeing” more. don’t think I ever made blue a home. a favorite color? not like that. but if you asked right now, yellow I’d say. tomorrow who knows. thanks Elizabeth for the boost!


  10. Mary says:

    I really LOVE that last stanza and picturing the moon flipping her skirt of deep royal blue dreams. You have a way with words. And, ha, I bet you were contemplating the full moon the other night!!


  11. With Me says:

    The river laughing as it smooths the granite. That’s a great image to paint. A good poem.


  12. Pamela says:

    La luna what a comforting and beautiful sight.
    Excellent poem.



  13. Pamela says:

    I hope this works. It’s one of my favourite songs in Spanish about the moon. Enjoy!


  14. Pamela says:

    Elizabeth, I sent it to you in messenger.


  15. sanaarizvi says:

    I absolutely love this especially; “Breath caught in blue of knowing that words spoken in dreams
    might be truer than any shouted in broad daylight.”❤️


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