Run to the Moon

Day 11 of 28 Days of Unreason

“I’m unsure if all of me returned” – Jim Harrison

From our moonlit walk
where we cast shadows below
scattered tear-stained stars
and hearts on sleeves etched in seams
when we ran to the moon
I ran away with you.



Photo – L. Burton


dVerse – Open Link Night.


15 comments on “Run to the Moon

  1. Simply stunning ! I’m loving this series,

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    • colorfulpen says:

      Thank you, Nigel! It’s been quite inspiring. I did struggle with this one a little bit though because two different ideas fought for their place on the page. In the end, this one won. I might work on the other idea some more, too.

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    Running to the moon and running away with someone are pretty much the same thing. And the return, thinking back on the Harrison quote, would probably not bring all of one back, but could bring back even more.

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  3. jillys2016 says:

    This line is so unique – hearts on sleeves etched in seams. Love that! The quote flows effortlessly into the first line; this is super. Oh, and that photo is simply beautiful! Love that little fleck of moon and those pink clouds.

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  4. There’s no way anyone goes to the moon and comes back with everything intact. Just lovely.

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  5. The trip to and fro is fraught, but worth every second.

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  6. I think that at times like these ‘more’ of us returns…we just don’t see it at the moment it occurs.

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    • colorfulpen says:

      Sure. For me, the ‘hearts on sleeves’ leave so much of us ‘everywhere’, which is part of what I was trying to convey, but then the ‘running to the moon’ leaves us on this high. I can see there’d maybe be more on the return, but still feel there’d be parts of us left out there, too. Thanks for reading, Paul. Appreciate it.

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  7. Paul always seems to have wise input. I agree “more” is the result of any life journey.


  8. Bodhirose says:

    Anything to do with the moon captivates me somehow. I like Paul’s input too and can see how we leave something of ourselves on our journeys and certainly bring something back as well. Lovely poem that got us thinking.

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  9. colorfulpen says:

    Me too. Thank you, Gayle.


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