The Sky Held a Secret

 

'Moon_Path,_Freighter_in_Distance'_by_Lionel_Walden

Moon Path, Freighter in Distanceย by Lionel Walden, oil on canvas

 

The sky held a secret,

and also, the land–

they told it to the birds,

who scattered it on the sand,

 

the waves swept it seaward,

and dolphins carried it away,

but they sang about it in their songs

until the sun heard them one day.

 

He sang it to his sister moon

(while on his lyre a-strumming)

and you might learn the secret, too . . .

just listen to the moonโ€™s fierce humming.

 

I’m having one of those days, and so, I decided I needed whimsy. This is for my secrets prompt on dVerse.

 

 

65 thoughts on “The Sky Held a Secret

  1. So lovely!

    “the waves swept it seaward,

    and dolphins carried it away,

    but they sang about it in their songs

    until the sun heard them one day.”

    Gorgeous imagery. Fantastic piece.

  2. I love a bit of whimsy, Merril, and your sky-held secret. I especially enjoyed the moonโ€™s fierce humming and the lines:
    โ€˜โ€ฆdolphins carried it away,
    but they sang about it in their songs
    until the sun heard them one dayโ€™.

  3. kaykuala

    and you might learn the secret, too . . .
    just listen to the moonโ€™s fierce humming.

    It must be fascinating. The man on the moon may have been drowning his sorrows with angry sounds

    Hank

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