Distant Moonbeams and Scattering Scintillations

Ghazal Poem

A.H. Mehr
Write Under the Moon
2 min readJun 8, 2024


A beautiful night landscape with moonbeam/illumination against a dark background.
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I feel a lingering angst, and — “let me not say grief” — a whole emptiness daily.
From the edges of my eyes, I envisage a tired and sleeping shadowiness daily!

Despite distant moonbeams and lamentations/despite scattering scintillations,
I’m conscious of all these passing moments in time and their helplessness daily!

I hear a vexatious laughter of melancholies and their distracted companions.
I hear some freezing aeolian tones in the vacant avenues of ordinariness daily!

While coarse arrows pierce our hearts, and they’re stuck for perpetual eternity,
unique rich emotions, of — fear/passion/pride — still have this solitariness daily!

As if my own thoughts aren’t enough/as if my own burdens aren’t enough,
I shed tears for the destitute who seem lost in the high debris of darkness daily!

Meditations amid kind/dark heartwood chips burning gently, and the freeing
fragrances — like captives fleeing prisons — liberate me of my listlessness daily!



A.H. Mehr
Write Under the Moon

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