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Nimbus

Nimbus: luminous cloud; halo; encircling light

By Sonia Heidi UnruhPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
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Eleanor, our lunar moth, with crescent smile and book in hand,

Climbs up into my lap. I read to her, then once more with the silly voice.

"Lully!" she demands, bright face upturned. Swinging her into my arms, crooning and swaying,

I dance with her around the room, then set her in her little bed. Lights out. Nearly to the door---

Plaintive comes the cry: "Lully? More lully?" Sighing, I sink to her side.

Soft and slow I sing of soaring over fields as gentle darkness descends.

Eleanor's lashes flutter. The full moon crowns her with a nimbus brighter than any sun.

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About the Creator

Sonia Heidi Unruh

I love: my husband and children; all who claim me as family or friend; the first bite of chocolate; the last blue before sunset; solving puzzles; stroking cats; finding myself by writing; losing myself in reading; the Creator who is love.

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  • Patrick M. Ohana29 days ago

    Good luck in the Eclipse challenge : )

  • C. Rommial Butlerabout a month ago

    Well-wrought! The days when my own fell asleep before me are long past, but I recall that quiet feeling of joy upon seeing them sink into a peaceful sleep. Those moments, I could almost convince myself my own exhaustion was a reward, a feeling fo relief and accomplishment. Thanks for taking me back to that!

  • Very sweet poem for the Eclipse Acrostic. ‘ Eleanor's lashes flutter. The full moon crowns her with a nimbus brighter than any sun.’ Delightful.

  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    Brilliant Sonia 👏 This is a unique and original take on the eclipse concept, and I love how it’s so different, yet such a familiar story. “ Soft and slow I sing of soaring over fields as gentle darkness descends.”- wonderful imagery!

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    This is so gently elegant.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Gorgeous full of love for family!!! Loving it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Amanda Starks2 months ago

    Oh my goodness this just tugged at my heart strings!! I'm not a mother myself but I could feel your emotions through this piece of how precious this little girl is. Love the detail and diction used in the poem. Amazing!!

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    This is such a beautiful piece. Well done.

  • I love your beautiful unique take on the eclipse challenge.

  • Suze Kay2 months ago

    Oh this is so soft and loving. Just beautiful.

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