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Once Upon a Blue Moon

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Below is the poem entitled Once Upon a Blue Moon which was written by poet Andrea Dietrich. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Once Upon a Blue Moon

There's mischief in the air, and in the sky
Rises fair, sublime, and rare - Blue Moon.
Son of Venus, hidden, now lets fly
An arrow to a chaste fair maid who soon
Shall spy a youthful eager boy and sigh
As through the dance hall wafts a wistful tune.

For she, with goddess body silken-clad,
And rosebud cheeks and locks the color wheat,
Turns - the first she sees - a simple lad.
She's drawn to him - this boy that she must meet.
He sees her too; his countenance turns glad,
For she approaches with a smile so sweet!

Her face feels flushed; her blood now courses fire
beneath the spot where Cupid's dart was thrust.
With lingered gaze she speaks her soul's desire.
A feathered touch. To have him now she must.
Her honeyed voice and breath. He can't respire.
Her scent; the darkened room! He feels the lust.

He takes her by the waist of her soft dress.
They slowly move along the corner floor.
His fingers wrap around her back and press.
She leans into his body, wanting more.
Her fingers tread his neck; then they caress.
And next he leads her to the exit door.

She follows, not protesting, to his place,
Where, on the floor, their clothing soon is flung.
They fall onto his bed in an embrace.
With pleasured  aching, soon they're lost among
the tangled sheets as bodies interlace.
He touches where her silken gown once clung. . .

Winged scamp with cherub's face and ready bow,
You laugh at each new fool that you waylay.
For love of reckless passion born, you know,
can't last. She wakes, and you've since traipsed away.
She gasps and shakes. The lad is dealt a blow,
His face once loved - now loathed by light of day.



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  1. Date: 7/27/2014 3:48:00 PM
    WOW! I loved this story Andrea, you had me hooked right from the start!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 5:32:00 PM
    Marvelous one! Love the story. I read it outloud and reread it. This one is a jewel. I agree with some of the comments here..your descriptive rhyming and wording is delicious to read. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 12:25:00 AM
    Another poem which is one of the most Fav here at Soup.......love it!

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 9:46:00 PM
    Such a sultry & somber recollection - is their a victim in this or is it a fair exchange -reminds me of an old admonition - haunting - this reminds of an amazing female vocalist I've just begun to study,Florence And The Machine - great imagery- with respect,J.A.B.

  1. Date: 3/25/2012 6:28:00 AM
    Again...revisiting this gem...excellent.

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 5:07:00 PM
    congrats Andrea on featured poem this week on PS.. wonderful words to share luv..

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 12:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 6:46:00 PM
    A.D.- such is the circle of love, for sooo many. an engaging story, if not a relationship. ;-)

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 5:49:00 PM
    Well done...I particularly enjoyed your descriptive rhymes...congratulations on being featured this week!

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 11:41:00 AM
    Congrats on being featured my dear friend.I want to read this over and over,what a great story! Hugs coming your way..Arild

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 7:14:00 AM
    Cupid has shot me many times and it has brought me to this wonderful site.. I love this and congrats...Patrick

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Quite a story! Congrats on "Once Upon a Blue Moon" being featured.

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 7:14:00 AM
    La Donna Mobile? (woman is fickle?) How about men, eh, Andrea? What a scorcher! I must quickly take a cold shower, even if it is my last. You be da greatest. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 4:31:00 AM
    wow, only have time for a quick glance at soup, so went to featured, and this poem stood out, like a mountain on the plain. magnificent. harry

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 11:02:00 PM
    Andrea, Andrea...... win. win....nice. Congrats bl

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 10:15:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea on your great write. Loved cherub's face. Best regards, Jon

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 6:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on you win in Debbie Guzzi's contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 12:41:00 AM
    such element of surprise reels through this piecem andie.. super congrats om your fine win.. whoot! :) huggs!

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 11:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win my dear Andrea. I love the unfolding of the story. Evidently the couple are doing something behind closed door! The last line is quite enigmatic to me though. Makes me want to read it again. Love Dalila

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 10:47:00 PM
    Really well written Andrea. Congratulations

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