Moonstruck

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Up in the misty airy mountain yonder

Where trees and flowers never wither

The lunar beauty comes upon her

and covers her with a veil of silver

with a wreath of stars on her hair

In the luster of amaranthine glamor;

 

Then her eyes gather light and fire

Burning with felicity, rapture, or desire

Like a condensed colossal meteor

Wrapped in mystic eternal camphor

in serene brilliance of Moon’s Sphere

growing bright and glowing brighter;

 

Nymphs and fairies weave into the ether

The melodies of Aeolian harps sweeter

Softer than the milky way’s gossamer

Allaying the wild untamed waves of dander –

Her heart entranced with elevated Passion

Forgetting the nobility of exalted Reason.

 

P.S.: Fairie-tale is a fantastic means of translating an Author’s inmost feelings, deep-set emotions, and solipsistic philosophy smothered under the necessity of fulfilling demands placed upon daily tasks in existential life in the safest and, therefore, the most eloquent fashion the Author can rely on. As Edmund Spencer, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, and John Keats all used faeries as their faithful and wonderful subjects of their imaginative kingdoms, so do I take the liberty of doing the same as a way of escapism to the Otherworld where I can become all I want to morph into and enjoy what I covet without a moral qualm in the reign of religiosity. Here the subject of the poem is a maiden desiring of beauty which she believes to have been forfeited or deprived of by the callously whimsical play with her fate by the supernatural powers-that-be on a lark.Β 

6 thoughts on “Moonstruck

  1. Veronica

    Artemis remains my favourite goddess – she would be proud to know you composed this beautiful poem for her! I love your eloquent descriptions of her “lunar beauty” and the vivid imagery culminating in the powerful final verses: “Her heart entranced with elevated Passion…” Just like you, I am enchanted by fairies and other mythical creatures, which are magnificently captured in your works.

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    1. Stephanie Suh Post author

      Splendid comment is most wholeheartedly appreiciated, Veronica! Yes, we share our mutual fascination with falries, goddesses, and all things magical and supernatural. There are not many ones of our kind in this world now. I am glad that you are also a votary of the lunar beauty, which is, in fact, originally called by the English poet W.H. Auden. I love the beauty of the white moon: serenely sensual and calmly passionate with its magnificient silver rays of celetial pearl… I wish one of the rays would fall on me so that I can garb myself in glamor spell πŸ™‚

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      1. Stephanie Suh Post author

        O, Thank You, Veronica πŸ™‚ Well, it is likewise such a pleasure knowing you via a wonderful craft of writing! As I previously told you, and I always think, your writings are a beauty itself that spreads thru the mind and stays there in every possible variety of alteration πŸ™‚

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