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The Moth

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The Moth


The moon shines brightly on my wooden porch,
as shadows dance from trees swayed by the breeze.
Alone, I sit beneath the glowing torch-
shaped light, relaxed and feeling much at ease.

Above, an open window on the right
and wind-swept curtains catch my eye, and so
a flicker came in view so near the light.
Alone, a moth is drawn inside the glow.

I wondered why a moth is drawn to flame.
Why does the mystery of light attract
the need to endlessly pursue the game
of fluttered wings that seem to interact,

like overwhelming magnets to light’s beam,
into a world of some eternity.
It seems to feel a mystery unseen
beyond the brilliant rays that it can see.

I turned to view the moon up in the sky,
a peaceful light to which I’m lured to know
what mysteries exist beyond my eye.
Alone, my soul is drawn inside the glow.


Sandra M. Haight

~1st Place~
Contest: Maytime Standard Contest
Sponsor: Brian Strand
Judged: 05/16/2017

~1st Place~
Contest: Screwed VI
Sponsor: Rob Carmack
Judged: 09/27/2015

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Date: 5/16/2017 5:02:00 PM
Great ending stanza Sandra..Congrats on your win
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/21/2017 6:48:00 PM
Thank you again, Joseph, for your encouraging comment and congratulations. Sandra
Date: 5/16/2017 9:07:00 AM
Well-written, very thought provoking, Sandra Congrats on your win! Janice
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/21/2017 6:48:00 PM
Thank you once again, Janice, for your visit and so supportive comment and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/16/2017 7:11:00 AM
This is lovely, Sandra. I like your observation of the moth, and the parallel you draw to you watching the moon. Congrats on your win.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/21/2017 6:47:00 PM
Thank you once again, Agnes. I love metaphors! I appreciate your visit and supportive comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/28/2015 6:50:00 AM
A delight to read this again many congrats Sandra:-) hugs jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/28/2015 2:26:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by to read it again, and for your congrats. Much appreciated, Jan. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/28/2015 12:37:00 AM
Congrats on ur superb win with this awesome write Sandra!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/28/2015 4:04:00 PM
Thank you, Dr. Upma. So nice of you to stop by with our nice comment and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/27/2015 6:55:00 PM
The flapping of the moth around the lights is kind of hypnotizing to me.The angle to the light source changes as a moth flies by since it isn't natural light. This confuses the poor thing. Congratulations on your win!!! Hugs Eve
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/28/2015 4:05:00 PM
Hi Eve, poor confused moth...didn't know this. Thank you for stopping by with your congrats! Much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/27/2015 4:18:00 PM
Love your poem it wouldn't be all that good if it were not Sandra...was great to see you back.....a while now...but still....
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/28/2015 4:07:00 PM
Hi Judy, thanks for your visit and nice comment, and for your welcome back. Having a little more time to spend here now, but not as much as I'd like! Thanks again, hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/27/2015 9:17:00 AM
Sandra, congratulations on your 1st place win:-) Alexis
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/28/2015 4:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Alexis. I truly appreciate your visits and support. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/27/2015 8:40:00 AM
Congrats on your first place win Sandra!
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Date: 11/20/2014 2:31:00 PM
Thanks for the visit to my page..I am sorry to be so long in responding back..Life has been a little different lately..Sara..Congrats on this win..
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/22/2014 2:53:00 PM
Thank you again, Sara, for taking time to stop by with your congratulations! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/19/2014 4:53:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this amazing poem Sandra. I can't believe I missed this. 7
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/19/2014 5:07:00 PM
Hi Brenda, thank you so much. It was fun to work on. Was gone all day- a lot of PS comments and replies to catch up on! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/18/2014 6:34:00 PM
Congrats, Sandra, on your win with this beautiful poem! Hugs, Rhonda
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/19/2014 5:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Rhonda. It was nice of you to stop by with your nice comment and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/18/2014 12:15:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats:-) hugs jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/19/2014 5:08:00 PM
H Jan, thanks so much! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/17/2014 9:15:00 PM
Congratulations Sandra on your win. This is a fav for me.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/19/2014 5:09:00 PM
Maurice, thank you once more for your kind support. Sandra
Date: 11/5/2014 4:45:00 PM
Reads like a winner to me..Way to go for the contest..We are drawn to light as well as the moth..I do wonder why?..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/5/2014 6:45:00 PM
Hi Sara, you're welcome, and thank you for your supportive comment on my poem. Sandra
Date: 11/3/2014 5:32:00 PM
You've done justice to your pen as always, Sandra. My very favorite line is...your last one. Nice one! Enjoyed your poem! Good luck in the contest! ;) xxxx D.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/4/2014 9:00:00 AM
Hi Dorian, thank you so much for your nice comment and best wishes for the contest. So happy you like my poem.
Date: 11/3/2014 5:31:00 PM
I love the connection between the moon and your eye......and the moth to the light! What a wonderful poem...I am sure this will do well ....just what Craig is looking for!!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/4/2014 9:02:00 AM
Thank you, Carrie, I really appreciate your feedback and encouraging comments. Sandra
Date: 11/3/2014 5:18:00 PM
wonderful imagery and rhyme Sandra and you have excelled in covering all the elements for the contest - good luck I hope this does well for you:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/4/2014 9:04:00 AM
Thank you, Jan. It was fun to work on for sure. I always appreciate your nice comments and well wishes. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/3/2014 5:14:00 PM
The unseen is more of a reality then what we can see and touch! Great poem!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/4/2014 9:04:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, David, and for your nice comment. Sandra
Date: 11/3/2014 2:21:00 PM
Wow, what a great form, what a great creation, you are putting in all the ingredients and coming out with a masterpiece. well done
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/3/2014 5:01:00 PM
Hello Casarah, thanks for stopping by with your encouraging comment! Sandra