Moon Shadows And Celestial Lights (Revised)

I am ‘Moon-struck’ this week, and here is another “Moon” poem, which I originally wrote in May 2018, and today I am posting a new version that I revised this morning ..


Moon Shadows And Celestial Lights


I stood alone

in my second-hand clothes

holding her worn out soul

silently

I placed her ashes

in a brick wall

years of heartache

hidden in a chasm of pain

moments in time

now resting in peace


How does tomorrow become another day?

how does the past live with today?


Her moon shadows shyly tiptoe through my nights

as my hazy dreams glow under her celestial lights






Ivor Steven (c)  Revised, October 2021

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

93 thoughts on “Moon Shadows And Celestial Lights (Revised)”

  1. The losing of a love one is so difficult,you think once you’ve done
    Its over with but its not,the edges get
    Softer with time,walking into the sea at low tide and casting the memories
    To the wind
    Sheldon

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    1. Thank you Sheldon, one of my friends, Ellen, just sent me this glorious quote, I don’t know if you are familiar with the writing of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. If you are, you may have seen this before. β€œThe reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not β€˜get over’ the loss of a loved one, you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to be.”

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  2. A beautiful outpouring of your heart for your beloved Carole. I don’t know if you are familiar with the writing of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. If you are, you may have seen this before. “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one, you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to be.” Not knowing your beliefs, I will simply say “Bless You”!

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    1. Thank you ❀️ Ellen for these wonderful words, they are both very true and very comforting. They thoroughly describe where my life is at now, six years on after Carole’s passing. I shall copy and store in my Notebook 😚 xx

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      1. I am truly touched in the deepest recesses of my heart that these words meant so much to you and that you are sharing them too. I always write this in any sympathy card that I send. One of the greatest privileges of my life was to attend several seminars given by her many, many years ago. It was about her book “On Death and Dying” that was groundbreaking when published in 1969. Dr. Kubler-Ross’s last book with David Kessler “On Grief and Grieving”, that was completed in 2004 shortly before her death, contains these very words. I have shared my worn copy and gifted copies to many others.

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      2. I am more than grateful to you, for sharing her words with me, and others that are in need of such kind and insightful advice. Many thanks again xx

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    1. Thank you Robert, one of my friends, Ellen, just sent me this glorious quote, I don’t know if you are familiar with the writing of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. If you are, you may have seen this before. β€œThe reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not β€˜get over’ the loss of a loved one, you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to be.”

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    1. Thank you Gina, and yes i’m feeling that way this week. and did you see the quote that Ellen had sent me. I don’t know if you are familiar with the writing of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. If you are, you may have seen this before. β€œThe reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not β€˜get over’ the loss of a loved one, you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to be.”

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      1. yes I am familiar with quote. I read more about grief now than I ever have. it is a beautiful one. we will heal dear Ivor. each with our own tools and devices with the help of good loving friends

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  3. Ivor,
    Love that the notes of grief and questioning end in tenderness and whimsy, hopeful to the core, mindful that the heart’s connection will never be lost. Beautifully worded.
    pax,
    dora

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  4. Such a deeply beautiful and moving tribute!
    I found myself writing of the moon this week as well…I haven’t even seen it, as I fall asleep early, but perhaps it has seen me… 🌝

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  5. Pass the tissues, please. Such a beautiful, powerful, and heart-touching poem. I hope you still find comfort and joy in the moon, Ivor. Carole is shining down on you. She loves to see you smile.
    πŸ™‚ 🌜 🌝 πŸŒ’ πŸ’œ
    A fave song! Such a great addition to your photo and poem.
    (((HUGS)))
    PATS and RUBS for Sir Frankie!
    PS…Are the irises a painting by Carole?

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