The Veiled Enchantress

moon-963926_1920Glorious beauty shrouded,

She floated in the black expanse.

Slow and gentle, she lifted her veil

As I held my breath in wonder.

Little by little, the minutes passed,

A heavenly glow had begun to show.

Once shy, she was now majestic,

Throwing off the veil, she revealed her face.

I looked at her in reverence

My beautiful Queen of the night.

Humbled by her quiet grace,

I couldn’t help but gaze.

To this Celestial wonder,

The stars surrender

And all the night sky too.

Oh look at the moon,

Look at her, indeed

A glowing ball against the ink blue!

Doesn’t she make you catch your breath too?

-Leha

12 Comments Add yours

  1. abstractfiniteness says:

    Hello, I love your poetry style, and your descriptions are great! The way you present your thoughts is new and exciting! ~a fellow poet

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    1. Leha says:

      Hey there! Thank you so much. Would love to read some of your poetry too!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. abstractfiniteness says:

        Hey 🙂 Yes, it would be great if you could check out some of my poems! https://finitelyabstract.wordpress.com/

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  2. Shobha Massey says:

    Hey Leha, I am so proud of your skills at poetry writing. Keep it up. I enjoyed reading it. Shobha Massey.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks a lot aunt!!

      Like

  3. Mark Samuel says:

    The flow is wonderful! I enjoyed reading it. Good job! 😃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much!!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Sam says:

    Good one , but moon is believed to be the god “indiran” according to Hindu religious beliefs and so could have used “He” instead of “She”.
    And even if you don’t believe in religious beliefs, Is it a habit using “She” to all beautiful things or natures wonder, This s female chauvinism., Sorry no offence

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    1. Sam says:

      Sorry Moon is “Chandran” not indiran

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    2. Leha says:

      Thank you for your honest comment:)
      There is no right or wrong answer to this. In everyday language, the Moon, the Sun, and all wonders of nature are referred to as “it”. But in poetic language we use a lot of figures of speech. In some cultures the Moon is a he and in other cultures it is a she. In Hindu mythology Chandra is a male deity. The native Americans, Egyptians, Mesopotamians too consider the Moon to be male. Greeks, Romans and Chinese consider it to be female. In poetry it is more of a personal choice really. I felt the moon had a more feminine touch to it and hence I referred to it as she. It wasn’t because of its beauty or grace. Everything in nature is beautiful. All of God’s creations are wonders. Even the Sun is magnificent, and the height of the mountains make us speechless. If I was being chauvinistic I would refer to those wonders as she too, but I feel the usage of “he” would be more appropriate there. (my personal opinion). Have you ever heard anyone refer to the Sun as she ? So would it be chauvinism because it is referred to as “he”all the time and not “she” ? No chauvinism there is it ?

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      1. Sam says:

        Great m convinced by your brilliant and patient reply, I appreciate the thing that you accepted my criticism, your reply was in the intention of convincing me and didn’t hurt me or blame me for my comments, Now I must say this, One who accepts criticism is a real artist and She/he would grow only when accepting criticism. Criticism here mean only on a person creation and not on the person himself. I really thank you for your patience and understanding. My best regards dear sister

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      2. Leha says:

        Thank you so much. Your comments are always welcome!

        Like

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