i hope you gaze upon the moon tonight.

July 16, 2011

I hope you gaze upon the moon tonight,
so our worlds may briefly be the same,
regardless of how far away,
or the distance,
between the beds we sleep,
and the feelings we hold.
Many nights I’ve dreamt of a life,
closer to you,
wishing upon its procession of stars,
each one a memory to be had together.
So much looked forward to.
Now all I wish,
is for you to look up this night,
if for a passing while,
even the most fleeting pause,
so we may have this,
this one, last moment to be shared.

7.16.2011

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29 Responses to “i hope you gaze upon the moon tonight.”

  1. I’ve been thinking about this idea for the last couple weeks and have not tried to put it into words. I love how you did. Beautiful.

  2. booguloo said

    Requited love? Toughest love.

  3. j said

    heartbreak infuse in us some form of hope…like your poem conveys…just one more gaze in the act of “together” although separated by chasm. your poem radiates emotions, and made me ponder my own.

    • Fountains said

      I’m pleased that it did. You’re very insightful with my poems and seem to understand them so well. I felt this poem more than any other I have written in a while. Think it came from a deep place.

      • j said

        i guess i read myself in them, im a geek when it comes to interpretation, and they resonate with my own experiences as well i guess. When a poem invites a reader to inhibit the narrative the writer conveys, the emotions the reader has hidden soon submerges in the prose and images of what is read. The moon here is a blooming full moon. So this poem resonates in my emotions and also the coincidence that there is a full moon. Ah, heart-breaks we don’t heal from them too soon. Sorry this one is a long one.

  4. Fountains said

    No matter how long, I enjoy the input, especially input as thoughtful as yours. I think all writers like to hear how others have related to the emotions they’ve expressed. It takes some of the lonely out of it when it’s sad and doubles the joy when it isn’t.Though, it wasn’t quite a coincidence this was written on a full moon. 😉

  5. Jingle said

    moonlight gives one beautiful feel.

    lovely sentiments, well done.

  6. Love the imagery and your way with words. This poem easily makes me a lunatic, and I am grateful for its light.

  7. Andy said

    A poem filled with emotions of longing.
    I love the opening lines.

    Nicely done!

    Mine’s here:
    http://mypoetcharm.blogspot.com/2011/07/loves-great-precision.html

  8. kez said

    this is so sweet and something I’m sure most people have done and felt …well written thank you

  9. Wonderful poem, i enjoyed reading it very much. My 9 year old granddaughter and I made a promise a few years ago to look at the moon and think of each other, we still do it 🙂 very comforting.

  10. A subject expounded upon by many a poet and writer. Nicely done!

  11. J Sirrah said

    Well done 🙂
    Always a treat to read you

  12. Really beautiful writing =)

  13. […] merely borrowing ideas from another poet, who wrote her beautiful depiction of it entitled “i hope you gaze upon the moon tonight” and from a song which a friend who was listening to entitled “talking to the […]

  14. very beautiful poem of longing! great read

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