Moon Guitar

There you were in your purple sing song dress
and your yuequin joining in with it’s perfect tones
the vibrations of your voice against the thin light
of the moon throws blue shadows down
like ink deposits fraternising with the brown earth
who are you with your night song and your pretty
unearthly sweetness, miss songstress of the deepest
you charm our inner worlds with your tender
strumming and your eloquent brand of poetics
under the lunar sky so frequented with stars…
and as you sing, I notice a tiny bird shiver and
a little heart quiver, their solitudinal states
at one for now, brought together by the lucid
lovingness of your kind motion and when the
earth meets the sky and the sea bows to the
sun, we shall all be one again under the blanket
that comforts us all. Yearning as we do for
that one thing, that is treasured above all,
love. Love in it’s purest form creates visions
that are far brighter than any romantic gesture.
Love in it’s purest state divine free from all
motive and measure. It is within, it is without
we need only let go of all our intentions and
wear love as a garment.

Moon Guitar by Karin Taylor

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I wrote this poem after I was inspired by my painting Moon Guitar I believe a yuequin is a chinese mandolin, named for it’s moon shaped body.

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  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 2 years ago

    This was so lovely to read, indeed a real balm for any rattled nerves me thinks .xx

  • thanks dear KarenSue, what a lovely response, I always smile to see you xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    Poems about love in the world are always sweet to the ears. What a fine pair: poem and painting.

  • it’s a nice subject to dwell upon eh dear Frannie, so glad you thought it fine, hugs n thx xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful imagination IN THIS ART vs-a-vs poem ..super .I ENJOYED POEM TOO ..great work Karin ..Fav

  • thanks so much my friend, you are so kind, and it’s very much appreciated! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful read Karin.

  • aw thanks so very much Julie, I’m glad you liked it :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    I remembered that artwork immediately upon reading your title. And as I read through the poem, I remember how peaceful this image is; calming – isolated from the distress of today’s modern world. Both nature and music, as well the moon, have that kind of power xx

  • oh wow that’s terrific Mui-Ling… you have a powerful memory that’s for sure…. I’m so glad you like it, and thanks so much for your thoughtful and insightful look at it :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsabout 2 years ago

    Glorious to absorb Karin, I just adore your divine creations and the feelings that they bring to the fore. Hugs. xx

  • thank you so much Jane, I’m so happy you enjoy my work, and I yours… hugs xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverabout 2 years ago

    your words and drawings and artistic sense and photographic eye for that matter are all entwined to me…like one organic mind net…..amazing how you can cross platforms yet keep a true and clear character intact…i guess this is the sign of true vision and of a creative language that becomes no less then universal …bravo Karin “bravo”

  • Thank you so so much Loui, your comments mean so much to me, I really mean that. It’s very special to me to have such an accomplished artist view my work and give such beautiful insightful feedback, it’s soothing to my soul that searches wondering all the time whether I should be writing, drawing, painting etc, it’s fantastic to get that stamp of approval from someone like you, to say what you said, is I think more than I could ever have hoped for. You know, our family are the ones that usually tell us how proud they are of us and how great they thing we are, but it’s something different to receive praise like that from one of our contemporaries, and it’s like gold…….more precious than anything material…so thank you so much for taking the time with me and my art. I appreciate it incredibly much :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • thing should be *think lol

    – © Karin Taylor

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