Can you believe we’re in the final week of April? 😮
When the month’s end draws near, it is a great reminder to complete any outstanding tasks you had hoped to accomplish during the month.
Do you have too many outstanding tasks and not enough time?
Then, just focus on the most important one and be proud of yourself for meeting that goal by the end of the month. 😊
I’ve mentioned that I value connecting with my inner child—as having this connection helps ensure a balanced life. Sometimes, I like to watch shows that were around when I was a kid but that I didn’t watch when I was growing up. 😁
One of those shows is Batman Beyond (Bruce Wayne is just fantastic! 😄). When I was watching the episode “April Moon” (Season 2, Episode 22), one of the characters mentioned something about the song “April Moon.” I had never heard of the song before, so I looked it up after the episode.
It’s a beautiful song that tells a sad story and fits perfectly with the sad story the episode tells.
Since the month of April is coming to an end, I wanted to share the song “April Moon” in this week’s post.
This is a story I’ve wanted to tell
I was left for a handsomer guy
All I could do was wish them both well
And gaze at my friend in the sky
You know me
I have wept here before
Can you believe I went back to her for more
I just hate that side of me
My baby left me with nothing
You know the ropes
Can’t you do something
To restore my sanity
I remember the good times
Love was strong so I thought
Do the stars cheat on you
Like she did me
I think not
I think not
So full, so bright
Maybe one day
She’ll be in my arms again
But not tonight, not tonight
What do you think of the song?
I like the idea of turning to nature when we need to be comforted. No matter what is going on in our lives, we can always look up at the sky at night and know that the moon will always be there.
The only constant in life is change, but nature is something we can always rely on. Every day, the sun will rise and set. The moon will appear in its various phases. The animals will appear when they’re hungry and disappear when it’s time to sleep. The cycle of nature continues.
When I was looking for the lyrics to “April Moon” for this week’s post, I came across a beautiful poem called “April Moon” on Poets.org.
Here is the poem “April Moon” by Cathy Song:
The moon tonight is closer to us
than it will be
for the rest of the year,
grace willing, the year
we will remember as the Great Pandemic.
Pulling us closer into its orbit,
shining the light of its fullness into the room,
we turn to hold in our hands
each other’s face as if
for the first time,
and the last—
Pink Moon, Egg Moon, Moon of New Grass.
Copyright © 2022 by Cathy Song. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on January 3, 2022, by the Academy of American Poets.
What do you think of the poem?
Poets.org provided a quote from Cathy Song on the story behind her poem, “Fear was a prominent emotion during the early days of the coronavirus when there was so much about it we didn’t know. In April of 2020 the full moon was particularly beautiful and, upon seeing it one night—knowing death could very well be imminent—I felt fear give way to acceptance.”
Does your opinion of the poem change after reading Cathy’s quote?
The poem is extremely moving. Before COVID vaccines were available, the world was living in a state fear—not knowing what the next day would bring.
When I look at the moon and think of this poem, I hold such immense gratitude for being among those who survived the pandemic. I will never forget those who weren’t so lucky.
May this week’s post inspire you to reflect on how much your life has changed since the pandemic shook the world. May you also take a moment to reflect on how much you have to be grateful for.
Wishing you well! 💜