The moon

In the evening
with my eyelashes
I kill all the events of the day
I choke perceptions and
reveries green
That could be real
Pending dream.

In the evening

with my fingers

I spin yarns

For your sweet bedlams…

“I’ll be looking at the moon,
but I’ll be seeing you.”
Michael Ondaatje


Art by Yajuro Takashima.

She is primarily a teacher of English. Also her mind is lured by goodies like finance, economics, interest rates, the stock market, as she has a hankering for how the money is made. Nevertheless she is a dreamer on a cloud...As dreams cost nothing... In ordinary days she is a word-weaver for everything and everything that breathes. In the best of days she just follows the seasons by means of bike, skis, or roller-skates. She is grateful to all colors of the world and to people who read, smile and drop a line here, or on her email. Contributing author at Sudden Denouement Literary Collective,,, My Trending Stories and Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.

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16 comments on “The moon
  1. yassy says:

    Beautiful 😘😊

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  2. Mischenko says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. grumpytyke says:

    Only last year I was introduced to Michael Ondaatje’s writing when a member of our writers’ club persuaded me to read The English Patient. A fascinating ‘different’ writer. I had seen the film, in fact I urged my Romanian students to go to see it to hear some ‘proper English’ from Ralph Fiennes. I wasn’t aware of this poem before but it immediately brought to mind one of my favourite singers of all time – BillIe Holiday; there are many covers of the song of which the final two lines are the title but hers is the one that gets to me. I wonder which Ondaattje was thinking of when he wrote this.

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      I was introduced to Michael Ondaatje in faculty when an enlightened professor played us the movie at a course of British culture and civilization. It was very unheard off, not to mention that everybody in the faculty attended that course. Indeed, in the “hands” of Ralph Fiennes, English becomes the most beautiful language in the world. The film is amazing but the book is, as you say, fascinatingly different. And he is my all time favorite writer.
      I guess he was thinking at something true, I think he is so exquisite because he is telling the truth in both extraordinary and ordinary wording. Another shattering book is Anil’s Ghost, based upon his life experience in Sri Lanka.

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      • grumpytyke says:

        Coincidentally I mention the friend who introduced me to Ondaatje, Emma, in a post I’ve written – Sunday – for posting later this evening. Now isn’t that odd? As I said to her at the time, one extraordinary thing about the book The English Patient is that there’s hardly a complete sentence in the first two or three chapters, but it seems exactly right. Emma graduated in English so I was happy when she agreed with me.

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  4. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. VishalDutia says:

    nice one … i loved going through your blog mam..


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