Wishing on the Moon

The Immortal Chang’e

Xi closed her eyes and gently rubbed the ancient ring on her left index finger.

As she drew a long breath, a strange sensation took over. She felt that she was falling deeper and deeper…

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Legend of the Moon

StellarChallenge-LegendoftheMoon

The moon hang low over the horizon. Night falls and there is no stopping from the impending daylight.

Unusually brighter, bigger and bathed in mustard yellow shade, today I observed shadows of dark craters.

Is it true you are hiding the dark side of you?

You are mysterious.

You change into ethereal clothes: cold silver, tinged yellow, burnt orange, pitch black, in your fantasy colour palette.

You pull and push tirelessly the tides of fate.

You spin the interstellar space casting umbra onto us, the darkness of eclipse.

You wax and wane quietly through the ages of men, fueled with legends.

You age with grace yet you stay youthful as millenniums passed.

Mark my wonders as I perceive you to be the one and only.

And I whisper : Do you know the universe’s secrets?


This short writing is inspired by the big, yellow crescent I saw yesterday night & my perception of the moon, and in response to Stellar and Lunar Roundup #5 (June 18) about perspective.

Stellar and Lunar challenge is hosted by Sarah once a week every Thursday on her blog tuckedintoacorner.