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Hands Before Luna

Nature and its beauty never fails to surprise me

By Rachel DeemingPublished 29 days ago 1 min read
Hands Before Luna
Photo by mohammad reza razmpour on Unsplash

A white circle in a navy grey sky,

Dimpled and cheek-boned.

It is a beacon tonight,

A clarifier

Complimenting the dark,

Highlighting the dusky figures with silvery film.

The moon is not alone;

Clouds form and reform,

Dancing with veils

With Luna at its centre.

They reach and retreat

Until they clasp each other

Like hands held, holding fast

Gripping tightly across

The smiling face of the moon.


I was coming back from somewhere late at night (WWE - see below for link) when the moon was suddenly apparent behind some buildings after being hidden for some time. The clouds were moving but not quickly and they were long, like arms, leaving the moon and then covering the moon, by turns, until two clouds met and the seam of their connection looked like a handshake.

It deserved a poem, this moment.

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Rachel Deeming

Mum, blogger, crafter, reviewer, writer, traveller: I love to write and I am not limited by form. Here, you will find stories, articles, opinion pieces, poems, all of which reflect me: who I am, what I love, what I feel, how I view things.

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  • Novel Allen20 days ago

    For some unknown reason, my gentle mother loved to watch WWE. I never understood it. So I totally get your poem. Moons make for poetry.

  • Donna Fox (HKB)27 days ago

    This was so beautiful! I love when things like this just fall into our laps as writers! You did a beautiful job capturing the moment! 😊

  • Hannah Moore28 days ago

    I love those moments - the ones that deserve a poem. And what a lovely poem.

  • Grz Colm28 days ago

    These are the best little moments aren’t they! And the moon and WWE ! Who would have thought! 😁 Excellent work Rachel. ☺️👍

  • J. Delaney-Howe29 days ago

    Beautiful imagery!

  • Stunning! Loved it all x But this line "Dimpled and cheek-boned." Wow! 🤍

  • Beautiful poem!!!

  • Dimpled and cheek boned. That was very brilliant! I'm so glad that handshake inspired this poem! I loved it!

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