One Starless Night

One Starless Night

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(a second poem posted on moon moods)

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chariots of heavy cloud,
gun metal greys outnumber
madam moon as she illuminates
the witching hours

hurtling past at speed, a
stampede no less of fast moving
madness casting shadows on her
fine skin

diva is bemused by the race
taking place before her  eyes,
gives out a sigh, says it's time
this usurping stopped

within minutes the wind had
dropped, intermittent spaces
appeared, all activity quietly
disappeared

lunar beauty recovered, no
blemishes or swirling mass to
impair her shimmering face 
as she shines bright

queen of light is she, left alone
surrounded by her halo, on an
invisible throne, full ownership
of the heavens restored

© 2023 Chris Shaw


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Love this one Chris and as you know we have just reissued my 2014 EBook FULL MOONS AND HALF TRUTHS on Amazon Worldwide. You capture the Moon Goddess and her ethereal Beauty perfectly in this haunting Piece. Excellent ✨️✨️✨️✨️✨️

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

So pleased you approve of this poem Tony on a subject which you too feel inspired by. Thank you so m.. read more



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Did not know the moon was so easily threatened. Probably the result of being upstaged by the sun every day.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you John. Well, the moon doesn’t show her face often. Too much pollution at night, however t.. read more
This was very pretty. I brought my daughter outside the other night to let her see the moon through my binoculars. She was pretty thrilled at being able to see the mountains and craters in more definition. I enjoyed the read, F.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Fabian. I have always been a gazer of the heavens. Find it fascinating as well as inspira.. read more
Chris -
Quiet as she appears to be, the moon is so dynamic. I truly love the way you brought this out.

Take care - Dave

Posted 6 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Dave for reading this older poem, out for an airing. Pleased you enjoyed it.

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Chris,

A wonderfully and beautifully written piece of Poetry that speaks the truth of Man's reality: Sol may rule as King by day, but Luna, as the Moon, rules as Queen by night, and it is during the night that men, as Man, find themselves cringing in fearful fright of that which they cannot see upon One Starless Night, and it is such a merciful Queen that gives to frightful men the gift of soft and loving sight, and her revealing (in storm clouds fleeing her gentle but sure wrath) always brings a smile to paint the glad faces of every Humanity's said nations and races in spontaneous admiration's reverence for such soft light upon those darkest of nights ... Masterfully and Majestically written, dear lady Poetess!

Marve

Posted 6 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Marve for both a comprehensive and thoughtful review. I appreciate very much your time. De.. read more
Dear Chris, was wondering what is your favorite color? I think green looks good on you but want to know yours like

Posted 6 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

❤️❤️🌺 …………
JessyJacob

6 Months Ago

Hugs and kisses 😍🥰❤️
JessyJacob

6 Months Ago

I just hope next year he takes a shift in his role being a responsible person of taking care of new .. read more
Flowing gracefully. Dancing freely under her gentle touch.

Lovely read

With love,

Matthew

Posted 6 Months Ago


JessyJacob

6 Months Ago

Hi Matthew, nice to see you. I like your dp.
Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Matthew. Pleased you enjoyed my one starless night poem. Your review is lovely.
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Tonight over Kansas, that very battle was fought, and the beautiful moon won out, I've been enjoying from my porch. Beautiful writing, Chris thank you, I enjoyed this one a lot.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Your review lifts my spirits. Thank you DM. All good wishes.

Chris
Chris, reading your poems always makes me feel like I am standing in a warm shower of images. I love how you can do that with all your descriptions.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Norma for your positive feedback. You are appreciated:) Pleased you stopped by.
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My word, this woman can write .. why on this earth of ours has she only got 27 .. yes that's not a typo folks, only twenty-seven physical reviews to date (including mine) .. out of five hundred and ten (so far) views .. if anyone can shine a light on anything .. then Chris can .. come on let's shower some love 💛



Posted 6 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you kindly Neville for your kind review. Can you see me
blushing?

Chri.. read more
Neville

6 Months Ago


.. I can but imagine :)
Hi Chris this is ethereal beautiful and I love the moon and stars very much ! I look every time it’s possible
I hope you are well x

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Julie for your generous review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit. All ok with me and I hope .. read more
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

6 Months Ago

Yes am ok thanks the news in the world gets worse every day though x

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Added on October 8, 2020
Last Updated on February 27, 2023

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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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