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Moonlight Magic

The night was fickle as November
A time when all sleep in slumber;
A moist mist hangs over the river,
And a still cold moon hangs as a sliver.

A soft liquid light captures the glow,
Of the first few flakes of new fallen snow;
She shines her light on turret towers,
And tucks in bed the sleeping flowers.

Her crescent rides through clouds that fly,
Shining on wolves as they howl and cry.
Etching the transient phantoms of night,
As wings of an owl brush the dust of flight;

The crystalline light shines on lovers,
Yet pale and still the moonlight hovers;
To tip with silver the restless waves,
And on tombstones marking silent graves.

Cast your moonbeams, cast them down,
As you float in your silver crown;
And the ribbon of dawn will wrap your head,
And put your shining eye to bed.


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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 11:24:00 AM
    A very exellent write Lizzie, such discriptive lines you have regaled us with here, really worth putting down..!

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 7:00:00 PM
    Awesome write, Elizabeth...don't know where to begin with saying what my favorite imagery is, the entire poem is fascinating. Sent you soupmail.:) Best wishes, Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 5:30:00 PM
    '...etching the transient phantoms of night, as wings of an owl brush the dust of flight,' how picturesque is that! One of the best poems about the moon I have ever read! :)

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 6:53:00 PM
    soup mail...

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Hi, back here to say thank you.. a very dreamy poem.. love the moonbeams image being cast down, .. your poem, has a very unique style of enigma.. not sure how deep i can take the image... sure enjoyed.. always.. God Bless.. pd

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 7:10:00 AM
    What a nice write dear poet ! This goes great with the e-mail you sent me, of the photos taking with souls playing with the moon. Awesome write Elizabeth ! I'd like to save this in mine favz, if'n ya don't mind. Have a great week my friend ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 6:54:00 AM
    Absolutely love the poetics herein this work; As you too work your magic.

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Such a beautiful collection of words. The images transform as music does.

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 9:02:00 PM
    Wow, you are amazing. Most beautiful imagery pour through your verses and your poem is breathtakingly moving. Thank you for sharing!

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 7:59:00 AM
    Beautiful and magical poem!! - oxox love Laila

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 11:42:00 AM
    An undertow of drama, that's what I get here, besides the sensitive sensation of reading a fine poem. This is not the same subject, but such a feeling comes when reading some of the German poets - Transfigured Night in particular. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 10:27:00 PM
    You remind of William Wordsworth :) Remarkable work, Elize.

  1. Date: 1/28/2012 9:14:00 AM
    Hi Linda :D i certainly enjoyed reading this! Very vivid descriptions, thanks for taking us there... and i really liked how you ended this! Hugs to you!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 3:14:00 PM
    Sleep sweet angel in the night. The moon did wisper with it's light. And know that I am up above. To fill your dreams with thoughts of love.

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 6:38:00 PM
    Very vivid descriptiveness and suitable rhyming are together in this admirable offering. Nice job, Elizabeth.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 4:26:00 PM
    You truly are an amazing writer Liz!! Love the flow of this artistic atmospheric entry. One incredible quality that you possess is the ability to write long lengthy poems of creative imagery and beauty with every write! Pretty amazing!!!

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Elizabeth I just love the opening line to this gem, it has a magical feel to it. How are things on your side? love Wilma

  1. Date: 1/23/2012 7:29:00 PM
    This poem with its beauty almost put me to sleep.Must have been the Slumber,Sleeping,Moonlight,and Bed..ZZZzzzzzzz....Woha! Ok! Very smooth and sleepy...Nice! :o)

  1. Date: 1/23/2012 6:39:00 PM
    i took those lines and used them myself. T. S.

  1. Date: 1/23/2012 5:46:00 PM
    Magical moonlight and magical poetry, your words here and imagery is perfect. This is poetry at a higher level than I could hope to obtain, Mrs. Elizabeth, well done!

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