of memory.

I am dream-bound

     to the weeping mother

of an ocean shore,

my shadow is darker

     than the prose tree

of mind and desire

          a prospect of inner lunacy

and death;

     the clam’s mouth is lighter

between the sun,

into the silence of blue willows

     to the inmost bones of creation

          alone

brimming in the mystic moonlight

     for I not only desire

the trance of memory…

a mouth,

& the shoots of winter,

 shapes the shore in which I’ve lost

where I shall be free in the dark;

adrift, perhaps artless,

     the dark is rayed in ashes

to the child of memory

alas, not a dream,

     as it bestows itself

to the eyes of… God.

© 2020 lucysworks.com All Rights Reserved.


Written in response to the Go Dog Go Cafe’s prompt: Write something around the words “mystic moonlight”.

This is a piece that I will most likely revise at a future date. I hope you enjoyed what I came up with for the prompt.


  29 comments for “of memory.

  1. June 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    A beautiful poem, full of deep nostalgic feelings…. and I’ve tears in my eyes, as here I am writing a memorial/tribute piece for my dad (it’s 5 years now)

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    • June 30, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      I am so very sorry for your loss, Ivor. ❤ ❤ My heart goes out to you.

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      • June 30, 2020 at 9:24 pm

        Thank you Lucy, I’m ok, my leftover heart is coping well ❤🌏

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  2. June 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    I loved your description of a life not fully realized. Youth but a memory. Especially loved your choice to explain over thinking as inner lunacy…

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    • June 30, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you for your feedback and interpretation. It is always appreciated!

      Like

  3. June 30, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, Lucy. A brilliant write.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 1, 2020 at 12:44 am

    You are wonderful in this verse Lucy.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Rhen Laird
    July 1, 2020 at 3:09 am

    Exquisite writing, Lucy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 1, 2020 at 4:14 am

      Thank you, Rhen.

      Like

      • Rhen Laird
        July 1, 2020 at 4:24 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. July 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Hello, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! 😀 If you don’t wish to accept, that’s ok. https://wordsonkey.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/sunshine-blogger-award/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. July 2, 2020 at 9:49 am

    This is so beautifully written. I sense the loss through your words. Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 2, 2020 at 11:35 am

      Thank you so much. ❤️

      Like

  8. July 2, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Beautiful! 🌸

    Liked by 1 person

  9. July 2, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Deep & chilling! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  10. July 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    REVISIONS…WHY? DO THEM AS SEPARATE POEMS AS VARIATIONS ON A THEME—THEN…CAN WE VOTE? 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 2, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      Hahaha. Aww, I’m glad you like this one as is.

      Yes, when I do the revision, it will be a separate post on its own. Now I didn’t think about voting which one is better, but I might set up a poll to see! Thank you so much.

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      • July 2, 2020 at 4:48 pm

        I’VE DO IT A NUMBER OF TIMES OVER 9 + YEARS OF BLOGGING. Hmmm–check out this example: ourpoetrycorner.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/four-poetic-variations-on-similar-themes/

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  11. pdlyons
    July 3, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    be curious to see what happens to this piece. over all thought it was from the heart rather lovely. cheers

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 3, 2020 at 12:08 pm

      Aww, thank you. ❤️

      Like

  12. July 5, 2020 at 7:17 am

    A beautiful poem full of melancholy and remembrance. Very atmospheric. Just the kind of stuff that I like! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 5, 2020 at 7:45 am

      Aww, thank you so much for your lovely comment. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  13. July 6, 2020 at 7:12 am

    It’s very good as it is Lucy.

    Liked by 2 people

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