What light from yonder window shone?

I sat in darkness

to rest my sore eyes.

The curtains were open.

Darkness reigned outside.


Then I saw a slanting light

come out of the night sky

appear through a lit up

giant Ash Tree.


It was a watery Moon

firing rays of light

that came flooding through

the window pane.


I watched the spectacle

in wonder for a while.

Then the moon

circled out of sight.

And darkness prevailed once more.

◄ Curse of social distancing

Imagination running wild ►


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Abdul Ahmad

Tue 11th Aug 2020 12:20

Shifa welcome back.

You don't strike me as a person who would suffer from the fear of missing out.

Your generous support has not diminished by your absence.

Thank you always.

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Shifa Maqba

Tue 11th Aug 2020 11:01

This comment isn't exclusive to this poem, but all the poems that you've penned this week. Having been away from WOL for almost a week (which is a long time for me) reading your poems makes for an extremely therapeutic experience to offset the major FOMO I'd been having.

Thoroughly rejuvenating! Each poem more immersive than the other.

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Abdul Ahmad

Mon 10th Aug 2020 17:21

Stephen a full moon shining through trees is a magical sight to behold.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 10th Aug 2020 17:11

There is something special about a moon shining through a tree.

Good one.

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Abdul Ahmad

Mon 10th Aug 2020 08:35

Keith thank you for your generous commentary on this poem; and, your gift of the red rose is much appreciated.

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Abdul Ahmad

Mon 10th Aug 2020 08:33

Paul yes its worthy of being binned.

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keith jeffries

Sun 9th Aug 2020 22:31


This poem has a special quality, seldom found these days, whereby the reader is immediately brought into the scene with the writer.

Thank you for this


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Paul Sayer

Sun 9th Aug 2020 22:15

I think I'll just bin that comment. 😉

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Abdul Ahmad

Sun 9th Aug 2020 20:19

Paul I'm sure that you're aware of the source of one word associated with madness. I won't say more.

Thanks for the like again.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 9th Aug 2020 20:13

Abdul, you can't beat a bit of mooning.

err. I think I need to rephrase that... 'Moon gazing'

Joyful read
Thank you.

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