Sunday, September 22, 2013

Radiant Light

 
The Moth and the Lamp, Cesar Santos 







lone moth
seeking her mate
flying on wings of night
fluttering delicate shadows
she sighs

bright light
riding moonbeams
leaving soft scented trails
loving art of subtle allure
she waits

fragile
tendrils of love
consumed burning desire
surrendering herself for light
she clings

posted for the Mag 187
form series of Cinquains
sharing with Poets United

32 comments:

  1. nice hit playing up the desire that for the moth becomes deadly....if they pursue it but then again how could they not...

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    1. Hi Brian,

      I just let the picture speak such a fragile moth clinging to light..hope you are enjoying your weekend..

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  2. Love the flight, the light, and the journey in search of love. Beautiful, kiddo!

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      Thanks for visiting..always a pleasure to read your words.

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  3. Beautiful dreamy yet fatal end - poor moth meating her destiny

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    1. Bjorn - Thanks for the visit..but, was it her destiny or her desire..

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  4. Lovely cinquains ~ Tragic ending for the moth ~

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  5. Magical riding moonbeams but oh so tragic destiny.

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    1. You have to love riding moonbeams..

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  6. Beautifully penned. I picture this lone moth looking for its mate, seeking the light, and being consumed by it. A tragic fate, but perhaps the moth died happy in search of love.

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    1. Mary,

      Thank you for your kind words..perhaps she did enjoy her journey to the bittersweet end..

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  7. Oh and end the moth wanted
    As the light surely haunted
    Fueled by desire
    Right into the fire
    Rather find the desire
    And use that to light a fire haha

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    1. Hi Pat,

      A sad twist at the end
      clinging to the light
      never wanting to let go
      of the moonbeams..

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  8. A beautiful heart felt desire of the moth....

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  9. Cruel for a nocturnal creature vying for her endearing mate but met with disaster alone and uncared for. Can relate such episodes to many unhappy situations where two people are frustrated in their quests. Nicely Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. Good Morning Hank,

      Thanks for visiting I agree a cruel fate as she desired that one love but still clung to the light.

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  10. Such a delicate being you have midwifed into existence....

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    1. Thank you for the beautiful comment.

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  11. lovely imagery and a tragic ending. Well done!

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    1. Thank you Kathe..so nice of you to visit..

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  12. Sun and shower, wind and rain
    In and out the window, like a moth before a flame.
    I'm enjoying your beautiful cinquain !!

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    1. Thank you so much and I enjoyed your little poem..smiling..

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    1. thank you for visiting and the generous comment...

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