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The Sun and Moon

Updated on November 29, 2016

Having Simple Thoughts...

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It's Really Quite Simple

Does everything have to be so complicated to matter these days? I asked myself this question after writing this poem and letting my daughter read it for conformation. My daughter being a very talented writer herself, told me this poem had no substance, no really unique quality to the words, or the story. So, I thought about this for a while, because though she is young, fifteen to be exact, she is the smartest person I know, and that is no joke. My daughter will be an extremely successful person one day no doubt.

After much deliberation and reading my poem over and over, I decided to keep it the way it was;no disrespect for my daughter's opinion. I do believe she made a valid observation. However, I realized I liked it for just what she thought it lacked. I liked its simplicity.

When I came up with the words in this poem, it was after a morning of awakening and looking up out of the window. The sun was shining in on my face, and the wind was blowing ever so calm outside. I love to lay in that position and wander off to happy thoughts. And it came to me that I also do this at night when the moon is shining above while bringing those beautiful hues through my window. It does actually relax me enough to sleep. After my morning of delight, I got up and started typing. It was easy. It was simple. The words did come right out of me, and I finished this within thirty minutes of starting. I think I knew it was rather simple before I even asked for the opinion, but I still felt close to what I had put down. It was, after all, how I felt looking out my window.

I don't know about any of you reading this, but I like everything in its simple beauty. I like, sometimes, having a simple thought and writing it down. I think life has lost a lot of its simple value. It's too fast now, too materialistic, and too competitive. We have lost being happy with simple conversation. We don't take the time to marvel at the beauty of nature or the beauty of a thoughtful moment. Oh yes, I do know we have to roll with the changes. We have to keep up in a world that is forever changing in the way we go about everyday life. There is, indeed, many distractions to keep our eyes off the simple things that in the past would relax us and help us through our day.

As it is, I will be leaving this poem just like I wrote it, with that feeling of simple attached to the words and the vision. I have attached other things along with this poem that are beautiful but simple like; the songs, and the poems by Robert Frost. Mr. Frost had a very simple but inspiring vision, in my opinion. The two poems I placed here are short and sweet, but leaves a reader with a great feeling. He is one of my favorite poets, and I wanted to share his simple beauty from his point of view to go along with mine. I hope you enjoy the poems and music. I hope you have a great distraction from this busy world. :)



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Morning's Birth

Purposely positioned above

my head, the window outside

to this world we live.


Thus I notice the big tall tree; it

seems to look down in on

me.


The rustling of its leaves sways

and swings, as the branches

open up to bring sunshine in.


Upon my face that golden glow,

it breathes life into me from

morning’s birth.


A sigh then tickles my nose a

twitch, as I now remember realities

witch.


The day of routine begins to

scurry by, and I glance around

wanting to find, that little piece

of beauty divine.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day,

Nothing gold can stay.

~Robert Frost

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Moonlight's Magic

At dusk, I start to anticipate

my position, of lying in bed

looking up out my window.


The starry night that

twinkles magic in, I

close my eyes to my own

fantasy Zen.


The moonlight which will

beam through my old

friend tree, will burst the

night’s magic within me.


It shoots moon dust into

my soul, so I can nestle

down deep in my bed

and drift off.

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The Freedom Of The Moon

I've tried the new moon tilted in the air
Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster
As you might try a jewel in your hair.
I've tried it fine with little breadth of luster,
Alone, or in one ornament combining
With one first-water start almost shining.

I put it shining anywhere I please.
By walking slowly on some evening later,
I've pulled it from a crate of crooked trees,
And brought it over glossy water, greater,
And dropped it in, and seen the image wallow,
The color run, all sorts of wonder follow.

~Robert Frost

A Simple Question...

What would you rather; to bask in the sun, or float with the moon?

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      Missy Smith 21 months ago from Florida

      Thank you so much, Alicia. Moon dust entering the soul is such a beautiful thought, and exactly my thought when I wrote that line. Simplicity of looking up at the moon and stars is also a beautiful thing. I just feel we all need to stop and enjoy the more simplistic things in this world we take for granted. :)

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      Linda Crampton 21 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the thought of moon dust entering the soul! I always enjoy reading about nature. Thank you for sharing your poems. I appreciate the theme of simple beauty very much. Robert Frost's poetry is lovely, too.

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      Missy Smith 21 months ago from Florida

      Thanks Swalia. They are simple poems, but I like simplicity. :)

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      Shaloo Walia 21 months ago

      Lovely poems Missy! Something different this time and these convey a sense of peace and calm.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, and I will definitely follow you as well. Happy New Year!!

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      Sunkesner 22 months ago from Philippines

      Another good poem from you! One thing is certain, I'll follow you.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you Emi Sue. And yes, do that. Always make your children a part of your life in every sense. Of course, you deserve privacy as well, but when it's something like your writing, I think it is a good idea to bring them into your world. It will give them a feeling that you speak to them on a respected level. As they get older, they will love and be proud of that.

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      Emily Lantry 22 months ago from Tennessee

      I thought your poem was wonderful. It was very genuine.

      Also, in your opening you mentioned that the words seemed to flow out of you. When I write poetry I feel like that most of the time. Normally when I write poetry I just turn the page and very, very rarely look back at it.

      Maybe when my daughter gets older I can share it with her, as you do.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      That's a great compliment. I want it to be just that; a vivid image. :) Thanks Surabhi.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Yes, this is so true. She writes as well, and I feel her style differs from mine, so she kind of just states it in her own view as if she wrote it. Which is not wrong, but not really the right way to analyze another's work. Honestly, that is what I hate about an editor. No offense to editors, it's just they sometimes only go by the book of principles on editing, and if it doesn't suit the rules of that, then they criticize it. I hate to say it, but I think she would probably make a really great editor for a publishing company. lol....

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      Surabhi Kaura 22 months ago

      A vivid image painted. So lovely!

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      No disrespect to your daughter's op[inion, but she hasn't lived nearly as long as you, nor walked a mile in your shoes. You see, opinions vary greatly, as does nature...

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Well, it does seem like my poetry served the purpose I hoped it would. By your comment, you expressed exactly what type of feeling I wanted readers to walk away with after reading these poems, Chitrangada. Pure and simple peace! :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful hub, interesting introduction and presentation of the hub! Both the Sun and the Moon in your poems are beautifully expressed with lovely pictures and videos.

      The gentle Sun of the morning and the peaceful Moon of the night, both inspire me immensely and I love to watch them for inner peace and calmness.

      The beauty of your poem is in its simplicity. Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub!

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Me too Gypsy. The night along with the moon and stars has always been the most magical for me. Thanks for reading my poems. :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely, lovely poetry, great imagery. I simply love the romance of the moon.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thanks Manatita for all the information. :)

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      manatita44 22 months ago from london

      Well, the market has opened up. You can simply publish them if you know how, otherwise post a question on Q &A's and see if someone will help. It can be done like an e-book and on kindle or by one of these cheap sites that offer help.The other way is also doable, but they will charge probably 800 - 1000 $. Once the fee is paid, they will do the rest. Much Love.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thanks for reading this Dana. :)

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you so much, livingelysian. :)

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, Paula. It is such a peaceful moment in time when you can just relax and look up at the sky. :)

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      Dana Tate 22 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      The images are beautiful and I loved the poems and the descriptive words you chose.

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      Elysia Valdivia 22 months ago from Loveland, Colorado

      So lovely. Thank you for your words.

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      Paula 22 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Missy.....Lovely, calming poetry. Gives me a look back when in my younger days, I spent hours in silence looking at the sky for inspiration. Mostly, I needed comfort & reason to face another day or think about the day just ending.

      Beautiful. I love this work.....and the music. Peace, Paula

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, billybuc. I am really thrilled you like my poems. I respect your opinion so much. :) Many Blessings to you!

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      I can't tell you how flattered I am that you are so drawn to me Manatita. I feel the same. You inspire a great light in me where usually I'm dark.

      Thank you, about my prose. Did I ever tell you I have written some children's stories that I have been thinking about trying to publish on my own? I've tried to publish in a few children's magazines with no luck. I wrote the stories while studying in children's and teen literature. My kids love my stories, so I may give that a go again one day. :)

      Hopefully, I can keep going. Thanks Again! Hugs to you Manatita!! :)

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      Bill Holland 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Missy, no disrespect to your daughter, because poetry is an individual preference and speaks to every person differently, but I love your poetry. The images are exquisite....and the message is timeless.

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      manatita44 22 months ago from london

      The poems are beautiful and do convey the sweet simplicity of which you speak. I prefer the first, more like the Frost of whom you speak. The latter is also excellent, just not as vibrant.

      Like I said of the prose, there is a noticeable change here also, as your Heart moves with Love; with the Light. How I love this! A great victory to you. Both videos are magnificent, soulful, soothing. Continue ...continue ...

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      manatita44 22 months ago from london

      Thank you for your wishes of a great distraction from this busy world. It's like a prayer to me.

      Your writing is sometimes so beautiful! So filled with Love, and as for story-telling, I think that you should write a book, as your prose is as powerful as your poetry. I think I've told Bill that great writers make great poets and vice versa. Not sure he agreed with me. But some of his writings are full of lyrics.

      Back to you, I feel that you are moving at breakneck speed towards the Light. You've come a long way. God is good and it is His victory. Your victory. Our victory. I'm drawn to you, and because of this, I sometimes deliberately nudge you so that you do not 'sleep'. I think you know this. Very fond of you, Missy. Keep going. Forwards! Upwards! Onwards! Now I'll read your poem ...

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you dearest Frank. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 22 months ago from Shelton

      moonlight is with me always...Love both of your poems Missy :)

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      I'm so glad it works now. It's an important piece to this hub. When you read the poetry about the sun shining, it just fits with that song. I love John Denver. He wrote that song in 1971, the year I was born. :)

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      Venkatachari M 22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Wow, Missy. You have changed the video. This one is working and very awesome. Enjoyed the song and scenery also. Very beautiful. Thanks for it.

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes it does work now Missy, and is beautiful. Thank you.

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes it does work now Missy, and is beautiful. Thank you.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      I hope the new sunshine video I just posted works :)

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thanks Jodah. I will find a different video to that song that will be able to be heard. It's pretty, that's why I wanted it on here. It fit the theme well. :)

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I always enjoy your poetry Missy, and simple is sometimes what is needed to be most effective. I liked the inclusion of the Robert Frost poems (he is also one of my favourites). The Moon Song was nice, and Sunshine on My Shoulders is one of my favourite John Denver songs but, as Venkat said, not available to view in my country. Well done.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you Venkatachari for stopping in and reading my poem. I hope you liked that it was a simple few verses of the moon and sun. :)

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      Venkatachari M 22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Nice presentation of the Sun and Moon in your poems with an interesting introduction. The song of moon is very sweet and beautiful. The sunshine was blocked in India as per message on it. So, I could not view it. Thanks for your nice poems.