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The Awakening Moon

Updated on March 13, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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night seeps heavily into cracks unseen

by day,

fills them with heaviness

with languor—


seeps its stillness

honey upon its breath

wondrous in its intensity

ponderous in its tenacity


and settles upon the cool earth

signaling the moon’s awakening,

its celebratory dance.


The carnage of day

swept aside

the gentle succor

of moonlight

bestows

its own life

upon that which day ignores—


radiance scours the earth of pain

and renews the blood of the land.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt April 9, 2012. Do not copy or use without written permission of the author.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Minnetonka!

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Beautiful poem with such emotion and spectacular imagery. The photo really adds to the excellent poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I am so glad that you found this work and that you enjoyed it starstream!

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      Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

      I think this photo and poem is beautiful. I am an artist/writer and enjoy your artistic works. This further inspires me to paint the planets for the subject of one of my oils soon.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you James!!

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Your poem is excellent and I enjoyed it. Thank you for this pleasure. I appreciate your creative gifts.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much IntegrityYes!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Michael!

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      That rocks and I voted up for sure.

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very powerful stuff Audrey,

      I particularly like the line.

      'The carnage of day'

      Sums it up perfectly.

      Michael - tweeting.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much ahorseback--I enjoy your work and I am pleased that you enjoy mine--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Valleypoet!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much dghbrh

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Michelle! Thank you!

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Audrey , this !....is the difference between a trained poet and a wannabee like me ! love the way you "bend" the words++++++++

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      Another beautifully crafted work of art. Voted awesome...thanks Audrey:-))

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Beautifully done poetry. votes up and sharing too.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      We often give credit to the sun but not enough to the moon. You have highlighted the beautiful power of the night to regenerate and grow. A true poetess! Thanks for sharing, this will be shared too!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading Eddy! Cheers to you!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Truly beautiful Audrey and thanks for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you CMHypno!

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      CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Beautiful words and imagery that you have used Audrey, really conjures up the magic of the moon

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Olde Cashmere!!

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago

      Gorgeous flow and interesting theme. Beautifully done AudreyHowitt. Voting up, and rating beautiful and awesome :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hey Kev--it is good to see you here!

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Wonderful Audrey as always, voted up and beautiful :)

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you raciniwa!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Eclectic!

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      the healing power of the moon...simply beautiful...

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Beautiful! Reading your words soothed me and I must say, I'm ready for bed now! Also voted it up! Way up!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Sueswan!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Lesley! Much appreciated!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Gyspy Rose Lee!

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Audrey

      "seeps its stillness

      honeyed upon its breath"

      Love the imagery.

      Voted up and away!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much ImKarn! I couldn't rhyme if my life depended on it!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much anglnwu!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much AE!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful poetry Audrey, thank you and voted up.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Reminded me of how lovely moonlight truly is.

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      Karen Silverman 6 years ago

      'The carnage of day,'..Audrey - the beauty and imagery in this one little poem is off the charts! Every word is poetry, girl - every single word! This makes me very aware of the differences in our writing styles! You write poetry...i write stuff that rhymes...lol..I'm ok with that! up this goes!

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Beautiful, there's something about the moon that makes the world right. I love the last two lines..."renews the blood of the land"--beautiful. Rated up.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Shimmering Dawn!!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you SanneL.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Will Starr--I would imagine the desert is gorgeous by moonlight--

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Hi Victoria! Thank you so much!!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Deborah!!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Joyce!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Katrine!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Jamie!! Keep writing!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your poetry conveys such beauty. I loved this Audrey, one of your best!!

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      Nithya Venkat 6 years ago from Dubai

      I loved this and enjoyed reading. All the painful experiences during the day forgotten in slumber in the night, filled by the gentle soothing moonlight. Voted up awesome,beautiful, fantastic and thought inspiring.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey you are hitting those high notes HARD!.. loved it

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      shimmering Dawn 6 years ago

      Beautiful! Breathtakingly so! Have a blessed day!

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      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      Intensive and beautiful writing!

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Moonlight softens the desert like a heavy snow covers the starkness of a winter. Both are beautiful to the hungry eye.

      Great work as always, Audrey.

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Audrey, you write such great descriptions to create images. Well done! Many votes!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow Audrey wonderful poem and beautiful

      Katrine is right it makes you think...

      voted way up so beautiful

      Debbie

      Joyce is this nihar2 stealing hubs you think?

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Yes, you are a powerful writer and #9 is really good.

      Vote up and beautiful, Joyce

      Beaware of nihar2 a new hubber of 2 weeks. I went to his page and he hasn't written a thing he's collecting hubbers.

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      KatrineDalMonte 6 years ago

      Interesting and powerful writing, my thinking juices are running, trying to understand the true meaning :-)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 6 years ago from Reno NV

      Wow Audrey, this is so beautiful. The Ending line is incredible. I think this challenge is hard but so rewarding to read. Jamie

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