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Aoide, Silken Is The Falling Moon

Rating: 4.9
Silken is the falling moon
her light gently cast above this place
Aoide's crumbling shrine,
I touch these stones and think of her
and reach out toward the sky;
bright evening clouds declining
moonlight fills her eyes.
Friday, July 6, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: muse,mythology,romanticism
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
In Greek mythology, Aoide was one of the three original
Boeotian muses. She is the muse of voice and song.

To Aoide,

Daughter of gods! Muse of men!
For my mortality shed not a tear
though on these ruins I lie in great despair;
I know this place, fruitfulness and knowledge
blending art championing its righteous cause.
I see the gentle slope near the hill where Bacchus
stood in the shadows and paused, his voice silent,
his chin dripping with wine shattered by your song.
Lesser gods bedeviled, the wind your breath,
femininity your power and your strength.
In poetic works humble thoughts grow bold
but music adds dimension to the soul.
I look upon this visage and handless arm,
time can never mar an ageless form
shameless in its purity and charm.
In the heavens this shape stridently wove
entwined by stars Aoide's memory thus enthroned!
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COMMENTS
Evelyn Judy Buehler 07 April 2021
Your poem is spectacularly beautiful, with enchanting imagery. It's in my List.
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Dr Dillip K Swain 04 April 2021
A splendid poem! Fascinating expression... admired.
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Rebecca Navarre 04 March 2021
Beautifully, beautifully heart moving! .. Beautifully painted! .. And very heart moving notes about poem too! .. Definite 5 Stars! ..+++++++
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Susan Williams 26 January 2021
thank you for whispering poetry into your readers' ears and hearts today---a 5 million star poem and quite on my favorite list
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Susan Williams 26 January 2021
ummmmmm.... I feel like a cat purring while reading these subtle and sensual lines: Silken is the falling moon-- her light gently cast--I touch and think of her and reach out; clouds declining-- moonlight fills her eyes.
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Chima Ononogbu 24 March 2020
A poem of extraordinary poetic spirit. It flows with magical cadence. Thanks for sharing.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 October 2019
A captivating poem as also the poem in it's foot. A deserving poem of the day. Heartiest congratulations.
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Kim Barney 18 October 2019
Congratulations, Captain. This tiny capsule is captivating!
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Sandra Feldman 18 October 2019
The feeling this poem produces is indescribable! Its poetic, romantic aura is undeniable, grandiose If just floats into us, like a song, a myth, With the loveliest, most unforgettable tender notes.
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Practicing Poetess 18 October 2019
Cap'n, It does my heart good to see you and your work featured and honoured. I only hope that you are well enough to be aware of and enjoy the recognition. Blessings to you, and Congratulations on a long-overdue nod to your talent!
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