when the moon arrived without you

when the moon arrived without you

A metaphor slowly wilts
like a red rose dying
in the sad reflections of a tinted vase

faded petals of unrecited verses
expired in a gentle whisper
as cold winds blew

tonight, a melancholy poem
exhaled its final breathe
when the moon arrived without you

I wanted to thank everyone for their support. I am struggling with my vision and I hope to be back soon to read your blogs and reply to comments on mine,

299 thoughts on “when the moon arrived without you

  1. You had me at the title – and then the first line transported me to poetic paradise! Oh this is truly enchanting poetry – more like a song – so beautiful, Drew!

    Hope you get well soon. Do take care! All the best wishes and warmest regards!

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  2. Ah Drew.
    Take your time.
    I live in Phoenix, South Africa.
    I too have those moments, except maybe not quite from the ashes.
    I know, you know, what I am talking about.
    Chin up. Rest up. I send a big, fat, warm hug.
    K

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  3. Beautiful words of melancholy, just another emotion to be savored in the colorful play of life, right? Wishing you well, dear Drew, just sent you a short email with healing wishes. Abrazo grande desde Andalucia amigo xox

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      1. You are welcome, ya sabes que viene de corazon:) Thank you for sharing your art with us! Sending you healing vibes for your vision. Independent from your vision, youΒ΄ll always remain a poetic visionary! Abrazo grande xo

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  4. Faded colours,
    blurred vision,
    A moon without stars,
    And the sky with limits.
    Is what my world becomes without you.
    πŸ™‚
    Your poems are so refreshing and soothing to read.
    It would be beautiful if it gets its voice.

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    1. This is one of the sweetest messages I ever received. Happy you appreciated my little poem.
      Thank you or your kind words of support and appreciation. I am flattered by your words.
      Thank you so much.

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      1. Awww I’m happy that you really liked my words. You are one of those poets, I wait for to read and comment on my blog 😍😍😍😍😍😍

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    1. Thank you Diane. I have had this problem since I took that long blogging break, but I was able to work around it when I lived in New York.
      Cabbed it everywhere I had to go. But here in Florida, I have to drive everywhere. So, it is a challenge.
      Thank you for your kind words.

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  5. Most impressive poem,dear dew!!so much melancholic touch.hey dew!!is the moon in happy mood sometimes after that why she arrives without any comapanion?why? Is it her fate?so much touched my heart by your painful poem,my dear friend!!

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  6. Lovely poem. I know what you mean about keeping up with blogs. I now only visit the blogs of people who comment on my blog. But, I see for you, that is still a lot of people. 😯 Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Reading your comment and smiling. It is still quite a few people. But I will try to better manage me blog reading time. I justed wanted to let people know that if you post several times a day, I won’t be able to read every post.

      Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words and understanding. It feels good to be understood. Thank you.

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  7. Sorry, I think I was reacting to the last post.
    This poem is very beautiful. That fact that you may not be able to write as many poems due to your vision, is not affecting your art. -Resa x

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    1. Thank you for your kind words LauraJ. It has been a problem for a few years now, but I used Uber everywhere I went whike
      living in New York. Here in Florida I have to drive. And that makes blog reading a challenge.

      As for the moon. I use her often. what can be more symbolic of love? Thank you for your beautiful words and support.
      I am truly grateful.

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      1. I’m considering getting some reading glasses soon. Because of my job as well as my blog and social media, I feel I’m forever staring at screens and by the end of the day, my eyes start to ache. That’s probably happening with a lot of people.
        Overall, are you enjoying Florida compared to NY?

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        1. My vision problems has forced me to take breaks during the day, especially on days I ahve to drive. The screens do serious damage to our eyes.
          I keep searching for ways to work around my blurred vision. Be careful with your eyes.

          Florida? I was meant to live here. Summer temp most of the year. Palm trees and beaches every where. Should have done this years ago.
          Thanks for asking.

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  8. If I repeat myself forgive my dotage; I shall try to visit Mondays…
    Do take care of yourself.
    Write as large as you need on paper or put the print to huge on your PC. πŸ™‚
    Just keep writing!

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  9. WordPress makes things difficult for those who do not speak computerese.
    The only blog I have open, (different from the actual link) is named Julse Pens So Gems I have not figured out how to make the icon go there instead of to one of my closed sites. Hope that helps. Thanks, Jules

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  10. Please get better soon. I hope you do something about this problem. You might even google some exercises for your eyes. Don’t push yourself too much. Most of us are having one problem or another, and visiting other blogs sometimes becomes a hard task. Take your time.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful and supportive words. I have to imrpove my blog reading routine. Make it more efficient and productive.
      Take regular reading breaks.
      Thankl you so much for your words. They are greatly appreciatede.

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  11. Hope your vision is returning and it’s nothing more than something reading glasses will take care of. Great poem too. It makes me think about turning from the night and waiting for the next moon…hoping.

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    1. Smiling. What gorgerous thoughts to share. Happy to inspire those thoughts. Thank you for your kind read and words.
      Happy this poem was to your liking.

      Vision is a problem doctors cannot fix. I have had thiis problem for four years now. The difference is I am living
      in Florida and I have to drive now. I am searching for ways to change my blog reading habits to help me through
      the process. Thank you for your kind wishes.

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful words and wishes. The blurred vision has been there for years, but now that I drive it is a much greater concern.
      Finding ways to work around it after a brief hiatus.
      Thank you for your lovely words of concern. It means so much.

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