Queen of Sheen

Queen of Sheen

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

in the darkest of heavens
she sails celestial throughout
a silkened black night sky

polished skin gleaming to
pristine perfection
a silver orb suspended

above the silhouettes of
chimneys on sleeping roofs
on guard till dawn

aloof she moves in lunar
light, a blank canvas of
mysterious radiance

a ghostly ship haunting
a vast dark sea, mesmerising
many an admirer's eye

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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I think I just saw the man on the moon wink after I read this. Well, it's either that or I ned to wash that snudge off my kitchen window.
To be honest, I'm just happy to see he's not avoiding me and hiding behind a blanket of clouds... Maybe the sun will come out to play later too 😀
Beautifully captured Chris. A moment we all recognise and can get lost in.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Too many nursery rhymes Lorry. The moon is a she. The man in the moon is for kids. Oh yes. You are a.. read more
Lorry

1 Month Ago

Well, I was looking for puddles to splash in, but they've all been thoroughlly splooshed 😀



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Perhaps there is a Lady in the Moon.
She keeps things organized during the night and sleeps when she gets the time. So many phases and so little time. Your poetry Chris is like the Moon.. in that it is not always the same and moves about. Gingerly, Pat

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dear Pat not a song I am familiar with, however I sgree us poets are dreamers:)
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Looked the lyrics up Pat. So sad and beautiful :)
Patricia Wedel

1 Week Ago

Yes... the lyrics are sad... “now I live with my son and we work at the Weavers Trade. When I loo.. read more
How often I've stood in the quiet of the night gazing at the moon and wondering when we humans will eventually settle on its surface. I hope never!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

We would trash it Augustus, just like we have trashed our own blue planet. Many thank yous. I can te.. read more
augustus

1 Month Ago

Just imagine all those plastic bottles floating around up there! UGH!
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Yep. Nuff said.
She is magic. A guiding force with the strength to stir oceans.
Beautiful portraits here,Chris

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Ana, mysterious and magical, yes she is. Appreciate your thoughts.

Chris
Love your imagery here, Christine. I am always thrilled by pieces of originality and this one has it in spades for me. The Queen of Sheen, cruising the night sky in her ghostly galleon, mesmerising all. It would be a wonderful sight to behold! If she is the night mistress protector of us ladies then she has my adoration and gratitude. Loved this one!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Really appreciate the positive encouragement Inessa. Many thanks for the visit. I have always been a.. read more
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Last night there was just seen small portion of moon lady. I like how she always changing and moving at our eyes. Your words are very sublime very gentle touch of impression in shine of moon. We can read it and still feel it last night at our eyes. I think there is one ancient Chinese poem about moon where is described moon like witnesses of human history and still shining through .

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Martin, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about the very lovely moon. Appreciate your.. read more
Stunning imagery and a beautiful poem ode to our Silver Lady ! Very enjoyable read.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem!
Regards Katrina

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

It's been quite a while since I wrote a tribute to our silver lady. Thank you for your very encourag.. read more
Amazing imagery.
She sails in beauty, like the night.
A great post!


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Pleased you enjoyed the imagery Jimmy. She sure is beautiful to gaze on. Appreciate your visit.
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You don't mention her directly once and yet bring her to your readers, wrapped in new, beautiful imagery altogether! An adorable poem on the moon!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are always so encouraging with your reviews Ditzy. More treats for a great Kat ......
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strategically formed and well rounded .. in silver and jet .. having once stopped to consider these words of our Chris's, tis hard to forget its a poem not a picture but the two become one in my head .. pitched and perfectly met .... maybe you could tell Lorry, he was not seeing things.. I saw him too .. Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Neville for such an encouraging review. I always think of the moon as a she. The man in th.. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


.. most welcome ma'am :)
I think I just saw the man on the moon wink after I read this. Well, it's either that or I ned to wash that snudge off my kitchen window.
To be honest, I'm just happy to see he's not avoiding me and hiding behind a blanket of clouds... Maybe the sun will come out to play later too 😀
Beautifully captured Chris. A moment we all recognise and can get lost in.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Too many nursery rhymes Lorry. The moon is a she. The man in the moon is for kids. Oh yes. You are a.. read more
Lorry

1 Month Ago

Well, I was looking for puddles to splash in, but they've all been thoroughlly splooshed 😀

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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