Orbs of Light – Sun & Moon

Borrowed Glory

Shining in my glory
You charm the lovesick couples?
Thus spoke sun to moon



As big star goes down
Little bro moon shows its face
Keeping our hopes alive

(sunset from my backyard and moon coming up from the front)

© 2016 Alka Girdhar

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These are my two haiku written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 93
The two words provided were: Sun & Moon

Today I attempted haiku poems after a long time. I’m not very good at it, I thought.
But then what am I good at? I wondered. I wrote. I let it be…

9 thoughts on “Orbs of Light – Sun & Moon

  1. Two beautiful poems, Alka. I love how you entwined the notion of love and comradship in the two. “spoke sun to moon” Very nice. The two big stars in the sky charming one another 😀 In a way, looking at your photos and then at your words, in a way the sun and moon take turns sto watch over this planet that we live on…and in way, we are never really alone in this world. Always in a relationship 😀

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    • Thanks Mabel! Sun (or the sun) is indeed moon’s comrade; albeit critically so as if obliging Mr moon for its borrowed gleam and shine that moon uses to impress and heal others. But even with that attitude, sun is still giving. And yet, as in the second haiku, the two are better comrades or brothers who…well… as you so beautifully said, ‘take turns to watch over’ us earthlings. It’s all cyclical…in nature as well as in our personal lives. Comes and goes but something is always there if we look closely enough 🙂

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    • Yes, that’s an easy way out and sometimes good for self-esteem. Here sun is being questioning but, you are right, in fact he/it is happy with the way things are going. He shines even when he is not around.


  2. Lovely thoughts and wonderful pics!
    Moon has always stolen the heart of poets…moonlit nights evoke beautiful thoughts.
    Moon steals the show! despite the glower of the sun!!


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