Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Heavenly Goddess

Heavenly Goddess

The moon imagined her hair
impossibly long,
a wild, icy white in the biting breeze.

Her piercingly blue eyes
aglow amidst the jungle
of wintry, white stars.

Pale, slender limbs
entangled in the heavens
as she pointed accusingly earthward

Denouncing her impotent subjects.
Holding them to burden
for her every shameless indiscretion.

 My entry for both One Shot Wednesday at One Stop Poetry and Day #5 of National Poetry Month at Not Without Poetry. With thanks to  Prompts For Writers for the words which inspired me.


Chris G. said...

A lovely, celestial play, and a well-developed image. Natural, striking, easily visualized--a beautiful personification of the moon, and, on the other hand, a potent metaphor for a person as well. A princess or a goddess, holding the world to account, for her own shortcomings...

moondustwriter said...

you have to know I am partial to moon poems.

This one is a delight for all to read

thanks for sharing with One Shot today


Anonymous said...

Bravo. Well turned phrases and great imagery!

Brian Miller said...

ha. i really enjoyed this bit of play on the moon, i will be looking for her finger...a bit sad at the moms who do that to their children though...

dustus said...

Enjoyed how your poem suspends disbelief in the very first line by prompting your reader to imagine a sentient moon. Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful imagery in this poem. Love the lines "Her piercingly blue eyes...wintry white stars.

Pete Marshall said...

beautifully written...thanks for sharing...pete

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Sometimes Goddesses can be frightening.

(I prefer mine nuturing and nice!)

Nice piece, Eileen!

Suzana Mia said...

Another stunning piece .. many thanks for sharing.

Anjie said...

A beautiful way to weave the random words, Eileen. Thanks so much for sharing this with me. You are free to post a link to this in the comments if you would like. Keep writing!