Courting the Moon

22 Feb

South star, courting the crescent moon,

Stark and stately, shines above the north wind.

Pine’s dancing branches float off the evergreens;

Shedding their fine pointed falling leaves.


The swaying trees, in the light of love,

drop their seeds, sending pine cones empty;

Rolling silently in the sliver of night,

To become spring’s witness


When full moon is bright.


Posted by on February 22, 2015 in Love, New light/New life, Poetry


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28 responses to “Courting the Moon

  1. vandana

    March 16, 2015 at 12:27 am

    sweet and gentle………


  2. Mary

    March 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    This is a magical write, ZQ.


  3. Poppy

    February 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    To become spring’s witness
    When full moon is bright.

    A secret love affair exposed! Thanks for sharing.



  4. totomai

    February 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    i like that it feels like a cycle while eagerly waiting for spring to come


  5. Loredana Donovan

    February 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Courting the moon by the stars sounds like a romantic way to spend a cold winter night! 🙂


  6. glmeisner

    February 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Very visual, great poem.


  7. Torie

    February 23, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I love the gentleness in this, ZQ. Finding the true beauty and magic in nature is quite something 🙂


  8. Mama Zen

    February 23, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Ah, this is beautiful!


  9. humbird

    February 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

    ‘Pine’s dancing branches float off the evergreens;’ ~ love the expression. ‘float off’ – one of the exercises for beginners piano students, when we work at their wrists… I see your expression very whimsically….nice nature adventure with bright moon…who knows what happens after…. 🙂 ~ Thanks for kind words at my blog, ZQ


  10. wolfsrosebud

    February 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

    hopefully by our next full moon… spring will be nearer… a gentle write


  11. Life With Horace

    February 23, 2015 at 8:30 am

    First and last — perfect title, and “to become spring’s witness” moves our thoughts ahead.


  12. jae rose

    February 23, 2015 at 8:08 am

    The world knows what to do – even if we don’t!


  13. dsnake1

    February 23, 2015 at 7:47 am

    elegant poem, my friend. there’s a calmness in those words.


  14. dani

    February 23, 2015 at 3:43 am

    this is truly lovely!


  15. Rall

    February 23, 2015 at 2:02 am

    The bright full moon is responsible for all manner of happenings…your poem matches my new blog pic:)


  16. Sumana Roy

    February 22, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    “The swaying trees, in the light of love, / drop their seeds, sending pine cones empty;”…aww…conspiring to regenerate…grand imagery ZQ…sweet…


  17. Grace

    February 22, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Lovely share ZQ ~


  18. Chris

    February 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Sweet imagery good sir!


  19. Gillena Cox

    February 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    a lovely write; thanks for linking in to my Sunday Lime

    much love…


  20. Donna@Living From Happiness

    February 22, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I saw that moon with the bright star/planet…it was stunning and I love how you described it here.


  21. malia craig

    February 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    the title tickles.
    what gentle touches.


  22. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    February 22, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    The image of the trees are like sentinels to the moon. wonderful descriptions ZQ


  23. Mary

    February 22, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Lovely descriptions, ZQ.


  24. brian miller

    February 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    it was so cool seeing such a bright star by the moon the other night eh?
    already spring is growing under the surface…


  25. Gabriella

    February 22, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Beautiful and serene words. We are ready for spring indeed.


  26. The Course of Our Seasons

    February 22, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    a quiet and gentle poem by moonlight – loved the gentle swaying of the verses – lovely


  27. Jennifer Wagner

    February 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    This is lovely, ZQ…what a wonderful nature piece.


  28. Sherry Blue Sky

    February 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Such beautiful and gentle writing. I love every word! And adore the title! Courting the moon – perfect!



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