a brief anatomy of gentle wonder

By Feral

November's moonlight smile a soft benediction;
clouds part in deference to midnight grace.

Perception is as much a part of landscape
as trees and stars, their whispered observations
an elegant rustle amongst the leaves.

My night.wished wanderer,
can you hear the willow withe's laughter?

I have discovered a new species of light.

Unauthorized Copying Is Prohibited. Ask the author first.
© 2014 Alexis Helms
Published on Monday, November 10, 2014.     Filed under: "Poetry"


Contest winner 
Log In or Join (free) to see the special features here.

Comments on "a brief anatomy of gentle wonder"

Log in to post comments.
  • blue On Monday, July 27, 2020, blue (1447)By person wrote:

    I have discovered a new species of light...? You’re killing me. ...just, you just... right. ok. ~b

  • Cassette On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Cassette (1191)By person wrote:

    your love affair between science and nature has always intrigued me... when I think of open space and stars, tiny waterfalls and craggy cliffs, I think of you.

  • sIo On Thursday, December 8, 2016, sIo (941)By person wrote:

    Beautiful :-)

  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, carlosjackal (2609)By person wrote:

    This starts of fabulously then crescendos unbelievably. Glorious from top to bottom like nature at its best.

  • TheProphetUntold On Thursday, February 4, 2016, TheProphetUntold (171)By person wrote:

    How the hell did I miss this..that ending...that everything.... Long has it been since the word has cut to the core of me. It has to be one of the most subtlety beautiful and elegant things I have ever read. This stirs the wonder and wanderer. I cannot sing praise high enough. Crowning work here, majestic. +tpu+

  • blue On Monday, July 27, 2020, blue (1447)By person wrote:

    ya got that right. dig.

  • Arch and Breezeblock On Friday, April 3, 2015, Arch and Breezeblock (70)By person wrote:

    ethereal words that draped themselves around me...well done

  • A former member wrote: spiritual wisdom. those last three lines roused something in me so pure and mystical, an ancient youth. stunning.

  • carlosjackal On Sunday, March 22, 2015, carlosjackal (2609)By person wrote:

    My choice for contest winner if I'd run the contest.

  • carlosjackal On Thursday, February 26, 2015, carlosjackal (2609)By person wrote:

    That 3rd line blew me away and every line is a killer. Wonderful images.

  • A former member wrote: A conversation about photosynthesis sparked up between the trees and stars to pass the time.

  • NikesRain On Saturday, December 13, 2014, NikesRain (1292)By person wrote:

    once again my thoughts are catching the same beautiful lines as TS... stunning piece with lingering whispers of natural magic

  • blue On Friday, December 12, 2014, blue (1447)By person wrote:

    Such a far reaching formidable pen you wield. ~b

  • A former member wrote: love poem great use of language

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1765)By person wrote:

    Great piece! "Perception is as much a part of landscape as trees and stars" - I agree, I think the beauty of a scene is, if not imparted, at least recognized and framed by the observer. One person sees a beautiful forest...another sees an overgrown piece of land they would like to pave over. I think the first of those views requires the ability to keep the wonder of what surrounds alive, and that requires it be well watered. I enjoyed this piece very much! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • A former member wrote: What an elegant surreal scene, lovely read. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Living, breathing proof of the night.wanderer. Sometimes it's all I can ask or hope for. But the skeptic dies. To some degree. I lunge from a corner to say 'boo!' Scholar

  • A former member wrote: This is remarkable, it makes me feel less than for not being gentle enough to breath in the world that exists somewhere out there. thank you for such a captivating glimpse. Scholar

  • River Lily On Monday, November 10, 2014, River Lily (1017)By person wrote:

    Enchanting, beautiful and elegantly penned, this was soft, flowing gently. much enjoyed Scholar

Contribution Level

Poets Bookmarking This Work
Feral's Favorite Poets
Feral's Favorite Works
Share/Save This Post

Join DarkPoetry Join to get a profile like this for yourself. It's quick and free.

How to Criticize Without Causing Offense
© 1998-2019 DarkPoetry LLC
[Join (free)]    [More Poetry]    [Get Help]    [Our Poets]    [Read Poems]    [Terms & Privacy]