One Starless Night

One Starless Night

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

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chariots of heavy cloud,
gun metal grey 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

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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And with it comes the calmness restored and the hope of the new day about to dawn being so clear, in these foggiest of days.
Have missed watching the skies the past few nights/ morns... Slept right through, just like a baby... Crying and pooped my pants 😀
Beautifully captured Chris.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Lorry. Pleased to hear you are sleeping well. This scene was quite amazing to watch. The c.. read more



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I never get tired reading all the ways poets address the moon. I love how you depict her as master of the night skies, as if conducting the rumblings around in the heavens. She deserves a wide-open clear sky in which to shine . . . banish all these distractions! Looking forward to the blue moon coming up soon! The initial crescent should be peeking out in a day or two! Now I want to write a moon poem! But I'll never make it as unique as yours! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

What a lovely review Margie and I know for sure if you wrote a moon poem it would be unique with its.. read more
The hide and seek of moon and cloud and finally the restoration of lunar beauty. What a magical piece it is. It acts as a cinematography to me....

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Sima for this lovely and welcome review. All good things.

Chris
Dreamer Sima

2 Weeks Ago

My pleasure:)
This has to be the quentiessential poem of the Heavens
that we view from our earthly domain. I often see the Chariots
and Madam Moon in the witching hours.
There is a reverence in your poem... in awesome
wonder.. I behold. truly, Pat

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Aw Pat, this is such an encouraging review dear poet. Thank you so much. The moon truly inspires us .. read more
You create this regal, refulgent aura around the Moon, Ms. Chris. Indeed, she won't let another usurp her numero uno place in the heavens. The reader falls in love with the beauty of your words here.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you AJ. The moon reigns supreme in my book. A lady of many moods. Sometimes romantic, sometime.. read more
AJNJ

2 Weeks Ago

It was a sheer pleasure to read!
If you asked me, Madam Moon is the uncrowded Empress of the Universe and if challenged she would bin the battle of supremacy with any elements of space, anytime. Her light is unique and I find it more powerful than the sun. Be it the cloud or rain, nothing can obscure her for long. The way you wrote this poetry illustrates this all so well.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Sabrina for that impressive review. I can see you are a fan as well. Appreciating your vis.. read more
It makes me think of gravity, and how the light of the universe is inverted sometimes.... if you want to know where the sun is, you look at how the moon shines and so on.

I really do love how you write, even if I don't really know what you're writing about.



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gee david dee

3 Weeks Ago

It's objectively one of the best places to look. The cold and hostility of space is quite terrifyi.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Can't disagree with you. I find the vastness terrifying. Everything else is both fascinating and bea.. read more
gee david dee

3 Weeks Ago

We are all stardust. And everything is relative... old, young, slow, fast... in deep time (or ext.. read more
Beautiful use of description dear Chris. I like watching the world change. I use to watch the ocean tide. The ocean teaches us too. New day is a-coming, new hope can be born. I enjoyed your words. Made sleepy mind come alive. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Dear Coyote, pleased I brought your sleepy mind alive. It's not often I see such cloud movement at n.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

Hello dear Chris and you are welcome. Nature give us daily miracles, if we want to see them.
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Ah yes, they are there if we look. Sadly too many are blind to earth's beauty. They do not know what.. read more
Such a mesmerizing experience to watch.. Can take ones breath away. Looking into the sky watching the clouds floating across the moon and soon the magic of morning appears.. It’s beautiful as your poem..

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Sue. Have to agree. Watching the real thing is such a highlight to do. Take good care.. read more
Ladysue

3 Weeks Ago

my pleasure Chris..
A rewarding way to enjoy a sleepless night
have U seen Mars
I don't know where 2 look

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

No John, I haven't seen Mars. Wouldn't have a clue. I have seen Venus though on occasions. Thank you.. read more
And with it comes the calmness restored and the hope of the new day about to dawn being so clear, in these foggiest of days.
Have missed watching the skies the past few nights/ morns... Slept right through, just like a baby... Crying and pooped my pants 😀
Beautifully captured Chris.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Lorry. Pleased to hear you are sleeping well. This scene was quite amazing to watch. The c.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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