Afterlight

 

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The moon summons me

To its glistening aura

 

I’m left rapturously transfixed

By its mesmerizing effects

 

Blue and purplish hues of brilliance

Send shivers down my spine

 

Lost in an illumination of colors

Which transcends all reasonable thought

 

The frontier of this vast realm

Overwhelms and seduces me

 

Star clusters wink from afar

Knowing and whispering my name

 

Distant galaxies bewitch me

As cool breezes caress my skin

 

I’m left distracted and perplexed

My present surroundings blurred

 

This once tiny speck of a world

Now lost in a forgotten dream

 

The universe captures and possesses

My ever longing heart

 

I’m left euphorically flooded

With light and love

 

Eternal bliss reaches out to me

Then cradles my weary soul

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Photo credit:  http://www.imagenes-tiernas.net

My Poem Blog prompt – The moon summons me to its glistening aura….

post-milestone-500-2xAlso made it to my 500th post!

 

33 responses to “Afterlight

  1. Gorgeous Michelle! A beautiful way to begin my day! Have a very blessed Sunday!

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  2. Thank you so much Wendell… you just made my day! Hope you have a very blessed Sunday as well. 🙂

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  3. Michelle, I love the way you touch ones soul with your words! I wish I could write that way…the poem is so awesome I can honestly say I wish I thought of and wrote something as beautiful as this gem! Thanks for the smile!

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  4. Wendell, this is one of the nicest compliments I have ever received. Thank you so very much! 💛

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  5. Lovely words; and a lovely image to go with them. Thanks!

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  6. Thank you so much Paul. Have a happy Sunday!

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  7. Congratulations! Nice poem. 🙂

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  8. Thank you Yinglan. Hope you’re doing well. 😉

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  9. I am, thank you.

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  10. That’s good to hear! 😊

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  11. Beautiful!!! And congrats on 500!!!

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  12. You’re welcome, Michelle!

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  13. I second this, Michelle!:)

    How are you feeling today?

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  14. This was really very amazing! 👏 Totally mesmerized… 😊

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  15. Thanks Dustin…. I’m exhausted (only 3 hrs sleep) and moved furniture and organized my office today. Can’t move at the moment….. Lol….. I hate getting old.

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  16. Carl Webber

    What a stunning picture painted by your amazing word wizardry…….love this…..

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  17. Thanks Carl… Got up before everyone else this morning and wrote this before church. If I had gone back to sleep, I’m sure these words would have disappeared.

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  18. Carl Webber

    Sometimes that’s the best way……I get stuff come to me and I think I will remember it……but alas I never get the same words down….

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  19. Oh I can completely relate…. Usually I get wonderful ideas right before I drift off to sleep. Then in the morning, I can’t remember anything.

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  20. Carl Webber

    A guy in church today said that was the time when he felt god speaks to him……just a thought!!!

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  21. I think that’s true for me as well…. 😊

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  22. Carl Webber

    🙂

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  23. Elegant and tranquil. A lovely poem.
    And 500 posts! Wow.

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  24. Yup… 500 in 15 months… Thank you D.

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  25. Make that 17 months… Can’t count!

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  26. I think I’m at 300 in four years 🙂

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  27. 300 is so good with everything else you’ve been writing… I doubt I could do that if I were writing as many books as you. My personal goal for this year is to write one per day…. I lose focus if I miss a day.

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  28. I only do two a week and sometimes that feels overwhelming! Are you still plugging away on your book?

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  29. I completely understand…. and no… I haven’t since I’ve been painting my office. Need to though…. Just finished my office and heading for vacation soon. Won’t have time until the end of May.

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  30. Have a great vacation! More pictures 🙂

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  31. Thanks D… I will. 😊

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