Moonlight Silver to Autumn Gold
Amidst the ebb and flow of tides,
listen to silence
deafening to the restless
crabs that crawl
from shell to shell
upon the amber sands —
Look up to the strands
above the darkened,
serried pines of cryptic
Ride the chariot
of the hours,
watch the silver countries
turn to Autumn gold
in the warmth of the morning
by D. G. V. © 2012
***Photography by D. G. Vachal © 2012
So so beautiful! Your poetry is breathtaking. You paint such beautiful portraits with your words.
Thank you so much, Janet. It’s wonderful to know your thoughts on this poem! Best wishes, Dee
lovely :), it’s very good to see you return, you were missed … Sunday Blessings! 🙂
Hi Carina, I have been quite occupied with other things. It’s good to be back. Thank you so much and Sunday Blessings to you, too! 🙂 Dee
This flows from a poetic heart and visionary mind. Many thanks!!!
I appreciate your thoughts and comment, Shelley! Thank you so much! Dee
Love your poetry! Beautiful!
I am so glad you like this poem, Terrie! Blessings! Dee
beautiful! thank you!
My heartfelt thanks, Linda, I am thrilled the poem spoke to you. Best wishes, Dee
Lovely call to listen…
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you, Wendy! I love the silence, for it holds a multitude of beautiful thoughts. Blessings! Dee
Beautiful poem, Dee
Thank you as always, Lester. Blessings! Dee
So beautiful, Dee – love the strands of moonlight. Read and reread today – wonderful Sunday poem. K
I’m delighted that the poem was part of your Sunday respite, Kathleen! Thank you so much for reading, and re-reading! 🙂 Dee
Stunning word pictures! Beautiful!
Thank you for your uplifting comment, Susan!
Dee, beautiful work the language and vision your words invoke – have you been to where you speak? Ribbons of moonlight, the shift from crabs shell to shell – but then the pines – I’m moving from a sea shore to my own northern woods. And then the chariot of hours – I’m plunged back to my studies of women, their history, the book of hours that were often commissioned for wealthy women – and ultimate gift from one to the other – or are we talking more of a female version of of a chariot ride in the night – the moon, attributted to women, rather than the sun a calmness rather than the disasterous ride of…was it Apollo? – or am I thinking too much? 🙂
Hi Sandra, no you are not thinking too much! I love the way you apply laser beam focus on the different images of this poem — I appreciate your fresh and delightful reflections. Yes I have been to the places I speak of, to some, wherein I was totally immersed, and other places in passing, until the memory of the place recreated itself in a more compelling way. This poem certainly puts on a unique life of its own as you read it. When I wrote this piece, the chariot to my mind was “gender-free”, a vehicle for transcending the mundane and restless affairs of the world, a calmness wrought by silence, in the knowing that the passing of the nighttime hours always brings daylight, in the very midst of the passing of the seasons. Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts on this poem, Sandra! 🙂
Absolutely beautiful, Dee. I read these lines and am reminded of the wonderous gift of breath! I am in awe, and blessed by your understanding. ~ Love always, Bobbie
Dear Bobbie, yes, I am of the same mind and heart as you, that it is a blessed privilege to be alive, to feel and to know at the same time, to partake of the miracles that embrace us at every moment of our breathing. Thank you so much for your kindness and your friendship. Love, Dee
Beautiful poem, artistry at its finest!
Thank you so much for your inspiring comment, John. I am deeply humbled. ~ Dee
wonderful connection in your eloquent style ~ Blessings friend ~ Deborah
Thank you for your kind words, dear friend. Blessings to you! Dee
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God bless you!!!!
Thank you so much for this wonderful tag and for considering me for the blogathon. God bless you!!!
You are most welcome and God bless you!
Thank you so much for your heartwarming comment, and for your lovely visit.