Mood Indigo

It’s time once more for that most joyous of occasions – linking up and joining the discussions at the dVerse Poets Pub. This time I have a dreamy love poem inspired by Greek poet Kavafis (known as Cavafy). Don’t they say we should never talk about the moon in poetry, that it’s too commonplace? In celebration of World Poetry Day (which was yesterday), I will break such rules.

Thin sliver all that’s left of the moon
over Alexandria’s port tonight.
We map out each other’s body
on scented sheets in shuttered rooms
your heartbeat in my palm
then slink into the shadows
complicit in their deepening
to journey so far from our generous beginning.

33 thoughts on “Mood Indigo”

  1. This is wonderfully evocative, Marina Sofia. And you’ve conveyed the setting and feeling just beautifully!

  2. This is lovely!💖 I love how you depict passion and intimacy with the phrase “heartbeat in my palm.”😍

  3. I love what you have done with the imager here and how it wraps into the mood of the piece–beautiful write!

  4. I use the moon in my poems all the time, in fact am getting ready to post on in Real Toads. I live this passionate poem of yours. “Heartbeat in my hand…” perfect to describe the during of passikn.

  5. I love these lines:
    “complicit in their deepening
    to journey so far from our generous beginning.”
    Describing the beckoning of endless love. And that is why we write of the moon, that ever present reminder of that beckoning.

  6. such a heartfelt poem, so romantic. Who doesn’t talk about the moon? But you do it in a lovely, evocative way. Just beautiful. I would love to be in that shuttered room.

  7. Hmm, a deliciously sensational piece. What? To stop writing about the moon? Perhaps when she stops rising and setting, then I’ll think about it. Ha.

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