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Tidal Lullabyes

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Tidal Lullabyes

The man in the moon
changes position,
showering my eyes
with a moon dust of
tidal lullabyes.

Slumber takes hold,
dreamscapes unfold,
and the girl walks
towards an edge
I cannot
reach, before
stormy waves
grasp and

is stored
within two
flights moving
in opposite
directions, as
once again, we
feel the distance.

I wonder if in
another lifetime,
we find tickets for
the same outbound flight,
soaring towards dawn.

March 28th, 2012

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  1. Date: 7/1/2012 2:04:00 PM
    Sent you same mails in hp and email....

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 7:24:00 PM
    The precipice, the ledge, the edge of conflicting two. Soaring towards their dawn, will time see them through. Only their ticking clocks, will determine their fate, whilst maybe in their minds, they never passed the departure gate <> Have a lovely Sunday Chris, and many thanks for your always kind words <> Chowa :) :)

  1. Date: 4/18/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Very charmingly clever.

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 11:11:00 AM
    The girl seems to be reaching for the edge.. that's a very far place you can 't reach in this place..I hope you both reach sunrise at the same time and in the same place on that one way ticket to the moon :)

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 9:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Chris! Your DH flows so smoothly I forgot I was reading a DH. Well done and a must for my faves. Rhonda :))

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 1:37:00 PM
    You did well with this format. congratulations on your win, Mike

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 5:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest Chris. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 8:47:00 PM
    Coming back here to say congrats to you, Chris! Yup, still reads like a charm for me :D --btw might send you soupmail after ;)

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 5:53:00 PM
    Great work Chris. Congratulations. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 4:29:00 PM
    congrats Chris on an awesome write and win for DH contest.. luv the man in the moon beginning .. always a treat to delve into your inner sanctum luv..

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 4:11:00 PM
    Congratulations, Chris, on your win in my Hexaverse contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 1:56:00 PM
    Beautiful Chris, just enough said to keep romance alive and hope for a future reunion. You write such great poems that always shine with your imagination! :)

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 5:09:00 PM
    I don't usually congratulate poets on a victory until after the contest is scored...ha ha ha...I was playin off your words earlier today...This is a crescendo of the the last great poem you wrote for the NINETTE contest that I adored...Yes, I hope these 2 meet at a terminal headed for the most spectacular sunset of their lives! Grrrrreat work, Chris! :) :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 2:19:00 PM
    :) Love the way the moon dust falls as the man in the moon changes position. You took the theme much deeper in the second half. I felt the pain of two souls headed in opposite directions when they should be together. Terrific entry for the contest! Winning wishes for you, Chris. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 1:26:00 PM
    lovely hexaverse, Chris. The stanza breaks are relative to each writer, it makes no difference to me. Hugs, Catie :)

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 3/29/2012 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 12:13:00 PM
    I was actually wondering the same thing? I also noticed how you didn't separate your stanzas like in the examples....I formatted mine to help with the flow (I think)....hmm maybe we can ask Catie? I think I will ask her :)

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 3/29/2012 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Check out Catie's comment above for the answer.
  1. Date: 3/29/2012 9:51:00 AM
    Wow, Chris...This is so beautifully written...keep hoping for that flight. Onto my favs :)

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 3/29/2012 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Christine, thank you kindly for your encouragement :D
  1. Date: 3/29/2012 7:35:00 AM
    This is breathtaking! I am in awe!! Very beautifully written Christopher!!!!! Hugs

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 3/29/2012 1:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tracie, I am very glad that you enjoy this poem!
  1. Date: 3/29/2012 5:35:00 AM
    i'm going to have to try this form Chris, this is excellent hope it's for the contest. harry

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 3/29/2012 1:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Harry-san. Yes, please do make an attempt at writing in this form. It was an enjoyable experience for me.
  1. Date: 3/29/2012 1:03:00 AM
    Oh ooops, forget I asked that question-- I see you used "towards" here-- and I should've known, with the British English that you are inclined to using... & yup, you're right, I can't find too much other info about the use of that preposition...btw lemme know if you want to play the fave game again, haha boy oh boy, now I know how I can get a bunch of faves-- kidding :D! Thanks again :)! Seriously, you got me reading this beauty again and it's growing on me & am loving it even more, if that's even possible ;)

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 3/29/2012 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you nikko for the reinforcement. Yes, I will simply go with my initial instinct.