The Wait


You know how every night
the sea waits for the moon
to come and throw its
luminous light all over her?

The moonlight falls and
the waves glow mystically.
The sea waves would
complain about how long
she waited for him to come;
The moon would shimmer
letting her know how much
he missed her, making her
forget about all grumbles.
After all the glances and
exchanging smiles and blushes
the surrounding would get
filled with the aura of tranquility.
The surreal scene then
would do all the talking.

The friendship between
the sea and the moon is
wondrous and unparalleled
where, one lights up the other
and one shows the other
reflection of its true self.

Sometimes she would get jittery
if he doesnโ€™t appear in time,
but the hope doesnโ€™t vanish;
for she would always know
that he is just behind those
dark gloomy clouds
he struggles against
almost every evening.

The sea continues to wait
in anticipation for the moon
to come and ask her
if she missed him too,
and she would wave high
and say that yes she did
more with each cloud passing
and when the sky covered
itself in another different layer.

You know, chum?
Thatโ€™s how I see us
and exactly how I wait
to see you every day.

– Kritika Vashist


64 thoughts on “The Wait

  1. waaaooohhh simply amazing…i loved it…such a sweet metaphor. How will it feel if moon proposes the sea every night? ๐Ÿ™‚ lovely

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  2. This is beautiful Kritika ๐Ÿ™‚ I am enthralled by this mystical yet lovely connection shared by moon and the sea. You have the quill to make waves at wordpress and this has definitely left a smile on my face. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. That is a beautiful analogy of lovers. You have woven emotions around the sea and the moon in such a delicate manner. I loved it.
    If I were to change anything (I do this a lot!), I would remove the last verse. This is simply because while it adds a wonderful personal touch, it brings me out of my fantasy of listening to the dialogue between the sea and the moon, and drops me unceremoniously into reality!

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    • I am pleased to know that you enjoyed reading it, Colin. Thank you!
      To be honest, I agree with you. While I was writing it down, I had that perspective in my mind, since it isn’t like every day you wonder how the two talk or what they talk, and wording them would have resulted in a great poem. However, I wrote this keeping in mind a friend of mine, and hence, the part of going and telling the chum about how I see our friendship.
      I can try to write it again and highlighting the curiosity that one has to know their dialogue?

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  4. Hi Kritika,

    That’s a great verse.


    ‘The friendship between
    the sea and the moon is
    wondrous and unparalleled
    where, one lights up the other
    and one shows the other
    reflection of its true self.’

    Indeed one of the main ingredients of friendship or any other relationship is the aspect of Authenticity. Said another way, it is “Being and acting consistent with who you hold yourself out to be for others, and who you hold yourself to be for yourself”. The ‘reflection of one’s true self’ is something that is not easy to share……


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    • Thank you, Shakti for your comment. I agree with your point, but in the poem the sea helps the moon ‘to know’ its true self. The kind of friendship or a relationship where one helps the other to know their worth are rare, yet, beautiful. That’s why I call their relation “unparalleled”. Also, in poetry we often reflect the meaning that get lost in our busy lives, I guess, I tried to do that.
      Sharing yourself isn’t easy at all, but if you find the right person, who reads on the other end of the line, you kind of get to know more about yourself.
      Nonetheless, a poetry can have multiple perspectives ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. This is awesome, no spam. Its unbelievable the way u connect this two everyday “commonalities” into an expression that we all crave for. Am still dazed…..
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and following me I hope I meet up to your readership. Awesome writings….

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  6. I still can’t figure out how many romantic poems people can write by simply just looking at moon and stars alone.Beautiful Poem and i am glad i visited your site.Keep Writing ๐Ÿ™‚


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