A Moth dances in artificial light
darting, flitting, until confused
she grasps close the source,
and her languid limbs can lie
lovingly around the orb.
Attraction is an impression,
a lover's face
in the pillow of last night's dream,
as Nature's moon beams out of reach
beyond the darkened window pane,
an almost opening
to softly kiss the joy of flight.
This week's image from Magpie Tales is The Moth and the Lamp by Cesar Santos. If you would like to read more poems and stories about this painting then please visit