The Moon’s Lullaby by Jeff Flesch

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The Moon’s Lullaby

by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor
site: https://jeffflesch.com/

moon night, I shine,

bottomless love is divine…

I had a conversation with the moon once. It was long ago, during a mist-covered evening, I was feeling quite lonely, and out of the ordinary. That evening the moon shined brighter than I’d ever seen.

It did almost feel like a dream.

As feelings arose in my chest, and tears began to trickle from the mist, I looked up, and called out, Moon, why is there ever doubt? Do tell me, please, what this life is all about.

At first, I heard nothing, dejected and sad, I turned my head to walk away, yet, instead, the moon did speak, and said,

“learn from the love gifted in the mist and stone, from the turtles and doves, their glow is the afterbirth of a love bestowed.”

Inconsequential it seemed to me at the time, yet upon reflection, and in the mirror this state did begin to dissipate; this dejection, floating aimlessly away, with the clouds on a river made of gold dust.

Oh, how proud I was to have been gifted this from the moon’s beautiful lullaby; a lullaby made of trust.

This poem was inspired by Gabriela Marie Milton’s poem, You Night.

@Jeff Flesch

Jeff grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where he works in Educational Leadership. Jeff’s interests and passions include personal and professional development, developing new ways to increase access to higher education, and creating inspiration, transformation, and more equity throughout society. You can read more of Jeff’s poetry at Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter.

Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Books:
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

55 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. gabychops dice:

    I love the moon, and I love your beautiful poem!!

    Joanna

    naturetails.blog

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I’m honored to know you loved this poem, Joanna. Ah! I too love the moon. Thank you for this lovely comment. 🌖

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  2. Timothy Price dice:

    Wonderful, Jeff. Congratulations.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Tim.

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  3. SelmaMartin dice:

    That moon. She’s a wise one. I’ve had a few heart-to-hearts 😉 with her. 💜
    Thanks for telling me what she told you.
    And hey, Jeff. Congrats. Masticadores— wow! Amazing place to be. 👏 👏

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Ahh, yes, the moon is wise indeed, and I bet you have, Selma. There’s so much to learn from nature, and it is so much fun. 🌖 Thank you so much for the congrats and for being here. 💜

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  4. Love this, Jeff. Congratulations .💕💕💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dear Grace. 💕

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      1. You are so welcome, my friend.💕

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  5. Such a beautiful talk and message from the moon and nature Jeff so beautifully shared. Love your inspiration inspired by Gabriela’s poem.
    We need all of these reminders of truth and love right now. Wonderfully written and shared my friend. 💖

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you for this lovely comment, Cindy. Makes my heart so happy. 💖💖

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      1. my heart is singing with yours my friend and you’re so welcome! 💖🌈🙏

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  6. L.K. Latham dice:

    Love a good prose poem!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Ah! Thank you so much, L.K.

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  7. Beautiful Jeff. Really lovely.

    “learn from the love gifted in the mist and stone, from the turtles and doves, their glow is the afterbirth of a love bestowed.”

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so very much, Bella.

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  8. What an inspiring piece. I felt the gracious response of the moon flowing down right through my heart with a great measure of optimism. Oh the moon, a source of hope and inspiration. Your use of images is stunning, Jeff. This one is sure a hit out of the ballpark. The message is clear and the style is indubitably great. ❤❤❤

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Oh my, what a lovely comment, dear Lamittan. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always begin here. It means the world. ❤️❤️

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      1. Feel most welcome, dear Jeff. Always a pleasure. 🙏❤🙏

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  9. K.Hartless dice:

    A beautiful gift from above, and now you share it with us through your words. Thank you, Jeff. 💜

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      A gift indeed. The moon is so awe inspiring. Thank you so much for this lovely comment, K. 💜

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      1. K.Hartless dice:

        You’re very welcome.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Dawn!

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  10. The moon is a crooner and you are its most sensitive scribe..all the answers to what is Life…don’t make sense at the moment…but if you look inside (as you do so well Jeff) you can translate this message of mercy for the rest of us.. Subtle, tender and full of moonlight feelings.. Congratulations my friend on another stellar poem on this esteemed site.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Oh, Karima, your words land right in my heart where they will forever remain. I’m honored and humbled by your words. Thank you for this gift of a comment on this beautiful afternoon, my dear friend. Wishing you a blessed and blissful weekend. ❤️

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  11. The message of Love carried by the Moon, makes it hard to register that this is prose, this is poetic beauty at its best. «their glow is the afterbirth of a love bestowed.» I trust the Moon to say this and for you to translate it as gorgeously as it is conveyed. The Moon is a companion to many a heart warriors, guiding their journeys with its borrowed and soothing light, bringing healing to all those aching spaces within. «a lullaby made of trust» – this is so beautifully said – the peace felt is such, the gift is that innocent good night’s sleep.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      The ways in which you interpret my poems and reflect them back to me always leaves me breathless, Pragalbha. Your comment has made my day. It’s such a wonderful treat to share ones inner light, and to have it understood as you always do, makes the Love that surrounds these spaces a gift. Thank you for always resonating with me. 🙏🤍

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      1. It is always such a joy to immerse and engage with your poems Jeff. And added happiness to know that my reflections have landed closer to your intended expression. You are so welcome truly 🙏🏼💛

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  12. beth dice:

    lovely, dreamy, moon poem –

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Beth. 🌖

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  13. Michele Lee dice:

    Thank you, Jeff, for gifting us with your enchanting lullaby. A lovely read at the beginning of my evening, when the moon is making its appearance. 🌔

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      It’s an honor and pleasure to convey what comes up for me today, especially in regard to our beautiful moon. 🌖 As we have clear skies tonight, I will get many a glimpse and I look forward to them. Thank you Michele for this lovely comment and acknowledgment. 💖

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      1. Michele Lee dice:

        A steady source of inspiration – the magical moon, that you have so eloquently captured with your pen. 🥰 You are welcome, Jeff. 😊

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  14. Sadje dice:

    Beautiful thoughts and words Jeff. Excellent poetry

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Sadje. 🌖💛

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  15. The moon is a beautiful thing Jeff! I’m so happy that it answered your questions, alleviated your doubts and won your trust!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much for this lovely comment, Dominic!! 🌖

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      1. Most welcome Jeff!

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  16. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is beautiful Jeff. Congratulations on your new publication. I love the title too. The moon is quite the unusual yet ever present romantic and magical gift. Sending big hugs and love. 🤗🤗❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Joni. The moon is all of those things, I completely agree. 🌖 Much love and many hugs to you too. 🤗🤗❤️❤️

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        My pleasure Jeff. Thanks for the love and hugs. We can never have too much of either. Have a blessed weekend. ❤️🤗🦋

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  17. This is beautiful, Jeff! ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Punam! ❤️

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      1. My pleasure, my friend. ❤️

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  18. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Thank you so much, Joni. The moon is all of those things, I completely agree. 🌖 Much love and many hugs to you too. 🤗🤗❤️❤️

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  19. Ingrid dice:

    How wonderful to have a conversation with the moon! I am sure s/he has much wisdom to share 🌝

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  20. Jaya Avendel dice:

    The gentle rhyme of the opening lines pulled me straight into this beautiful dialogue!

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  21. Jane Aguiar dice:

    Who is alone on the path of loneliness without any basis. The moon becomes the companion of this person and all this is known only to him who feels loneliness.

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  22. Anita Bacha dice:

    So sweet a lullaby.
    Reading you, I recall my last moon talk
    ‘ I talk to the moon about us
    The moon listens without a hush…’
    Anyways yours is a beautiful poem.
    Possibly one night you and I and the moon can sing a lullaby together, Jeff!

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  23. Terveen Gill dice:

    There’s always love and hope where we wish to see and find it. Nothing is impossible if the heart and mind are in agreement. It could vary from person to person but the outcome must be positive. A lovely writing format, Jeff. I love it. 🙂

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