Clair de Lune Ecstasy....
(sonnet # CLIII)
Oh fluffy pillows bathed in lunar glow!
On moonlit sea, a silent scene so bright,
Fluorescent rainbow tints in its pearl light:
The faintest pink and faded saffron beau
With peach and soft steel blue in hues that flow
In gentle blends around th'orb's icey white,
Huge flecks of clouds like ocean's foam the night
Sky fill, immobile ripples, still as snow.
The darkness laced, each contour shows against
Their brilliant frosty shapes illumed in state;
An awesome, breath-taking display commenced
When velvet cloak descended, next that great
Yet lesser light her silver sheen dispensed,
The world awash and heavens too, sedate.
- Author: Chic George (Pseudonym) ( Offline)
- Published: July 15th, 2011 22:51
- Comment from author about the poem: I am endeavouring in my descriptions to convey the experience for the reader to share. Late in the evening 14Jul11, as I was preparing to "hit the sack" I belatedly noticed a piece of trash I'd intended and needed to put out before morning. As I love to go outdoors in the moonlit scenery, this was the grand opportunity. Funny I almost missed it, only chancing to lift up my eyes suddenly, aghast in delight at the wondrous scene. Hence I began the sonnet ere I slept and now finishing it, can you taste it too? (Since the radio announcer this AM alluded to Debussy's "Clair de Lune" being essentially "moonlight", I thought it'd make a clever title, eh?!)
- Category: Reflection
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