Who Is This Moon?

yellow moon and spire

Who is this Moon
Who makes me unsteady?
When I see His works on earth, I pay no attention;
(only when we are miserable do we ask for His help).
When He is gone, I keep thinking of Him;
when I remember Him, my heart shakes.
When I imagine Him,
My eyes sparkle,
My body gets warm.

Who is this Star
Who occupies my night’s dreams,
Who seizes my day’s mind,
Who is part of every aspect of my life?

Who is this Angel
Who becomes my Prayer Book,
My daily poems,
My night’s songs
My lips’ smile.

Who is this Sun,
Who makes my life light up,
Who makes my winter warm,
Who turns my fall into spring?

Who is this familiar Stranger,
Who controls my destiny,
Who writes my history,
Who teaches me love?

Who is this Moon
Come from the sky
Or born from the ground?
His Name is the start of my day,
The end of my night.

By Sitara B.

Photo by Matthew Paulson.


Comments

  1. “His Name is the start of my day,
    The end of my night.”

    I love this couplet, Sitara. What a lovely, evocative poem. So much to see, hear, and feel here. Well done! Stacy

  2. Sitara, I love the way you develop this poem and I love the photo with it, Susan

  3. Beautiful, evocative and lyrical! Well done, Sitara.

  4. Sitara jan, this is such a rich poem! The rhythm draws the reader in so well, and I love that you include both questions and praise. It is both mysterious yet so clear. You become one with this being in the poem, and you leave so many interesting openings where the reader can connect your words with his/her own life. Really, a remarkable piece of writing.

  5. Farhanges says:

    Dear Sitara,
    I am one of big fun of your poems and I keep checking AWWP page on face book to read your new writing. It is such an honor to read your motivated poems and articles I am inspired by each of your nice word, they are speechless and unique, thanks for sharing them I love these lines in your new poems. Keep it up!
    When He is gone, I keep thinking of Him;
    when I remember Him, my heart shakes.
    When I imagine Him,
    My eyes sparkle,
    My body gets warm.
    Who is this Star
    Who occupies my night’s dreams,
    Who seizes my day’s mind,
    Who is part of every aspect of my life?
    Farhanges,

  6. Dear Sitara, The reader feels so much the emotion in your poem. I reread it many times.
    Pat

  7. What an amazing and love poem.

    I love this : My lips’ smile.& Who makes my winter warm,
    Yes who is. But I have seen more pain and who will be a treatment for my pains. Who is ?

    Thank you very much and love you :)

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