a girl named eclipse

Something a little different…..

a girl named eclipse

a poet born
between a nightmare and soliloquy
surfacing from the deep
to write poetry from beyond
the penumbra of her heart
where loneliness pulsates in tones
echoes of the forsaken
serving as hallowed church bells
chiming the sad truth
not all of us are meant to be loved
like this child of the shadows
a girl named eclipse

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463 thoughts on “a girl named eclipse

  1. Reminds me of myself… i always believed i am that eclipse, not meant to be loved.. until now, being single mom, ( the reason i am single mom) are my two precious daughters. They love me. And for them i am still strong and patient. I may not be loved by anyone- but with my two daughters love…. its enough for me to live on……

    Beautiful peace lonely author… as always, the words in ur poems touches the soul. πŸ˜‰πŸ₯°

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    1. Taslima, I am so grateful and touched by your wonderful and generous words. Your beautiful appreciation of my poem made my starry night more magical. And I am grateful for that. Thank you.

      You are not like this girl eclipse. You are young and beautiful. You have two daughters who love you very much. To me it sounds like there is plenty of love in your life. Thst other kind of love will eventually come when you least expect it.

      Stay strong and patient. Life has a wonderful way of surprising us.

      You are very sweet with your praise. Tgank you my dear friend. You touched my heart.

      πŸ₯°

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      1. You are very welcome. Appreciate your kind words. Yes i dont feel alone anymore, dont feel unloved anymore. With the roller coaster of life, i am blessed that i am loved plenty by my kids. Even if the other love never comes in my life? It wont be too bad, i wont be too distressed, because i have plenty to smile for.
        They always make me laugh, always brightens my day.
        AND that gives me hope. πŸ™‚
        I always read your writings. If not one way, theres something that always gives me nudge inside. πŸ™‚

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        1. Your words have me blushing
          You are so sweet and kind. Touched that my poetry means something to you. Sigh. That is music to my ears.

          You are going to remember one day in the future. Love is going to come your way. And you will remember me.

          Until then, love those girls until it hurts. Give them everything you can, and when you think you have run out of all the love in your heart, give them more.❀

          If it were up to me. I would have had one son, and a house full of little girls. But that is just me.

          Thank you for sharing your thoughts and story. I am grateful and I feel honored you trusted me.

          May love come your way soon.
          🌹🌹🌹🌹

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          1. Ur like my dad. He loves girls. We are five sisters. my older sister has two girls and i have two girls.

            I love girls alot… i rather have more girls then boys.

            Anyways… thanks for all the good wishes.

            Praying for ur good health. I am muslim and right now is ramadan. The month long fasting. Its a very holy month. I will always keep u in my thoughts and prayers. It is believed that a fasting persons pray is always taken into consediration. πŸ˜‰

            Always smile and keep loving.
            Looking forward to more of ur writingπŸ₯°

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                  1. a smile with every words i read of yours, how can i not promise?! 😜

                    I will take care of myself and my girls
                    Thank you….

                    I hope you promise to take care of urself as well πŸ™‚
                    Stay safe and well πŸ˜‰

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              1. Thank you so much. I always try to pray for peoples wellbeing.

                Drew is a wonderful person.
                Knowing what happened with him, i always pray he gets well soon.

                Thank you for your wonderful wish….
                may all the good be in ur favorπŸ™‚

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    1. Katy, thank you for uour beautiful appreciation. So grateful for your kind words. Thank you.

      I had a crazy weekend. I will be by your blog tomorrow and I believe I have other comments of yours to respond to. Thanks for your patient.

      You are an angel.

      Please take good care of yourself.
      And thank you. You made this a good night.

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      1. My pleasure and absolutely NO WORRIES at all on when/if You make it by!!! I even ducked out of blogging for many months as I felt sooo guilty/stressed out about taking so long to view other people’s blogs. I couldn’t keep up and it became a race against the clock and an overwhelming chore that I felt I never did correctly. When I came back I promised myself I’d take my time looking at people’s blogs and that whatever pace I managed was perfect. It’s been A LOT more fun this go round. Once in a while I stress out at how far behind I feel but I just remind myself everything is fine. And You know, I think most people are truly ok with whatever flow anyone at any given time is going through! You’ve got a lot on Your plate and about a gazillion followers…so truly know I’m totally ok with any pace at all!!! Sending big hugs and wishes for a week filled with smiles and a quality of ease! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜Š

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  2. The sadness of this chimes throughout the poem… long, mournful sounds, expressed through the beauty of your words.

    β€œnot all of us are meant to be loved
, like this child of the shadows
, a girl named eclipse”

    Gosh, this is very moving… haunting. That moment such a feeling of ultimate aloneness. But, i like to think that her moment to be loved will arrive, and when it does it will be in the most spectacular way, like a long awaited and adored eclipse. By someone who was watching for her, waiting for her. And maybe at that point she will step out of the shadows, and her nightmares will become dreams of love and her soliloquy a duet. Her poetry as beautiful as ever. How’s that for being a hopeless romantic? Never give up on love, beautiful eclipse.
    ❀️

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    1. Smiling

      Eclipse will have her moment. I a surprised you didn’t call me (the hopeless romantic) out. Down deep inside,
      I do believe everyone is meant to be loved. Even Eclipse.

      Your words really make me happy. Perhaps, someone is watching her. A very lovely thought. Not surprised it came
      from you.
      Rachel, I adore the way you read me. Always feel special after reading your comments.
      Thank you.
      Always grateful for YOU.

      ❀️

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    2. No any girl for named eclipse!!dear Rachel.this poem is depression of dear dew because of his iΔΊlness.every child is blessed,my dear!!this poem may be most influencing with melancholic touch but when i read this,i feel as some mirror inside me has brokenπŸ’” perhaps drew’s style of writing the poem is blooming continuously in positive way and negative way.this poem is only one unique master piece to hurt anyone.oh my God!!that poor girl.Are you think so?

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        1. My dear Rachel!!that poem is the unique and masterpiece of drew.i love this so much.specially penumbra…..is wonderfully used by drew in the poem.here,in India,Eclipse is symbol of dirtyness.

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        2. Oh my dear!! Dirtyness word is my typing error.i want to say that here in India,Eclipse is most bad time.at that day,here,nobody can eat,come out at the room,try to eclipse over all things etc.wonderful.😁and i have liked drew’s poem “a girl named eclipse”what amazing thing to enjoy the heart.drew,really a unique poet for me may be for all.yeah,eclipse will be loved too,my dear Rachel.xoxoxo

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  3. Most beautiful and unique type poem.yeah .that girl named eclipse forever.so much melancholic touch in the poem.i have get to name eclipse.image are most beautiful.hey dew!! I am most worried about your flight.you should go soon at USA. After then that eclipse will end.i want only full glowing and smiling moon in your heart,my dear dew!!🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

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    1. You like the image? Isn’t it perfect for this poem? I liked it very much.

      I am going to the USA on Friday. There will be no more delays.
      My own eclipse will end. Finally.
      That makes me smile.

      Thank you for your beautiful words and wishes. Always treasured my dear friend.

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                  1. Words for consolation in silent moods are enough to me;
                    Words for blessing you in silent mode for you are enough to you.
                    Right or wrong,left it on God’s mercy;
                    We all are only human depended on our mercy.🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌹

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                  2. Any post on Thursday,hey my dear dew!!should we wait?perhaps happy journey and take you best care.stay safe.bless you with my soulπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒΉ

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    1. Penumbra – almost in shadow.

      For me the poetic meaning being a heart in shadow (unloved) but wanting to be loved.

      Thank youy for taking the time out to read and leave your beautiful imprint on my poem
      I am grateful for your kindness and support.
      Thank you so much.

      Be safe.

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  4. To be truthful I had to look up penumbra. Then, when I read it again, it really brought the whole thing together. As I ‘felt’ the words in her shadows, it just…felt so real. Ach. I can’t say what I mean. Hence the struggle of one who loves words….we continue to write because our words chase the feelings. But this is lovely TLAB.

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    1. Smiling. You aren’t the only one who had to look up penumbra.
      The only reason I know the word is I was an astronomy geek as a kid.

      Laughing. It means almost shadow. Which for me in this poem meant
      almost shadow (unloved) but needing to be loved.

      Thank you for always leavuing your thoughtful imprint here.
      It is always treasured and adored.

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      1. You give me such validation TLAB. Thank you. I love learning new words. I’m not great at retaining words I don’t use often/familiar with which makes them new all over again. But here, it really did make the words feel right.

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  5. My Lonely Author…

    my gosh..this was a work of HEART

    You tapped into something special here..and gave us a gift from your poetic soul

    This touched me so deeply, more than I can express.
    It felt so unbelievably tender and personal

    You’re my favourite…EVERYTHING

    always yours,

    Fiery
    πŸ”₯πŸ’•

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    1. Fiery,

      Smiling as I read this beautiful comment. Your appreciation always touches my soul. A work of heart. Very original.

      Grateful for your appreciation and words. Thank you so much for your kindness and undying support.

      You are a treasure Sweetie.
      Missing you so much.

      Lonely Author
      ❀️

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  6. Good Morning Drew.
    My heart stopped when I read this poem. It is a masterpiece. It is breathtaking. You express pain in the most masterful way. I read and I hurt. I re-read and I hurt again. The praise that this poem deserves is hard to describe. There are no words.
    You win as an artist when your audience feels your work. Wow. I am sinking in your pain or her pain; the pain of the eclipse girl. I don’t know whose pain it is and honestly it does not matter because this is an work of art. What is matters is that it touches everyone’s heart.
    Unbelievable piece written by an unbelievable poet.
    May you be blessed. May love come your way every day.
    Yours
    G.

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    1. Good morning G,

      You have overwhelmed me with your generous praise. So touched and almost speechless. Last night, I was scratching my head trygn to decide which poem to post, and I just hit publish on this one.
      Now, I am so happy that I did.

      Your are so sweet and kind. Really glowing right now. If I keep this up I will give the palm tree a suntan.

      Thank you for your beautiful words.
      So so grateful.

      Thank you. Be well,
      Stay safe.
      Stay inspiring.

      Drew

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      1. My pleasure Drew.
        Always.
        It’s magnificent. That which stays with the reader becomes the victory of the artist. I made this up now and I believe in it. This poem settled in my soul and it does not want to leave. It’s on my desk too. It does not let me do other things. WOW. What a piece.
        Be safe. Be well. Be loved.
        Yours
        G.

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      1. Okay ,my dear friend but take care of your health.i was anxious when you told me about the pain in your chest.after given all reply on all comments,then reply me.perhaps in your poem-that girl is cursed by eclipse.here in India,eclipse word is symbol of bad event to happen.i think-that is me.what do you think about my opinion?my dear!!but poem is so much admirable with having so much pain that i have read it many times and feel my heart most tearful.how you can catch so much soft and finensse of all type emotions.most elegant and delicate poem,my dear!! Oh all words are so much touching my heart.🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

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  7. “chiming the sad truth
    not all of us are meant to be loved”
    That’s the saddest line I’ve read in a long time. So devastatingly powerful.
    Well done, but I’m going to cry. 😦
    ❀

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  8. “Not all of us are meant to be loved”…what a haunting and hurting line, Andrew. I hope and pray there is no one like this girl eclipse!
    BUT, what a unique and exquisite verse! Its loveliness lies in the way you have phrased it. Take a bow, Mr. Not So Lonely Author! ❀️

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  9. Really perfect in many ways, Lonely! This piece is a vivid image, and you bring it all home in the end. I love that!
    Hope you are doing well! Your poetry is a rich harvest, since you took up under that palm tree.
    Just to let you know, as per your prescription, I have been working a lot more on my new Art Gown. I’m going to set the tail, next, but there is still sew ( πŸ˜€ ) much to do!
    πŸ’œ

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  10. Lovely poetry Drew. I’d like to talk to your eclipse girl and convince her that we are all meant to be loved, each in the special way we deserve. I do believe that each and every one of us has that special someone out there and it is just a question of the opportune moment.

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  11. “the penumbra of her heart
    where loneliness pulsates in tones”
    Your words touch upon on the senses…i paused upon that word penumbra… Its Latin roots, its visual and affective meaning… So perfect for this poem. It seems selfish yet we always want what we don’t have. I am not like her, this eclipse girl… But i can’t help but feel eclipsed by her pain, her longing, her loneliness… You bring a tear and smile all at the same time dear Andrew. Such magic you create with your words.

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    1. You made me sigh with this very thoughtful comment, Querida.

      Penumbra does come from latin as you stated. Paene meaning “Almost.” And umbra meaning “shadow.”
      Very good observation. Since, you brought it up, I used penumbra when talking about her heart,
      to say it is almost in shadows. I am describing an unloved girl, but her heart is not totally
      in darkness. She wants and needs to be loved. Like all of us.
      Thank you for pointing that out.

      Your gnerous wordsand keen observations filled me with joy. I worried about this poem because it
      was not my usual “romantic piece.” But your comment alleciated mt fears. I am very touched.
      Thank you for this gorgeous comment.
      I will treasure it.

      Very grateful and happy.
      Thank you for that.

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    1. Damn, Charlie. I thought he was trying to convince kids to eat their veggies. All tis time I thought he said give peas a chance.

      Everyone deserves to be loved. Even you and me.

      Thank you for your lovely words. Always treasured here my friend.

      Hey, did you post? I haven’t seen anything from you.

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      1. hahahahahaha!!! Maybe John meant peas. hahahaha!!!! Beautifully well said my friend.

        You are welcome. πŸ™‚

        I actually replied to a comment you left me April 22nd. Of course that was the time the whole comment issues problem WordPress was having, remember? Since this…all is fixed and everything on my end is working fine. πŸ™‚

        But, yes…I reposted the poem and its up now and I’ve been commenting with everyone left and right. πŸ™‚ Stop by what I responded to you. Your the 2nd comment. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes we do. I always write romantic poetry and I am a big believer in love and everyone finding love.

      Yet, this character, I left her unloved. So unlike me.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I am grateful you shared your thoughts. Thank you so much.

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  12. Penumbra,……Penumbra….Penumbraaaaaaaa…..
    Sigh.this word is echoing in my heart in eclipse way………oh.what do i do of my tears,my dear friend!! From here🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🏝…to my Chinaar🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁…echoing that word Panumbra …my dear magician of words ,hey dew…….!!!!!!

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                  1. True,yaar!! I am the penumbra in my heart where your loneliness pulsates in toneπŸ“―πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅ha ha ha,oh my dear dew!!plz don’t mind on my jokeπŸ’‹blessed kiss on your forehead and chest.bless you my dear!!

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                    1. No,i am only eclipse not for loved,my dear!! But if you would be elder than me then i love you,my dear.you have named me”Angel Guardian”that is right.my dear!!

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                    2. Hey my dear friend!!how are you feeling now?may be you are travelling.bless you ,my dear!!🌹🌴🌹🌴🌹🌴i am your penubra❀

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                    3. I knew about your post.really most disappointed news.but i think-whatever is written in our destiny’s book that may be right for you.USA has become most terrible place.before your surgery-your going there will be no right for you.at that time,your date of surgury,all flights will be ready.don’t depress.bless you,my dear🌹

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                    4. No ,my dew!! Florida is not bad more than USA.I read newspaper then i find that situation of USA is not more fine.please live indoors and stay safe.🌺

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                    5. Hey dew!!how are you?are you seeing any ray of sun of your promised dawn if yes then all will be is good in your favour🌹xoxo

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                    6. Hey dew!! Today one American blogger Jhonathan Caswell asked me to reblog my post”oh my dew!!what can i do..”then i reblogged that post .plz reply soon-is it right work done by me?

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                    7. It is sure,my soul believe on you.but why you asked me-“you would not let me know?”why are you saying so,here is my any fault?plz reply.

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                    8. What is your thought about me,my dear friend!! I think – i am not responsible as much as i should be.plz dew!!reply true.i will not be angry.promise.plz reply,my dear!

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                    9. Why am i so much responsible like you?i ask myself many times.all are blame on me for that.but i think-my God is with me.He will care me always.right.🌹

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                    10. Yes, you are a responsible person.
                      You raised two daughters. You made them good people.
                      You taught them about God and love and respect.
                      That is very responsible in the eyes of God.

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                    11. You are most responsible person,dear dew!! but i am still now so much innocent in this age.plz enjoy with your friends,and left me in my stupidity bushes like a cow.i am able to eat only green grassπŸ˜‡

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                    12. Because not having copyright.really i am your headache.plz don’t tell to your all friends.all dry grass are in my mind,so i say that hell is best place for me.

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                    13. Oh.wonderful.ye mara!! I have done well.you and me are same because of not having copy right.yeah.i am so much happy.a lot of thanks with my heart,my dear dew🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹now my tension is removed by you.say your friend to Reblogged.perhaps i said him -yes.now he will do Reblogged himself.so much love to your soul,my dew!!🌹🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌹

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                    14. Yeah.i am thinking about of brush and colour but here is most stormy day and night too.i see to try.the power is out and darkness in home.but only three rooms are enlightened by inverter. Hey dear dew!!any American Jhonathan Caswell had said to rebloged my one post”hey dew!!what can i do for you”,i have rebloged at his blog-Mighty Mumford.plz tell me-have i done right?

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                    15. Don’t be disappointed.my dear friend!! At just the good time for going there,all airports will be opened.please keep patience.take your best care.Stay Safe.🌹

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                    16. Right thinking.I am your friend forever,my dear!!you know -an Angel can kiss any part of your body to suck the pain but never allow to kiss herslfπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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                    17. Loved by all but no one of my spouse family.i feel as they all do boycotted me and my daughters because they all have sons.I feel so much bad about my Indian society’s thought -here all give most importance to give birth the boy child.boy child is the matter of pride because of religious rituals and i hate this custom.I love most liked girl baby so God gave me three daughters like the Angels for me.❀they can not bear to see me as sad or in tears,my dear dew!! Yoi are in journy.hope you are fine.bless you my dear!!🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  13. An ode to the unloved, to unrequited love perhaps, to those feeling forgotten. Bittersweet & so touching. And the first time I’ve heard the word ‘penumbra’ in a long time, excellent choice. x

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  14. When I first read this, I was having a very difficult day. That girl felt so much like me. The heaviness of that kind of belief was deep and painful.
    However, not today. Today, when I awoke, I felt undaunted hope return and my natural joy take over. Thank heavens for the knowledge that good days will always come.
    In some ways, though you wrote this as if it were a woman, I think it’s more about how you feel. Born to watch from the sidelines and the shadows as love seems to find others, but not you. The only way you could have written this is if you had experienced each line. If you haven’t, then I can only say you are an empath and a mind reader. πŸ™‚ Hugs xoxo

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    1. You have me smiling over here. I actually reasd this comment this morning, but couldn’t get to answering it until now.
      And it has had me smiling all day.

      Do you ever feel there is a connection between us. That we can almost sense what the other is thinking. Becuase you
      stepped into the mind of the poet and totally spelled out what was on is mind. Or in simpler language; you nailed it.

      This was written a few weeks ago, on a very lonely night under a plam tree. The night sky was completely back, so few
      stars that night. The moon was there, but it was as if she was alone. I thought of the romance of the moon, as I watched
      a couple walk past holding hands and giggling at something one of them sid. A little while later another couple passed
      on a motorcycle. An at that moment I really thought is love meant for me.

      Then, the poem just flowed. I chose to make her a woman, to hide the fact I was thinking of myself. I have never been
      into that feeling sorry for myself crap, that so many like to drown in. I snap out of it pretty quickly. But that night,
      I remained there to compose this little poem. So, it was na easy decision to make her a lady, and staring at the moon
      and darkness around me, the name Eclipse was obvious.

      I am sorry you were having a difficult day. And very happy to hear you were feeling much better the very next. Everyday
      life makes one promise to us. Tomorrow there will be a new dawn. The new day will bring the opprortunity to make new
      decisions, find cherished moments to smile and be happy about. And perhaps, for people like you and me, maybe tomorrow
      is the day we find love.

      We can certainly hope, can’t we.

      I think you know me well enough to know, I don’ believe in those church bells. They do not chime for me or you, or anyone
      else for that matter. We are born to love and be loved. I believe that with all of my heart.

      So, the next time you hear church bells gonging, remember they are actually saying, you are and will be loved.

      Melissa, just so you know, I have comments from over 70 bloggers. another 20 blogger comments to approve.
      You and one other person who knows me very well, were the only one’s who knew this was about me.

      I am grateful and very flattered that you read me so well.
      Thank you.

      Stay safe.
      Be blessed.
      And trust me. Love is on the way.
      ❀️😘

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      1. Yes, my kindred friend, we have a spiritual connection. I think if we ever met in person, we would just look at each and smile and love the fact that we understand each other without having to say much. I look forward to seeing my friend some day and to just give you a big hug. πŸ™‚
        I’m flattered and surprised that I’m only one of two people who seem to understand what’s written between the lines. One of the first things I learned about writing is that writers always put something of their own soul into their writing. So for me, it’s easy to look between the lines and read what is really being said. I guess it’s one of those skills I learned from being an English Lit major…to analyze writing to understand the author and the meaning better. (Glad I was able to benefit in one way from that major! Hahaha!)
        Unfortunately, we both have experienced long times of loneliness and isolation. We are both hopeless romantics and writers, but I think we also see the world in much the same way. I look forward to that day that we get to meet because I will always cherish your friendship. xoxo

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