The Moon – can I have a piece?

25 Sep

THE MOON – can I have a piece?


Can I have a piece of moon, mom?


Oh, what for son?


I just need a tiny bit,

Maybe a narrow crescent.

I will keep her with me

And when I feel gloomy

I will look at her resplendence

Try to soak her cheer,

And be happy.


Would she not feel lonely here with you son?


Oh, no, She would not feel so.

I will show her the terra,

The magnificent affairs of our dwell,

That makes our earth glorious.


The trees, the bees, the butterflies,

The nectar of the pinkest flowers,

Sweeter than the heavenly rivers.

The woods, the spring, the fishes,

She can visit them all, who envy her beauty,

And be the queen amongst them.

She will be happy.


Only a part, just the crescent? Not the full moon?

Son, would she not wonder why she is not wholly here?


She will understand.

There are many sonny,

Who are in love with her,

They would all need her too.


A piece, a crescent is sufficient,

To keep a lad cheerful.

Not fair to want all of her,

Other men from afar worlds,

With even no moon and powerful sights,

Would want her and envy me too.

So, only a part and I am fair, is for me.


Son, she would wonder why you brought her here?


The reflections of her sisters, the stars,

On the brook in our backyard,

In the calm of the night when she rises.

Like diamonds scattered around a silver plate,

She will view herself and her companions.

The beauty, unparalleled,

The calm and peace felt only then,


And the knowledge will dawn on her,

Of my need to have her with me.


Yes, son. I will get you a piece.



8 Responses to “The Moon – can I have a piece?”

  1. Jingle September 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    how romantic thinking,
    beautiful sentiments and well penned poem.

    • The Alchemist September 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

      Thanks for commenting. Keep visiting.

  2. Vidya September 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm #


    • The Alchemist September 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

      Thanks Vidya. Sometimes kids have strange requests, but the way they justify it totally bowles us over 🙂

  3. Howard Roark September 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Awesome!!! 🙂

    • The Alchemist September 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

      Thanks HR 🙂

  4. narasimhan October 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    amazing,just amazing.
    The beauty of a child’s way of convincing,and how a mother gets paralyzed by it however illogical it may be,has been brought out subtly.

    its just wonderful.

    • The Alchemist October 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

      Thanks 🙂
      It was on a day we sat and gazed and gazed and had nothing better to do with our lives that such lunacy decided to manifest its beautiful poetry.
      So, lesson? Do nothing!
      Ha Ha 🙂

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