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The Sun and Moon

Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  

It's Really Quite Simple

Does everything have to be so complicated to matter these days? I asked myself this question after writing this poem and letting my daughter read it for conformation. My daughter being a very talented writer herself, told me this poem had no substance, no really unique quality to the words, or the story. So, I thought about this for a while, because though she is young, fifteen to be exact, she is the smartest person I know, and that is no joke. My daughter will be an extremely successful person one day no doubt.

After much deliberation and reading my poem over and over, I decided to keep it the way it was;no disrespect for my daughter's opinion. I do believe she made a valid observation. However, I realized I liked it for just what she thought it lacked. I liked its simplicity.

When I came up with the words in this poem, it was after a morning of awakening and looking up out of the window. The sun was shining in on my face, and the wind was blowing ever so calm outside. I love to lay in that position and wander off to happy thoughts. And it came to me that I also do this at night when the moon is shining above while bringing those beautiful hues through my window. It does actually relax me enough to sleep. After my morning of delight, I got up and started typing. It was easy. It was simple. The words did come right out of me, and I finished this within thirty minutes of starting. I think I knew it was rather simple before I even asked for the opinion, but I still felt close to what I had put down. It was, after all, how I felt looking out my window.

I don't know about any of you reading this, but I like everything in its simple beauty. I like, sometimes, having a simple thought and writing it down. I think life has lost a lot of its simple value. It's too fast now, too materialistic, and too competitive. We have lost being happy with simple conversation. We don't take the time to marvel at the beauty of nature or the beauty of a thoughtful moment. Oh yes, I do know we have to roll with the changes. We have to keep up in a world that is forever changing in the way we go about everyday life. There is, indeed, many distractions to keep our eyes off the simple things that in the past would relax us and help us through our day.

As it is, I will be leaving this poem just like I wrote it, with that feeling of simple attached to the words and the vision. I have attached other things along with this poem that are beautiful but simple like; the songs, and the poems by Robert Frost. Mr. Frost had a very simple but inspiring vision, in my opinion. The two poems I placed here are short and sweet, but leaves a reader with a great feeling. He is one of my favorite poets, and I wanted to share his simple beauty from his point of view to go along with mine. I hope you enjoy the poems and music. I hope you have a great distraction from this busy world. :)


Morning's Birth

Purposely positioned above

my head, the window outside

to this world we live.

Thus I notice the big tall tree; it

seems to look down in on


The rustling of its leaves sways

and swings, as the branches

open up to bring sunshine in.

Upon my face that golden glow,

it breathes life into me from

morning’s birth.

A sigh then tickles my nose a

twitch, as I now remember realities


The day of routine begins to

scurry by, and I glance around

wanting to find, that little piece

of beauty divine.


Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day,

Nothing gold can stay.

~Robert Frost


Moonlight's Magic

At dusk, I start to anticipate

my position, of lying in bed

looking up out my window.

The starry night that

twinkles magic in, I

close my eyes to my own

fantasy Zen.

The moonlight which will

beam through my old

friend tree, will burst the

night’s magic within me.

It shoots moon dust into

my soul, so I can nestle

down deep in my bed

and drift off.


The Freedom Of The Moon

I've tried the new moon tilted in the air
Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster
As you might try a jewel in your hair.
I've tried it fine with little breadth of luster,
Alone, or in one ornament combining
With one first-water start almost shining.

I put it shining anywhere I please.
By walking slowly on some evening later,
I've pulled it from a crate of crooked trees,
And brought it over glossy water, greater,
And dropped it in, and seen the image wallow,
The color run, all sorts of wonder follow.

~Robert Frost

A Simple Question...

© 2015 Missy Smith


Missy Smith (author) from Florida on January 16, 2018:

Thank you, Shyron. Sometimes I wonder if anyone will truly like my poetry, or even relate to it without judgement.

It is without question that I write my poems from my heart, and my own perspective. They are dark and sad at times, even so, I think I put some inspiration into some of them.

These two poems are purposely simplistic in the nature of finding a peace within myself. I find myself writing what I need sometimes, and then other times just what I’m feeling or have felt before. They are all a part of the person I am. :) Thank you so much!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 14, 2018:

Missy, I love, simply love your poetry

It is simply beautiful no mystery

Every writer should write simplistically

To make it simple every emotion to see



Blessings always my friend

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on January 19, 2016:

Thank you so much, Alicia. Moon dust entering the soul is such a beautiful thought, and exactly my thought when I wrote that line. Simplicity of looking up at the moon and stars is also a beautiful thing. I just feel we all need to stop and enjoy the more simplistic things in this world we take for granted. :)

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 18, 2016:

I love the thought of moon dust entering the soul! I always enjoy reading about nature. Thank you for sharing your poems. I appreciate the theme of simple beauty very much. Robert Frost's poetry is lovely, too.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on January 08, 2016:

Thanks Swalia. They are simple poems, but I like simplicity. :)

Shaloo Walia from India on January 08, 2016:

Lovely poems Missy! Something different this time and these convey a sense of peace and calm.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 29, 2015:

Thank you, and I will definitely follow you as well. Happy New Year!!

Sunkesner from Philippines on December 29, 2015:

Another good poem from you! One thing is certain, I'll follow you.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 19, 2015:

Thank you Emi Sue. And yes, do that. Always make your children a part of your life in every sense. Of course, you deserve privacy as well, but when it's something like your writing, I think it is a good idea to bring them into your world. It will give them a feeling that you speak to them on a respected level. As they get older, they will love and be proud of that.

Emily Lantry from Tennessee on December 17, 2015:

I thought your poem was wonderful. It was very genuine.

Also, in your opening you mentioned that the words seemed to flow out of you. When I write poetry I feel like that most of the time. Normally when I write poetry I just turn the page and very, very rarely look back at it.

Maybe when my daughter gets older I can share it with her, as you do.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 13, 2015:

That's a great compliment. I want it to be just that; a vivid image. :) Thanks Surabhi.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 13, 2015:

Yes, this is so true. She writes as well, and I feel her style differs from mine, so she kind of just states it in her own view as if she wrote it. Which is not wrong, but not really the right way to analyze another's work. Honestly, that is what I hate about an editor. No offense to editors, it's just they sometimes only go by the book of principles on editing, and if it doesn't suit the rules of that, then they criticize it. I hate to say it, but I think she would probably make a really great editor for a publishing company. lol....

Surabhi Kaura on December 13, 2015:

A vivid image painted. So lovely!

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on December 12, 2015:

No disrespect to your daughter's op[inion, but she hasn't lived nearly as long as you, nor walked a mile in your shoes. You see, opinions vary greatly, as does nature...

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 07, 2015:

Well, it does seem like my poetry served the purpose I hoped it would. By your comment, you expressed exactly what type of feeling I wanted readers to walk away with after reading these poems, Chitrangada. Pure and simple peace! :)

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 07, 2015:

Beautiful hub, interesting introduction and presentation of the hub! Both the Sun and the Moon in your poems are beautifully expressed with lovely pictures and videos.

The gentle Sun of the morning and the peaceful Moon of the night, both inspire me immensely and I love to watch them for inner peace and calmness.

The beauty of your poem is in its simplicity. Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub!

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 06, 2015:

Me too Gypsy. The night along with the moon and stars has always been the most magical for me. Thanks for reading my poems. :)

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 06, 2015:

Lovely, lovely poetry, great imagery. I simply love the romance of the moon.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 06, 2015:

Thanks Manatita for all the information. :)

manatita44 from london on December 06, 2015:

Well, the market has opened up. You can simply publish them if you know how, otherwise post a question on Q &A's and see if someone will help. It can be done like an e-book and on kindle or by one of these cheap sites that offer help.The other way is also doable, but they will charge probably 800 - 1000 $. Once the fee is paid, they will do the rest. Much Love.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 06, 2015:

Thanks for reading this Dana. :)

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 06, 2015:

Thank you so much, livingelysian. :)

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 06, 2015:

Thank you, Paula. It is such a peaceful moment in time when you can just relax and look up at the sky. :)

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on December 05, 2015:

The images are beautiful and I loved the poems and the descriptive words you chose.

Elysia Valdivia from Loveland, Colorado on December 05, 2015:

So lovely. Thank you for your words.

Suzie from Carson City on December 05, 2015:

Missy.....Lovely, calming poetry. Gives me a look back when in my younger days, I spent hours in silence looking at the sky for inspiration. Mostly, I needed comfort & reason to face another day or think about the day just ending.

Beautiful. I love this work.....and the music. Peace, Paula

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 05, 2015:

Thank you, billybuc. I am really thrilled you like my poems. I respect your opinion so much. :) Many Blessings to you!

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 05, 2015:

I can't tell you how flattered I am that you are so drawn to me Manatita. I feel the same. You inspire a great light in me where usually I'm dark.

Thank you, about my prose. Did I ever tell you I have written some children's stories that I have been thinking about trying to publish on my own? I've tried to publish in a few children's magazines with no luck. I wrote the stories while studying in children's and teen literature. My kids love my stories, so I may give that a go again one day. :)

Hopefully, I can keep going. Thanks Again! Hugs to you Manatita!! :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 05, 2015:

Missy, no disrespect to your daughter, because poetry is an individual preference and speaks to every person differently, but I love your poetry. The images are exquisite....and the message is timeless.

manatita44 from london on December 05, 2015:

The poems are beautiful and do convey the sweet simplicity of which you speak. I prefer the first, more like the Frost of whom you speak. The latter is also excellent, just not as vibrant.

Like I said of the prose, there is a noticeable change here also, as your Heart moves with Love; with the Light. How I love this! A great victory to you. Both videos are magnificent, soulful, soothing. Continue ...continue ...

manatita44 from london on December 05, 2015:

Thank you for your wishes of a great distraction from this busy world. It's like a prayer to me.

Your writing is sometimes so beautiful! So filled with Love, and as for story-telling, I think that you should write a book, as your prose is as powerful as your poetry. I think I've told Bill that great writers make great poets and vice versa. Not sure he agreed with me. But some of his writings are full of lyrics.

Back to you, I feel that you are moving at breakneck speed towards the Light. You've come a long way. God is good and it is His victory. Your victory. Our victory. I'm drawn to you, and because of this, I sometimes deliberately nudge you so that you do not 'sleep'. I think you know this. Very fond of you, Missy. Keep going. Forwards! Upwards! Onwards! Now I'll read your poem ...

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 05, 2015:

Thank you dearest Frank. :)

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 05, 2015:

moonlight is with me always...Love both of your poems Missy :)

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 05, 2015:

I'm so glad it works now. It's an important piece to this hub. When you read the poetry about the sun shining, it just fits with that song. I love John Denver. He wrote that song in 1971, the year I was born. :)

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on December 05, 2015:

Wow, Missy. You have changed the video. This one is working and very awesome. Enjoyed the song and scenery also. Very beautiful. Thanks for it.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 04, 2015:

Yes it does work now Missy, and is beautiful. Thank you.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 04, 2015:

Yes it does work now Missy, and is beautiful. Thank you.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 04, 2015:

I hope the new sunshine video I just posted works :)

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 04, 2015:

Thanks Jodah. I will find a different video to that song that will be able to be heard. It's pretty, that's why I wanted it on here. It fit the theme well. :)

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 04, 2015:

I always enjoy your poetry Missy, and simple is sometimes what is needed to be most effective. I liked the inclusion of the Robert Frost poems (he is also one of my favourites). The Moon Song was nice, and Sunshine on My Shoulders is one of my favourite John Denver songs but, as Venkat said, not available to view in my country. Well done.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on December 04, 2015:

Thank you Venkatachari for stopping in and reading my poem. I hope you liked that it was a simple few verses of the moon and sun. :)

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on December 04, 2015:

Nice presentation of the Sun and Moon in your poems with an interesting introduction. The song of moon is very sweet and beautiful. The sunshine was blocked in India as per message on it. So, I could not view it. Thanks for your nice poems.

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