In Moonlight

by Sunita Khedekar

by Sunita Khedekar

Half-moon lights only tips
of my face–eyes, nose, circle
of lips–in silvery white.
Cerulean eyes dyed
deep as a sapphire stone.
Where fronds escape
moon’s reflected light,
edges are darkened, indigo.
Azure is absent in the night,
where only stars are lit.
Here, before dawn dusts
the sky, am I, profiled
as chiseled ice sculpture,
my secrets frozen in blue.


Written for
Color me Spring (based on painting by Sunita Khedekar)

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to In Moonlight

  1. Grace says:

    my secrets frozen in blue. – I like the ending and play of blue hues: indigo, cerulean, sapphire, azure ~

    Thanks for linking up ~ Have a good weekend ~


  2. obzervashunal says:

    fantastic poem… I also love the blue imagery, the almost ‘alien’ feel to this…


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