than light—senses unmoiled
by healing waves we cannot see–
veils expanding around the moon,
thrown up and out,
A mirror cinquain for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for fall and try. I love the sound of the word moil, usually used in conjunction with toil to indicate working hard, but with a sense of drudgery. But it comes from Middle English “to make” and can also mean confusion, turmoil (“perhaps tur(n) + moil”, according to dictionary.com) or to whirl endlessly.
A good word to consider when reading the news…