Sunday, August 13, 2017

He Waits His Moonbeam to Fist Full Of Fire 
He waits for fire to take his night 
He dances with fire through his night 


He Waits His Moonbeam (Italian sonnet) 

He waits his moonbeam in the quiet sky
There sitting in the fields of memory
One wonders at the marvel his eyes see
Beside the edge of all this by and by
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So gently gazing off to distant tides
A carefree hush does kiss this tranquil scene
There at the streams of dreams as yet unseen
He waits his moment time has brushed to sides
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What is the season blooming in his heart
Which sets him drifting very far away
He waits for something mid his passing day
He waits for something once again to start
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Then in the darkness of his endless night
He spread his wings of passion and desire
And sets the moonbeam of his dreams on fire
And dawn will find there’s nothing left in sight 


A lover waiting his desire in the magic of the night is explored though this Italian sonnet. This sonnet uses a subtle tool to drive home the ending. "He waits..." The sonnet starts with these words. The second quatrain ends with these words. These words are echoed in the third quatrain. When sonnet ends there is nothing left in sight, the mood is amplified by removing these words. 

This poem was inspired by one night long ago. One of San Francisco's hidden secrets is Mountain Lake. It is a very nice and scenic stroll during the day. But in late summer through autumn the lake becomes a magical light show of the stars and the moon. Arlene and I enjoyed moonlight picnics, Mountain Lake was just one of the scenes for these moonlight picnics. One night there was this well dressed guy sitting on a nearby bench. Though he was staring in our direction, he wasn't look at us. Nor was he enjoying the show the lake was putting on. He was lost in an enchantment somewhere else. Arlene noticed the flowers by his side. This deserved a toast of champagne and a kiss. When we again looked at the bench, he was gone. In the shadows there walked a couple. When Arlene and I were finished we passed the bench. There was a single rose.

A gift of one rose turned a special moment to even more. Who knows why he did it. It was not charity. It was adding something extra to a couple's evening. I have done things like this myself: Given freely to strangers, without the expectation of any return. (These were not charities or people asking for anything.) This practice of giving to strangers is quite trendy at certain Starbucks. That smile (seen or unseen) on a a stranger's face, that we created, feels good. This act of giving does not have to involve money. It could be opening a door, offering a seat, a helping hand, pointing out something requiring attention, a random act of kindness and things like that. It could be as simple as a smile or, "Nice day." It feels good. And guess what. It's contagious. Oh yes, there are "party poopers" who spoil things. But waves of goodness will wash them away. Imagine that day, when people help each other as a natural order. It all starts here. It starts with me (and you too). Me becomes we and bigger and bigger. And it feels good. As we join to make a better world there is only one thing left for us to do: Enjoy.


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 On fire yet


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48 comments:

  1. What a magical inspiration for the poem, one can almost visualize it all as you described it. Giving freely is a wonderful act that we all should practice. Warm greetings.

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      Good to have you part of the team creating that better day.

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  2. A wonderful magical poem what an inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing Martin.

    Yvonne.

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    1. So gracious of you.
      Thank you, Yvonne, for all you do.

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  3. Just giving to lend a helping hand is sure a great way to be indeed.

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    1. Any way to unite people brings that day closer to our front door.
      Thank you for the smiles you spred.

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  4. When there is no expectations for something in return, the gift is given in purity. It makes the gift extra-special!

    I haven't written a sonnet in awhile, I think it is time.

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    1. Feeling good.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
      Good to have you part of the team creating that better day.

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    1. Aloha, Cloudia
      Thank you for this gift

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  6. What a wonderful poem, so much anticipation... How lovely to do something nice just for the sake of niceness.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment.
      Sounds like you have some memorable experiences...

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  7. Interesting idea expressed in this line: "And sets the moonbeam of his dreams on fire"

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    1. Thank you, Frank. This line would spark the curiosity of a romantic.

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  8. Thank you for cherishing and sharing this memory.

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    1. You are so welcome.
      Thank you for the visit.

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  9. A beautiful poem and story again. You are a romantic at heart :)
    I love little Acts of kindness. Just a smile can change someones day

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    1. Thank you for your warm compliments.
      You are so right about our smiles.

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  10. lovely poem and a nice story with a good reminder to be sharing and kind. thank-you!

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      Good to have you part of the team creating that better day.

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  11. Lovely sonnet, and a wonderful story as well. Amazing what a smile, a kind word, a random act of kindness can mean to others.

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    1. Amazing gifts we have.
      Thank you for all the gifts of your sites.

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  12. Once again I was swept away in your imagery

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    1. Thank you for your kind words
      I look forward to visiting your site

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  13. What a magical poem! And indeed we all need to smile more!

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    1. Thank you so much Mary.
      Let us all us our secret weapon.

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  14. A lovely sonnet ... beautifully rendered. One of my fav's of yours, Martin.

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    1. Thank you. I'm happy you enjoyed.
      May you be blessed, Wendy.

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  15. You excel at the sonnet, Martin. And I love the story of the rose, and of acts of kindness. Recently I was the recipient of such a gesture at a drive through, from a woman in the car ahead of me, and it does lift one's heart.

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      I appreciate you sharing your example.
      Good to have you part of the team creating that better day.

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  16. Nice to read, too, about the inspiration for this lyrical sonnet.

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary.
      Lovely to inspire one who inspires.

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  17. "What is the season blooming in his heart" This is such a beautiful line. Even in old age this could be asked. A beautiful poem.

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    1. Thank you for this florid complement.
      Yes it can

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  18. Such a well crafted sonnet, Martin, and a most enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing this poem.

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    1. Thank you, Julian. So glad that you enjoyed.

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      Appreciate you stopping by.

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  20. I believe that the most beautiful things come from the heart and you're right,a little kindness costs us nothing and means so much to others. You are a very romantic man, Martin....it must be an American thing:)

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      Good to have you part of the team creating that better day.

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  21. I always lend A hand to help someone out if I can. It just makes ya feel good inside.
    Lisa

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    1. Don't it, though. Plus there's the entertainment value. Thank you.
      Good to have you part of the team creating that better day.

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  22. "What is the season blooming in his heart" such a lovely line. One that can be asked at any point in someone's life. And to always be kind...my grandmother used to tell me, anyone can be smart but not everyone can be kind.

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    1. Thank you for your warm thoughts.
      I appreciate you sharing your precious grandmother's wise words.

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  23. Your sonnets flowing so smoothly... 'He waits for something once again to start' ~ I like this trate: to keep curiosity for the life, to be aspire to start something a new. Love the story about the rose. I myself just recently suggested to young man to give secretly, to put a rose on the desk of his girl. And yes, I also like this tradition of Starbucks to pay for stranger. Have a great week, Martin. Thank you for keeping eye on my blog! Appreciate very much! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you for your grand review.
      Most welcome were your personal experiences.
      Good to have you part of the team creating that better day.
      It is a pleasure to support you

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  24. Love a well crafted sonnet, love the starting phrase especially

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      So good to see you back.

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