Ode to the moon

The raven spread its wings,
Across Stygian of the night,
The cerulean frothed elixirs black,
The wind was but a wight.

Hands intermingled,
Eyes met in swoon,
And that cloudy new moon night,
I swear I saw the moon.

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Tonight I lie beneath the vaults,
Silver runs into the ink,
The wind ever so caresses me,
But I cannot sleep a wink.

Hands don’t hold no secrets tonight,
And eyes don’t meet in swoon,
They say it shines right overhead,
But I just can’t see the moon.

I would also thank Aakansha from Desire Alley , Shubhangi from The Shubster Diaries, Elle from Elle’s Unpopular Opinions and Sakshi from DXN with Sakshi, all four of them, who have nominated me for three different awards which I at the moment cannot accept because of time constraints. Make sure you check them out! Peace!

108 Comments Add yours

  1. Nima Mohan says:

    This is beautiful Shanyu..
    How you introduced night and the ways eyes met the moon.
    So well written 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Nima! It is a wonderful comment to receive. Thank you so much for stopping by! Peace and greetings from Sui generis 💛💛

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  2. Sakshi says:

    It is so good, so beautifully expressed.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Sakshi. It means a lot!

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  3. Ishita Gupta says:

    So beautiful and surreal Shanyu, I absolutely LOVE this. Wow! So amazing💖❤✨

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear!

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  4. Excellent piece Shanyu.

    The raven spread its wings,
    Across Stygian of the night…
    I swear I saw the moon…
    Hands don’t hold no secrets tonight..

    Atmospherics. Mystifying.
    xoxo
    Gabriela

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Gabriela for your gracious read! I was very much inspired for the poem and I’m honoured to know that you like it. Quite a skill I gathered from your and Rachel’s blog at in mind and out. It is always a boost to receive such compliments from you know, the big shots of WP and they seem as genuine as ever. So thank you for that incessant support. Here’s to much much more! Peace and greetings 💛
      Always thankfully,
      Shanyu!

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      1. My pleasure, Shanyu. You are kind but I do not think of myself as a WP big shot (If I read you correctly). I am a lover of poetry and arts and I love your work with all my heart. As for learning we all should learn. I am learning from your beautiful work too my dear friend.
        xoxo

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Well learning never stops. No wonder we always learn from everything and everybody around us. It must have come out wrongly, me calling you that, but in my deepest of opinions all I meant was the presence of you wonderful writers which could be seen inspiring everybody. In no way did I mean to hurt to you, and it was an act out of the tremendous kindness showered upon by your words. I’m so glad you like my work and it is always a joy to read what you have to say about it. If might have come across wrongly, which I guess I did, I am so sorry. I hope you continue pouring your absolute honesty into our veins and thank you so so much for being here. Sending you peace, greetings and a yellow rose. Hope to continue to have a wonderful friend such as you.
        Yours,
        Shanyu.💛💛

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      3. We are good my dearest Shanyu. Do not worry about. You did not hurt me at all. I understand and please know I admire you and I value your presence here too. Now, my dear friend, I am sending you peace, greetings, two yellow roses, and a hug. There! We are good 🙂

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      4. Shanyu says:

        You are a very kindred soul dear Gabriela. I’m so thankful that everything’s good between us. It means a lot when you say that and I am constantly touched by your words. Please keep writing. Good to have such a kind friend, if you don’t mind being mine. Here’s to new friendships 🥂! Peace dear. Loads of peace.
        Always,
        Shanyu💛

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      5. Hi Shanyu
        I drink to our friendship. May it be forever. May we be happy. May we write. May our friendship inspire others. May we try to do our part in this world. May it be peace.
        Hugs
        Gabriela

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      6. Shanyu says:

        Hola G.
        I wish for exactly the same. Just a wonderful chance we have to set our footprints in our reader’s hearts. Let’s hope to change the world one word and one smile a time and yes, may our memories always be of peace. Kindness dear, radiates from you. I hope I’ll play my part of giving it to you.
        Love
        Shanyu.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

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      1. You’re welcome!

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      2. Shanyu says:

        💛😊😊

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  5. S Bara says:

    Thank you for sharing this poem.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      My pleasure. I hope you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much

      Like

      1. You are most welcome.

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  6. Inspiring work Shanyu! This poem is capable of symbolising a thousand different things for each reader!! 💛Absolutely wonderful☺

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much both of you. It means a lot. Let me leave you a question. What does the poem mean to you? Always better to know what others feel. Take care.
      Always,
      Shanyu.

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      1. The poem simply suggests a transition of feelings for me. At sometime two people could say nothing and understand everything, but later they are incapable of staying together even after trying a lot. I can’t say for disha since she may think differently. Hope it answers your question. Always pleased to support you.
        Sincerely,
        Rujuta.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        That is a wonderful take on the poem indeed. Yes, it’s a bitter reality and we as poets understand that. It was nice to know what message I could send with this work. Thank you for your gracious presence and yes, it answers my question pretty well. I hope things have set in motion for your blog.
        Always,
        Shanyu.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Dakshali!

      Like

      1. You’re welcome !

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  7. This was so wonderful to read. That last stanza… had me feeling all sorts of things.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear. I am so glad you like it. Your presence means a lot.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Silver Stone says:

    Beautifully written! It was almost as if I was spending a nice and cozy starry night; just gazing at the moon.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest. Your words mean so much. Glad to have you here. I hope I have justified my poetry with these lines. Peace and greetings from Sui generis 💛
      Yours,
      Shanyu

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      1. Silver Stone says:

        You’re most welcome, friend.
        Greetings to you as well! 💙

        Liked by 1 person

  9. This is way too beautiful. Loved it. 🌙

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. Means a lot coming from you.

      Like

  10. Ishita Gupta says:

    Hola Shanyu!!
    I have nominated you for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award💖❤
    I love reading your poems, they are just SOO amazing🌹

    xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hola Ishita!
      That is amazing. Thank you so very much. It is such a kind gesture from your side. I’m really grateful for the award nomination, but aw shucks, I’m so sorry. I have put the whole award thing for a hold. The sunshine was my last one for quite a time. I really am facing some time constraints. I hope you understand. It was a wonderful gesture though. I’ll forever be grateful. Peace and greetings from Sui generis 💛
      Always,
      Shanyu.

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        You are most welcome❤
        No need to apologize Shanyu, I understand. I am happy that the nomination made YOU happy😊
        Stay safe and take care✨
        Ishita💕

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      2. Shanyu says:

        That is so kind of you to say. Really thank you. I am so glad you understand. And yes, it did make me happy.
        Love,
        Shanyu

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      3. Ishita Gupta says:

        Of course I understand dear😊 So glad it made you happy!
        Love and hugs
        Ishita✨❤

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      4. Shanyu says:

        It surely did. Thanks.
        Peace and greetings,
        Shanyu

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  11. Beautifully written. Thank for sharing

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest!

      Like

  12. Debby Winter says:

    You earned yourself a follow for this poem, I love it! Structure and word choice made me think of Poe, great job!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Debby. That is such a wonderful comment. I have adored reading Edgar and receiving this piece of comment means so much. I can’t even imagine being compared to him yet I have clearly been by your gracious presence. That is so kind. Thank you.Peace and greetings 💛
      Yours,
      Shanyu

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  13. Beautiful work and a great reflection on the power of perception! The literal moon has far less to do with mood and moment than the inner projection of its metaphor.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. Very correctly said. Poetry is all about perception.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. In glad you like it.

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  14. Brilliant is our moon and also your poem! 5 ☆☆☆☆☆ for you;-)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much! Means a lot!

      Like

  15. Beautiful and peaceful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it! Take care.

      Like

  16. Hamish says:

    In the night they are always there
    Even if we can’t see
    Holding up the stars and sky
    Secure for you and me.

    Thank you for sharing your poem. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Bravo! My pleasure. Hope you like it.

      Like

    2. Such a sweet response

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  17. Dilip says:

    Great talent in you Shanyu 👍 I tip my hat to you 🤠

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest poet. It means a lot coming from you.

      Like

  18. Navin says:

    Great pretty Shanyu…am an instant fan

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Navin. Glad to have you here.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Navin says:

        Your welcome….Great poetry Shanu turned into Great pretty Shanu….I’m loving your style of writing.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Well auto correct 😂. Thank you so much though. Means a lot!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Navin says:

        I call it Auto-INcorrect 😂….I’m so sorry Shanyu 🙏

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Shanyu says:

        Yes, actually true😂. There’s no need to be sorry mate, it is just the AI…

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Navin says:

        In this case AI doesn’t stands for Artificial Intelligence 😉
        On a serious note, your choice of words & the way poetry flows through you is absolutely beautiful…I’m looking forward to read your new poem…already

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      6. Shanyu says:

        Man you’re funny!
        Back to the serious note,
        Thank you so so much once again. My lips break into a smile when I read such kind words.
        I’m glad that you like my word choices. Your support means a lot. Let’s hope I’ll post something soon. I generally do it once a week, but I got a little too inspired for this poem today and it had to be put on paper.
        Thank you friend. Thank you.
        Peace and wonderful love.
        Shanyu.

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      7. Navin says:

        It’s a beautiful poem as well….I do get you a 100% coz….I know exactly how it feels when the intense eyes start to glow….when the words dance with the flow….when the writing shows a glimpse of the soul….Enjoy your Sunday Shanyu 😊

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      8. Shanyu says:

        You’ve captured it exactly the right way! There’s this intense desire to write which does not let you do anything otherwise. Glad to know we share that.
        Enjoy your Sunday too!
        I have thoroughly enjoyed this conversation.😊

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      9. Navin says:

        So have I 😊

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      10. Shanyu says:

        To new friendships 🥂

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      11. Navin says:

        Cheers 🤘✨🥂

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      12. Shanyu says:

        Cheers it is😉

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  19. Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.

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  20. calmkate says:

    so beautiful 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much A! It means so much to know that you you like the poem.

      Like

  21. nitinsingh says:

    Excellent, fresh and thoughtful

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I’m glad you like it. Have a great day.

      Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much A!

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  22. jonicaggiano says:

    Dearest Shanyu this poem is exquisite with its metaphors and vivid imagery. I love its gorgeous flow as well.

    “Silver runs into the ink,
    The wind ever so caresses me,
    But I cannot sleep a wink.”

    Just lovely from beginning to end. Sending love to you and your loved ones. ❤️💕Joni

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Dear Joni,
      Thank you so very much. I’m so glad you like it.
      I’m so happy to have you here. This poem was very close to me and I’m so glad it came to you.
      Thank you.
      Love,
      Shanyu.

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        Your work is gorgeous and very vivid. I always feel blessed when I meet someone I love to read. I wish there was more time in a day. You are so talented and your poetry rings honest with me. I love that. Beautiful my friend. I will be visiting you often. Love, Joni

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Wow dear friend,
        Your kind words keep coming and embracing me. They envelope me in that wonderful caring warmth.
        It means so much to know that you like my poetry. I am so glad to be out here and be a distinguished voice amongst countless many and your support inspires me to keep going.
        I love how every visit of yours is so heart warming. Thank you for being here. I’m moved.
        I hope I continue to be under your guidance.
        Love, peace and immense gratitude,
        Forever yours,
        Shanyu.

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      3. jonicaggiano says:

        Oh I am sure there is much I can learn from you my friend. However your words are touching and honey to my heart. Your work is beautifully written. Love ❤️ Joni

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      4. Shanyu says:

        I don’t know what you could learn from such a novice poet as myself, but yes, we certainly grow under each others shade.
        Not like whose words are the sweetest, but if mine are honey to you, you’ve left me in an awkward position as your words are indeed sweeter but there’s nothing sweeter than honey as Google says😬. Nevertheless, I hope they remain.
        I’m indebted for this lovely conversation. You’ve made me smile the very thing in the morning.
        Love.

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      5. jonicaggiano says:

        I don’t know if you follow Gabriela with shortprose but she loved my work poetry and I was beyond blown away. She is an amazing poet, just released a book called Passions: love poems and other writings which was published by Vita Brevis and is a best seller by Amazon. I am literally in awe of everything she writes. My point – I am humbled by your kind compliments but find your work very beautiful. I think artist are their own worse enemies and critics. You do not write like a novice in my humble opinion. I am certain I will learn from you as well. Love ❤️ Joni

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      6. Shanyu says:

        Hi Joni.
        I happen to know Gabriela for some time now. You’ve put it so beautifully. She is an epitome of kindness and a true generosity of spirit. I just have to add to her praises that she is a very versatile poet too. Indeed she leaves us in awe and so do you. In fact I found out about both you around the same time and I could not believe my luck!
        Artists can be enemies of themselves, but if we don’t criticise what we write, I don’t think we can develop.
        I’m so humbled to know that you think such beautifully of me.
        I hope our friendship lives forever.
        Thank you.

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      7. jonicaggiano says:

        Hi Shanyu,
        Well first, I feel the same about your friendship my friend. Thank you for your kind comments and I am glad you are familiar with Gabriela’s work, she is an amazing talent.

        Also you are right if we were not so critical of our own work we would most likely not grow. Sending much love and thanks to you and prayers for all things good in your life. 💕❤️💖 Joni

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      8. Shanyu says:

        Joni,
        Yes. I’m so glad we see eye to eye over this. Thank you. Have a blessed Friday.
        Love.

        Liked by 1 person

  23. Hands intermingled,
    Eyes met in swoon,
    And that cloudy new moon night,
    I swear I saw the moon

    So gorgeous 💖💖💖 .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Dear friend, I’m finding your comments so genuinely beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by and liking my work. Take care.

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