On Golden Surface

Written for:  Sunday Muse #75


Little girl stands
on golden tracks
of moon. Across
a long distance, people
are trying to climb
ladders, but they
fold, slide, will
not stay in one
place. One man
is hoisting himself
up by thick ropes.
Are they trying to
climb up the side
of the sun?  Isn’t
it too hot?  Maybe
the ladders are melting.
This place is beautiful
enough.  Little girl stands
on golden tracks
of moon, content.
She wants to live
here forever.


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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21 Responses to On Golden Surface

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    Your poem is golden Sara! Capturing a mystical image perfectly!


  2. wyndolynne says:

    Love the way you give her such a different point of view and make this a peaceful image.


  3. That would be a hot climb, indeed. The sun is such a scorching fellow. Can’t blaming the child for not wanting to move.


  4. Truedessa says:

    On the edge of a dream she find contentment.


  5. Sometimes contentment is good… better than burning and like Icarus falling.


  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    Such an interesting interpretation of the photo. Well said!


  7. Susie Clevenger says:

    Contentment where you are…that is a gift. Love the poem!


  8. Regina Diana Phillips says:

    I love your take on this prompt, the happiness she feels and the desire to stay put. Lovely!


  9. Sherry Marr says:

    I love her standing on golden tracks of moon.


  10. Misky says:

    It’s interesting how this image is interpreted so differently. Some think this girl has found utopia, or a dream, and I just keep worrying that if she doesn’t find some shade she’s going to succumb to climate change.


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