Velvet Astraea Dido

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VELVET. soft and smooth. Others find undescribable.

ASTRAEA. The 'Starry Maiden'. During the Golden Age, the gods dwelled among mankind. As the wickedness of mortals increased, she was the last to leave, returned to heaven and was transformed into the constellation Virgo. She is represented as holding a pair of scales in one hand and a sword in the other.

DIDO. Queen of Carthage, who fled from Tyre, established her own colony. She assisted Aeneas after he had been ship-wreched and fell inlove with him. When he left her to sail on to Italy, she killed herself.

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  • Candice Williams (3/26/2005 9:47:00 PM)

    Poetically moving, gripping, enchanting, all in the telling of a feeling your expressing, or trying...... Just lovely work all in all. ^_^

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Best Poem of Velvet Astraea Dido


Late night thinking
In the darkness I crawl
Space enveloped my soul
Without a hum;
An unsounded utter.
I recite the pretense
In straight lines.

The shadow covering my sight
Swallows every word.
Naïve convention of thoughts
Yet earnestly spoken,
Spontaneously earned.

Mystified shadow,
I’m bewildered by thy words
Your mind transcends all knowing.
Liberate my thoughts from being
Locked up and drowning.

Feared yet fancied
Contrived yet undoubted
Guilty weaknesses…
You have touched my soul; ...

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