Reliance

“Another night lost to the light of the sun.” she cried.

“Don’t you mean the moon?”

“The moon has no light of its own. It is by reason of the sun you see her magnificence. That is what I learned, anyways. I wish to keep it. It makes sense that another should be responsible to proclaim ones brilliance. It lessens the angst. Maybe that is why moon has no fear of falling. At least from here I see no tremble.”

“Then why your restless night?

“Insomnia creeps silently, and consumes ever crumb of sleep. There is no trail to pick up what is eaten. But I will fare well, for now the sun is bright upon all who endure the night, and one by one as they all recover, in their dreams they sleep with the moon.

Now, what better reason for coffee?

Dversepoets.com Time for prosery. A line from a famous poem incorporated into my own prose. No more than 144 words. Mine is exactly 144 words including the title.

The line is “in their dreams they sleep with the moon.”
Mary Oliver “Death at Wind River”

I am on a break. Can’t you tell?

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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10 Responses to Reliance

  1. wolfsrosebud says:

    We are all touched by the moon in one way or another…

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely breathtaking! 💝 I can’t tell you how moved I am by this prose piece, Mary. Especially love; “It makes sense that another should be responsible to proclaim ones brilliance. It lessens the angst. Maybe that is why moon has no fear of falling.” Yes! 😀

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  3. Miss you, Mary. Hope you are well.

    Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Lecturer of English Albert J Griffith PhD Endowed Fellow Quest Graduate English Fellow Our Lady of the Lake University

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  4. Love how you closed this… to the insomniac the moon is not necessarily benign, but a pale reflection of daylight too far away.

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    An interesting perspective, reflection of brilliance. Thanks so much, a thoughtful piece.

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