Love By Moonlight

Love by Moonlight

I turn around in my bed,
and reach out for you, my darling,
forgetting that you have left for your heavenly abode,
leaving me all alone in this world.

I look at the luminous clock by my bedside.
And find it is half an hour past midnight.
If you had been alive and by my side,
we would have entwined our bodies together.

I look up at the ceiling,
I am able to make out the blades of the fan.
And unable to withstand my grief any longer,
I get up from the bed.

I walk up to the toolroom,
and pull out a chord,
I come back with it to the bedroom,
and place a stool just below the fan.

I stand on the stool,
and loop the chord,
around a blade of the fan,
and make a noose.

I put my head through the noose,
determined to end it all.
But suddenly the window door crashes open,
and Moonlight streams in.

I pull my head out of the noose,
and step down from the stool.
I walk over to the window.
I am awestruck by the beauty of the full Moon.

It takes me back to the night,
when I carried you into this same room,
decked in a glorious wedding gown,
fresh as a daisy from a beautiful flower garden.

I remember the two of us,
standing by this very same window,
watching the full Moon,
and relishing its shining beauty.

Tonight, when you are not with me,
it is not the Moon and its glory I see.
Instead, I see your lovely face etched on the Moon,
smiling at me from the sky with love.

I suddenly realize that,
even though you are not with me in the flesh,
you are still very much with me in spirit,
as vibrant as ever.

I stand there for a long time,
looking up at the sky,
filling my heart with the love,
I see in your face etched on the Moon.

Finally, after I had filled my heart and soul to the brim,
with the essence of the love on your beautiful face,
I walk back, flop down into my bed and close my eyes,
and slip into dreamland where I am with you.

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80 Thoughts to “Love By Moonlight”

  1. This is beautiful, Jai. I have always enjoyed reading your fiction, didn’t know you write such lovely poetry too.

    1. Jai

      Hey Mayuri,
      LOL, in fact, I started my blog with a poem on my daughter. That was how my blog came about. I made up a poem on my daughter who was ten years old three years back and recited it on the founding day function of my office. I put the poem in my blog and that was how my blog was born. That poem on my daughter was my first post and the domain was also different. It was called jaispoetryblog.com
      Warm Regards,
      Jai

  2. This is so beautifully written. Loved the detailed expression and flow of words.

  3. I just skipped a bit, I am glad no extreme step was taken. Such is love. A very heartwarming verse.

    1. Jai

      Oh my bad! Was it so frightening? Thank you so much for visiting. Glad you liked the poem

  4. Afreen Ansari

    Now that’s such a heart touching and emotional poetry. The perfect feeling one experiences in dream where they are complete

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem

  5. Such a beautiful post, loved the free flow of emotions in here

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem

  6. payel

    This is a beautiful poem.. really touching.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem

  7. This poem evokes passion, heartbreak and love, Jai. Beautiful

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much Leha. Glad you liked the poem

  8. That’s such a lovely poem full of emotions. It’s always a delight to read you

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much for the kind words Ruchi. Glad you liked the poem

  9. i LOVE BEAUTIFUL POEM, REALLY TAKE ME BACK TO MY WEDDING BEAUTIFUL NIGHT.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem

  10. This was such a delightful read. All the emotions have come out so beautifully.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much Rashi

  11. Such a beautiful poem, Jai. For a change it isn’t the stars but the glorious moon that reminds one of the departed love!

    1. Jai

      Well, the Moon seemed to be ideal for this poem.

  12. This is so beautiful and so heartwarming.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much Felicia.

  13. Such a heartfelt poem. Loved how the feeling of loneliness can drive one person to end their life but at the same time, they remember their partner and change their decision.

    1. Jai

      Yes, indeed sometimes sudden things change drastic decisions

  14. Poetry remains my favorite genre, loved the story hbuilktin poetry here

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much Pooja.

  15. Beautifully penned. Heartfelt.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much, Sonia. Glad you liked the poem.

  16. I felt I was writing those words Jai. I lost my husband and I used to feel the same. But then we cannot follow them. The memories are there to be cherished and the kids to be nurtured. Beautiful jotting!

    1. Jai

      Oh, I am really sorry to hear about that Harjeet. In my case this poem and the situation described in it are imaginary. My wife is safe and sound. I am really sorry you lost your husband. But then as you say you have to live on for your children.

  17. That’s a beautiful piece of poetry. Glad moonlight saved a soul with its beauty and memories were crafted for life. It’s not easy to lose someone but agree it’s the way we stay strong and hold the person in our mind and memories for life.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem.

  18. This is beautiful work of words Jai, absolutely loved reading it

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem.

  19. Wow, this is a heart felt poem. I think this is the best by you. The way you described the scene with your lines is simply amazing.

    1. Jai

      Well Paresh, I am happy you liked this poem so much.

  20. These lines contains so much emotions. This is a very touching poem. I hope moon is always there shining bright. But that is not always the case. It is very hard to lose someone. Thank you for sharing these beautiful lines.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem.

  21. Such a heartwarming poem. It is difficult to get along with life when you lose someone so close to your heart.You have brought forth the feelings really well.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem. Just wanted to point out I have not really lost anyone thankfully. πŸ™‚ The situation described in this poem is entirely a figment of my imagination.

  22. Wow, this felt so mushy and emotional. It was a beautifully written piece by you.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem.

  23. I like the deep message underlying this beautiful poem. We are so engrossed in missing our loved ones that we often ignore their aura around us in the air. They feel so fresh if we observe. Alas, everyone has to live his full term on this earth until he is called by the almighty.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much Geethica. Glad you liked the poem. I don’t know if you are one of those people who have commented believing I have really lost someone. But just wanted to clarify my better half is safe and sound :). This poem is entirely a figment of my imagination.

  24. SwatiMathur

    Beautifully penned poem jaideep. I could feel the love you have for your better half..so sweet..loved it.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem. Just a small correction. My name is Jai and not Jaideep πŸ™‚ and my better half is safe and sound and this poem is entirely a figment of my imagination.

  25. Such a beautiful poem! The pain of losing your beloved, and then finding her in the moon – beautiful.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem.

  26. Wow such a beautifully written poem. It gave me goosebumps… So soul touching

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem.

  27. An absolutely emotions brimming poem.this is. #tmmreads

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem.

  28. beautifully penned down poem. Cherishing the memories of the person you’ve lost is the best tribute to them.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem. But just want to point out my better half is safe and sound πŸ™‚ and this poem is just something from my imagination.

  29. Bookmarked your blog! I am surely stopping by to read more.

    1. Jai

      Glad you liked my writing so much, Pratibha. πŸ™‚

  30. Reading this gave me goosebumps. Felt each line through and through.

    1. Jai

      Thank you. I am happy my lines could reach the depths in you. πŸ™‚

  31. Soulful words. I really hope that this one reaches those who are depressed and feel that life is over. Keep writing πŸ™‚

    1. Jai

      Thank you, Mayura. Yes, life is never over. There is always a door open somewhere. πŸ™‚

  32. Your emotional poem touched a chord with me. I am relieved that he didn’t end his life. It would have been tragic and remorseful. The soothing moonlight portrays optimism and I like that it has streamed in your poetry as well.

    1. Jai

      Thanks, Dipali. I wanted the poem to be encouraging and strike a chord with people who think everything has come to an end. πŸ™‚

  33. The beginning was heartbreaking…that loneliness and sadness. You have a way with words so it struck an emotional chord with me.

    1. Jai

      Thank you Ninu. And happy you like the poem. Thanks for the praise. πŸ™‚

  34. So wonderfully written, the feelings came out so vividly through words.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much, Manisha for the kind words. πŸ™‚

  35. Ruchi Verma

    Really loved the way you have expressed in words!!

    1. Jai

      Thank you, Ruchi. πŸ™‚

  36. Wonderful, myriad of emotions in just one poem. I am really bad in this genre, but reading your poem overwhelmed me to try out a few lines myself.

    1. Jai

      Do try, Dipika. You might surprise yourself by your own prowess in writing poetry. πŸ™‚

  37. I could feel the pain through this… It’s hard to loose your other half and never see them again… πŸ’”

    Written so amazingly..

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much, Nazizh.

  38. Sinjana

    What a lovely thought provoking poem. The little memories keep us alive and going.

    1. Jai

      Thank you, Sinjana. Yes, you are correct. It is the memories that come in handy when we feel lost in life. πŸ™‚

  39. The poem evokes so many emotions all at once. The longing for a loved one, the loneliness and the pain around it, the grief that compels one to take one’s life & then the magical optimism that brings us all back into our reality again in those weak moments. Beautifully penned.

    1. Jai

      Thank you so much Chinmayee. This poem was written to reflect certain deep feelings which love evokes. Thanks for reading and the comment.

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