A moonlight tryst

I so tasted the night my love,
As it trickled down from goblets of fading suns
To my parched, longing throat.
Into a warm,
Melancholy embrace.

Deeper,
And deeper,
And deeper-
To every ounce
Of my blood.

Metal lingered
At the back of my tongue.
The silver of moonlight
Ran through my veins.
My skin lit up,
With the touch of a thousand glowing stars,
My eyes gazed rapt,
In promise of splendid dancing flames.

My hands I gave
To the moon oh love,
My heart was its to keep,
I so tasted the night that day,
And it doesn’t let me sleep.

Instead, we fall in love.

A special picture from @shanyubihani

121 Comments Add yours

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Joel Abakah says:

    Such a beautiful read. Love the intensity and imagery πŸ”₯πŸ’š

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much J! I am so glad to have you here.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Joel Abakah says:

        You sound like my older brother. He is the only one that calls me J πŸ˜…πŸ˜Š

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      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ˜€ That’s such a coincidence. Either way, we’re both a part of the writing community so we pretty much are brothers bound by words. Not sure older, but it fine. Thank you Joel.

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      3. Joel Abakah says:

        I know right. Truly, the writing community makes us one big family 😁. You’re welcome, Shan!

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  2. So beautiful!❀️
    I loved the imagery you used.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I’m so glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Lia says:

    Oh my!!! This is so so so beautiful Shanyu. πŸ™πŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Lia. Thank you so very much. Wow, I’m really happy to see you here today.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lia says:

        What an honour to see this reply now! I was so happy to read your poem. It’s truly splendid. So many perfect lines. 🀩

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Again, thank you so much. I was equally happy to have you here.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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  4. Yleniaely says:

    Absolutely wonderful poem!!! β™₯️😊

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Y!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. lobobehan says:

    A wonderful poem! Sui

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much L! It’s a pleasure seeing you.
      Yours,
      Shanyu.

      Like

  6. Nawazish says:

    Beautiful poem!❀❀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. gdutta17 says:

    Wow! Such lovely description. Savoring the night seems such a beautiful thing to do; you have made it sound real with your words. Lovely! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Yes, the night is phenomenal and I’m so grateful for your words here.

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      1. gdutta17 says:

        You are welcome dear friend. 😊

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  8. Harsh says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much H!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. I loved this one..so flowing and romantic as if you let down all protection and allowed yourself to be carried away by moonlight and love..helplessly in love.. Just beautiful!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Navin says:

    This poetry of yours is simply so beautiful….the flow….the romance….the imagery…Shanyu, you’re very talented βœ¨πŸ’–

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Navin. I’m so grateful for your words. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Navin says:

        You’re welcome, Shanyu. You too have an amazing day ✨

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Cheers 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Dulcy Singh says:

    Very nice πŸ‘Œ πŸ‘

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Nico. Wow!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. 😊🌍🏞

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  12. Katy Claire says:

    Wow! This is magical and so romantic β™₯️ I love it, Shanyu.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      I’m so glad you like it. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. This poem is simple yet amazing. The night, the moon, the flow, the love.. it was all beautiful.

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  14. LovelyπŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Ritu!

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  15. gabychops says:

    Dear Shanyu, you have touched my heart – I love MOON!
    You are getting better and better; where is the book of your poems? I want it on my desk. Your poem is as atmospheric as the moon is. Thank you!
    Joanna

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Joanna. I’m stunned by your words. I’m so grateful. Thank you friend. Have a wonderful day.
      Yours,
      Shanyu.

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  16. Beautiful poetry Shanyu. Your emotions were felt through the computer!!!
    Lovely! ❀️ Cindy

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Cindy. Im so glad they were felt. Thank you.
      Shanyu.

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      1. You are most welcome Shanyu!! ❀️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much D.A.

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      1. Shanyu says:

        Cheers πŸ₯‚

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  17. Aushana says:

    Ever thought of publishing your works? I think they’d be an instant hit.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      I have. I got three works published in an anthology just past week. Thank you for the heads up 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Aushana says:

        Oh, that’s great! Congratulations! Keep going!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Thanks once again.

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      3. Aushana says:

        You are welcome!!!

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  18. What a splendid composition, Shanyu. Love itself envies you for that.
    Oh, Lord, I am lost in the beauty of this piece. It’s mesmerizing. It’s like stepping into another world in which beauty reigns. You have my heart.
    Un fuerte abrazo
    G.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi G.
      “Love itself envies you for that” Oh come on. You humble me beyond words. Thank you so much.
      “It’s like stepping into another world” Really? Thank you so much dearest. Wow. That’s a really refreshing thing to hear.
      Abrazos y amor.
      S.

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  19. I love your choice of words, a beautiful poem with pretty words❀️❀️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I’m so humbled.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Nice one ShanyuπŸ™ŒπŸ’–

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

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      1. Thank you for calling me a friend TvT

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you for being one 😊

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  21. besondersite says:

    This poem is so beautifully written, Shanyu! Love the imagery 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Prerna.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Vishal Deshmukh says:

    Hi Dear Shanyu,
    After reading moonlight tryst certainly my view about night changed. having nocturnal habituate will surely fall in love after delineate the nigt so well.
    Regards,
    Vishal

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much uncle. I’m so glad you like this. The night is certainly wonderful, and I’m glad I could make a change of your opinion about it.

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  23. Geeta Gupta says:

    So beautifully penned..πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much! Have a fantastic day.

      Like

  24. Shanyu, this is a beautiful poem with vivid imagery and heartfelt emotion. Very well-written. πŸ™‚ All the best! Cheryl

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Cheryl. I’m so glad you find it that way. Peace.

      Like

  25. gabychops says:

    Thank you, Shanyu for your kind comments about my post on discoveries.
    Could you, please tell me where I can purchase your anthology of poems?

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Shanyu says:

    Thank you so very much friend.

    Like

  27. Your description of the night is so vivid! The night certainly is alluring and gorgeous, your words only add beauty to its aura. I love this! ✨

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I guess the night is in me, and I’m so grateful to know you like it. Thank you. Peace.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Sakshi says:

    Beautifully penned!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much s!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Wow that’s so beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi. Thank you so much R! I’m so glad to see you. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

  30. gabychops says:

    I did ask you a question, could you, please answer?

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Joanna.
      Yes, I saw your comment and was just in touch with the publishing house. I have three of my poems in there, but it isn’t out for foreign purchase for some time since it’s just released. You could look up ‘Afternoon stars’ though.
      I shall tell you once it’s out.
      S.

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  31. gabychops says:

    That would be great. Thank you.

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Seeker says:

    Wraps of smooth silk does not break and also tightens the grip mercilessly. Beautifully written πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™‚

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. This is magical. And what a perfect image to go with it!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. The night was always a little bit of magic, maybe it bled into be pen. I’m glad you like the picture too.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Original Outstanding Blogger Award. Reading your poetry always brightens my day!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Hi. That is such a wonderful, kind act. Thank you so very much for the nomination. I’m so grateful to have readers like you come and brighten my day. Thanks.

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much.

      Like

  34. Beautiful poem, Shanyu. So deeply romantic. I love your imagery. ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much D. I’m so so thrilled to have you here and like my work. Have a wonderful day. I hope to see more of you here. Peace

      Liked by 1 person

  35. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SO-O-O-O NICE—THIS THING CALLED LOVE!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much man. I’m so glad to have you here.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. RIGHT HERE! πŸ˜€ A LOT OF FOLKS LIKE IT, ALREADY! πŸ˜€

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  36. vidhi says:

    It’s written so well!… I have written a poem inspired by your work. Also had linked your blog too πŸ₯°πŸ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much V! Yes, I just saw it after the comment. It brought me immense joy to know that I could inspire somebody to write. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. vidhi says:

        Thanks to u too! For sharing ur thoughts with us through poetry πŸ’œ

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        That’s the least I can do friend. Cheers to that πŸ₯‚

        Liked by 1 person

  37. Chocoviv says:

    Beautiful poem! I am nominating you for an award!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much C! For both of them. I’m so glad you find me worthy. Thanks. Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Chocoviv says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‡

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  38. That’s so beautiful, darling

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much darlin’ I’m glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I love it! Can’t wait to read the next one;)

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you again. Next one’s out already!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. You’re welcome, hon. I’ll check it out.

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  39. Ishita Gupta says:

    I was swept away. Such sublime and surreal verses. I wish I could choose one line, or one stanza. But this entire poem is just…..GORGEOUSπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Amazing, Shanyu!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      You just know how to make us writers smile. Thank you so very much Ishita. Thank you. It’s such a wonderful thing to see you here. We have missed you. I hope you’re back for long! Cheers.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        Aww, I’m so touched.
        You are most welcome!
        I’m definitely back for long! Cheers!

        Like

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