Celestial Beams

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Celestial beams in the dead of night
Lunar stillness follows a strath
Illuminating owls in midnight flight
Swath of brilliance slices a path
 
Lunar stillness follows a strath
River winds throughout the valley
Swath of brilliance slices a path
Equally down a shadowy alley
 
River winds throughout the valley
Guiding light that touches all
Equally down a shadowy alley
Emitting radiant, crystal falls
 
Guiding light that touches all
Phasing full amplifying tides
Emitting radiant, crystal falls
Moonlight blessings do abide
 
Phasing full amplifying tides
Ebb and flow in perfect time
Moonlight blessings do abide
Synchronizing earth’s sublime
 
Ebb and flow in perfect time
Satellite orb casts elegant light
Synchronizing earth’s sublime
Sun reflections in the night
 
Satellite orb casts elegant light
Illuminating owls in midnight flight
Sun reflections in the night
Celestial beams in the dead of night

Samuel Peralta/Semaphore instructs us on the beauty of the pantoum form at dVerse Poets for Form For All:  http://dversepoets.com/2012/08/02/form-for-all-pantoum/

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  1. A lovely form..I do like the ebb and flow in perfect time ~ There is something soothing about your post ~

    http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.ca/2012/08/words-at-tip-of-my-tongue.html

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  2. wonderful…the rhyme scheme really plays well into the movement of the waves….wonderful descriptions as well…lovely little moonlight serentiy…smiles….

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  3. Wonderful descriptions, nice write.

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  4. You put the form to excellent use here, with the refrains spotlighting each aspect of the moonlit scene with renewed clarity in each stanza. Peaceful and beautiful,

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    • Thank you for the kind remarks, Sam and also for bringing this lovely form to my attention. I enjoyed giving it a try.

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  5. Reminds me of the night out tonight. Very pretty. k.

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  6. nice…love the peacefulness and atmosphere and can almost feel the wings of the Illuminating owls in midnight flight…sigh..

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  7. I love the dreamlike feeling of this poem and the way you worked the ‘ebb and flow.’ Nice!

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  8. working on it…smiles…had an interview yesterday for a position with the school….i will know by monday on that position…if i dont get that have a few other options for doing counseling here in the area…after that will have to get creative…

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  9. thank you for thinking of me and asking…smiles…

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  10. Being a child of the moon, I’m so glad I came back to blogging today to find this wonderful poem about the moon. As I walked Scrappy this morning before dawn, it was still so full and mesmerizing–just like your poem, Gayle!

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    • How nice to have you visit, Lorna. Yes, that same moon that you saw inspired this poem. It was so beautiful. Thank you, Lorna!

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  11. Just like waves lapping at the sea shore, beautiful

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  12. You have taken this and made it your own in a wonderfully unique way given the context of the write and how it all magically weaves together to make one pattern that flows smoothly one line unto the next. Really well written.

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    • Well coming from you, that’s quite a compliment and I really appreciate it. Thank you very much, Renee. When I saw that moon this past week…I was thus inspired…

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  13. Beautiful, Gayle. ‘Sun reflections in the night …’ one of my favorite lines. I love the form of this poem, the shifting repetition … just like in nature’s cycles.

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    • Once again, another new form (pantoum) which uses repetition with certain lines and their placement. And thank you for the lovely compliment, Diane.

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  14. The pacing is almost like the crashing of the water upon the shore. I fancy I can smell the river breezes. Well done …

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    • Thank you, Jamie. This was an interesting form that I’d like to try again. I think the repitition did lend an ebb and flow to this one.

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