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Friday, 21 September 2018

My friend -the moon (Sunshine and Wildflowers)

my friend- the moon


A part of me is broken beyond repair
I don't recognize this brokenness
Gazing at me with a grimace
From the other side of the mirror.

I wait for my friend-the moon
Camouflaged by the dark clouds;
I long to unmask my heart today
And sing my sorrow-song to her. 

Living amid the darkness
With a new face each night,
Only the moon can hear me
And be the blotting paper to my pain. 

The moon appeared with a balm for my scars
She said, "Dear girl, life is a perennial journey
From fullness to brokenness to emptiness;
In order to start anew
Embrace thy emptiness
Without getting stuck in 
The desert of brokenness
And one beautiful day, 
You will be shining like the full moon
Opulent, graceful, and resilient." 


This poem is about a girl's friendship with the moon. I believe if we can befriend nature, we can discover a mine of treasure and wisdom within us. At times of despair, gazing at a sunset or moon can provide more solace than talking to someone. 
Although Sunshine and Wildflowers is a blog series of short stories on women, I thought of also using poetry as a tool for story-telling. 
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69 comments:

  1. Should we befriend nature, we would live a richer life.

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  2. Hey Purba , In Marathi , we do have this tradition of calling the moon as CHandarani , meaning a favorite, royal friend , with whom we can share all our secrets. Glad to read your poem on that childhood scenario. #MyFriendAlexa #SujatawdeReads

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  3. A very beautiful Poem with a nice concept of friendship with Nature :)

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  4. Wow!! Very beautifully narrated :)

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  5. Loved it #Viddhreads #MyfriendAlexa

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  6. Such a lovely lovely poem Purba. Storytelling through the art of poetry is truly magically. I agree if we can make friendship with the beauty and bounty of nature we are an elevated soul and we nurturing our senses with unbound joy and bliss. Moon has its own personality though it get its shine from someone else. The brightness in the backdrop of contrasting darkness unfolds a mythical environment for us to explore and engage in a whole new world.

    The relationship is not just between living creatures but the relationship we as human being associate with nonliving things makes life so beautiful. There is life everywhere, it is just that we don't know how to communicate and associate with some living and most non living thing. Just take a case of pet animals and there is not the conventional language in play but the love of caring and sharing makes it simply a wonderful relationship.
    Great to land here and enjoyed reading your lovely thoughts.
    :D

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  7. Lovely poem and reflection of thoughts.
    #MyFriendAlexa #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

    Please do visit www.manasmukul.wordpress.com My blog also resonates with your tag line :)

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  8. "At times of despair, gazing at a sunset or moon can provide more solace than talking to someone."- Couldn't agree more. The poem is so poignant. You're much talented.

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  9. Very nice poem, yes we can get life lessons from moon, that starts anew after dark nights and again with his brightness, makes the whole world shin. Yes we have to embrace our emptiness and rise again from time to time.

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  10. What a beautiful poem this is Purba! This love for moon is so palpable in these lines.

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  11. To make friends with Nature is the simple — yet transformative — idea that if we treat the natural world as we would like to be treated, like a friend, then it will treat us kindly in return.

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  12. Beautifully penned. "In order to start anew, Embrace thy emptiness" how true is this

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  13. That was indeed a beautiful poem. When the heart is burdened with despair nature in the form of a gentle breeze, a beautiful flower or the sight of the deep sea can provide immense relief...

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  14. That's beautiful and its true sometimes talking to nature is better than talking to a person. Loved it.

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  15. This is beautiful, Purba. Liked the relationship of the girl and the moon.
    Enjoyed the imagery.

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  16. Have always loved your poetry. This one's equally beautiful.

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  17. Moon as the blotting paper for the pain and the sole audience for the deluge of emotions is a great perspective! Agree you that going closer to nature, one finds solution to every challenge in life.
    Great poem.

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  18. A lovely presentation of befriending nature. And, a great thought actually. Nature would be silent friend, always there for you and never judging.

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  19. I was itching to read you Purba and I am glad I am here dear. I just loved these lines :
    A part of me is broken beyond repair
    I don't recognize this brokenness
    Gazing at me with a grimace
    From the other side of the mirror.

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  20. A friend 'Moon' who shares all the sorrows....beautiful lines!

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

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  21. I find solace in the sky or the sunset. It's my way of getting in touch with nature!

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  22. If we ponder, nature has a lot to teach us. The full moon to the waning one is so beautifully expressed through the words "In order to start anew, embrace the emptiness." It speaks of hope and a feeling of fulfilment after acceptance.That's deep. A well penned poetry! I loved it!

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  23. So well put. There is no pain that nature cannot Heal provided you give your everything to nature :)

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  24. Lovely poem and lovely presentation. The moon is my favourite, and hence my social handle is @StunningMoon. :)

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  25. Very beautiful message given in a beautiful poem ..

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  26. //Blotting paper to my pain//
    This line stayed with me for a long time.
    A poem with a beautiful message! :)

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  27. I've always wanted to spend me time in nature's vicinity and I'm blessed to be in heaven this moment πŸ€—beaches and greenery all around in Sindhudurg near Goa. I could correlate with this poem πŸ€—πŸ‘Œ
    #MyFriendAlexa #vigorousreads

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  28. I think moon has relationship with anyone who has been in love. It’s a great poem

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  29. Moon governs our emotions according to Vedic astrology. It can indeed act as the blotting paper and remove all stains of pain and be a balm to an aching heart. Beautifully written, Purba!

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  30. Wow this is so emotional. Loved the poem.. U r very talented

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  31. Moon has been always in our life in different ways. Lovely poem Purba.

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  32. Moon as blotting paper of pain; this line is going to stay with me.

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  33. Such an emotional one! I felt as if I shared a part of me with the moon! I wondered how long it has been since I gazed at one lying in the terrace!! Resonates well!

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  34. Such beautiful thoughts. Story-telling in form of poem is skill. Very well written.

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  35. What a beautifully worded poem. The relation between humans and nature is eternal. The more you are closer to nature, the more you are at peace with yourself

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  36. Love the blotting paper line.

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  37. This "I long to unmask my heart today
    And sing my sorrow-song to her. " got me glued I read and re-read because I loved how you conveyed emotions, friendship with moon and presentation.

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  38. Lovely poem.
    #sindhureads #myfriendalexa

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  39. Yes, there is nothing better than befriending nature... The moon, especially has a thing to it which helps us to share our deepest secrets with her! Beautiful poem...

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  40. Wow that's beautiful poem..loved it

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  41. Lovely creation. You have a way with words which strike the inner chords of the soul. Keep it up. #readbypreetispanorama for #MyFriendAlexa

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  42. Beautiful way of story telling through poetry Purba. We can learn a lot from nature. Sun, mooon, birds, are all very inspiring. Moon comes back from darkness, shines brightly and spreads light everywhere.

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  43. Beautiful this. And yes nature has a wonderful way of calming the nerves. That's the effect staring at the sea has on me.

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  44. Amazing and beautiful post. Beautifully expressed the thoughts.

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  45. As a child, I remember staring at the moon for long hours. My mum used to say that my Prince Charming would come from behind the moon. A day came when I started speaking to the moon. Your poem brought back some fond memories. Thank you for writing this one. #MyFriendAlexa #MayuraReads

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  46. We are our best self when with Nature. It inspires like No one. Good Post.
    #mannreads
    http://www.orientalafterglow.com

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  47. Magical poem which connects the reader to nature. Very beautiful. πŸ™‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

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  48. During all my hostel life, the moon was my companion. In my sorrow, my joy, my helplessness, the moon was my first confidaco. Loved reading your poem. It's so true!

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  49. Thats a lovely poem. I can relate to many parts in it. Deep and meaningful.

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  50. This is so beautifully written. :)

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  51. Such a beautiful post and loved how wonderfully thoughts are expressed.

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  52. Beautiful lines! Moon is always companion of many...forever!

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  53. Poem is beautiful. I agree that sometimes connecting to nature inspires us and it can be our friend too.

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  54. A beautiful poem. Nature is the biggest treasure.

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  55. Beautiful poem on Sunday just made my day ty for such a nature inspiring poem

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  56. beautiful poetry. moon witnesses lods of beautiful memories

    #myfriendalexa #poseinstylereads

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  57. Youre so talented. This poem touched me

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  58. It is so true that when we sit in company of nature we forget everything around us. it heals our pains. Very well written

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  59. These are some lovely lines. Nature is inspiring and healing!

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  60. Beautifully written...For me the waves at the beach seems to be the most soothing part of the nature..

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  61. And The moon says me with a whisper
    It's beautiful to live with the scars
    As they are the testimony
    that you posses a tender heart.....

    LOVEDDD YOUR POEM Purba...tooo good ...SUPERB!!!

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  62. So beautifully you have written this poem, nature always inspire us

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  63. Such a lovely Poem Purba. Loved reading it!

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  64. Lovely poem.i completely relate to your opinion as being an inteovert i often find it easier to be on my own in times of blues than talking to people

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  65. It's beautiful!!! I will read this to my daughter too. #surreads #myfriendalexa #blogchatter
    Cheers
    Surbhi from www.prettymummasays.com

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  66. Wow you had done magic with words. loved this poem. #surbhireads

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