Restless Under the Moon

Restless Under the Moon

The night is liquid

It owns me

Flows through me

Drips unceasingly

From the empty sky

This empty space

Where my heart melts

Where the waters run

Where your face reflects


In this boundless sky

The seas of memory

Are restless

Under the moon

Like rivers

Flowing to the sea

From the gardens of heaven

Flying away

From the dark night

And the emptiness opens up

Between darkness and light

And heaven and earth

Through the windows of night

Creeps the sunlight

Birds cry in the wind

Flying across

The lavender field of morning

In the fading silence

I hear footsteps fall

In my heart alone

I dream of a smile

Perhaps a kiss

For all that was left

Unsaid or undone

Two butterflies rest

Under a blossoming tree

Under falling petals

And rain soaked skies

In my aching soul

Their beating wings

Echo on the breeze

Like the sighing

Of numberless blades of grass

In this brief moment

In this instant of longing

It is as if my love

Is a bird in the evening sky

In each breath of night

The clouds and mist swirl

With the twilight shadows

In my heart

And in the dark currents

Of endless night

All gates to my heart

Are open

© Ann Bagnall 2014.

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