Moon Before the Sun for Prompt 77 Quotes by Oscar Wilde

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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde

I am drunk on you tonight
Our reverie has strewn
Faux crystals at our feet
They glitter and they sparkle
Up and down this rainswept street
Like breadcrumbs scattered
By a kindly god
Alluring and bittersweet

We wave our arms just knowing
In some moment we will alight
Up above the city’s crying
Up to clouds with silver lining
Where dark memories lie dying
Like songs we might remember
And we’ll wink
To one another while we’re flying

I’m so drunk on you tonight
Every dance was love on heels
In fashion so beautiful and young
We’re stars within our hemisphere
Like little children who have just begun
To understand the cosmos
And the aching beauty
That is the moon before the sun

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

For mindlovemisery’s prompt at:http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/prompt-77-quotes-by-oscar-wilde/

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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21 Responses to Moon Before the Sun for Prompt 77 Quotes by Oscar Wilde

  1. This is lovely and I love “I’m so drunk on you tonight”

  2. Great take Helen I also love that line ‘drunk on you.’ Well done.

  3. C.C. says:

    This is so magical…..it has an other-worldly, mythological feel to it. Captivating 🙂

  4. J says:

    Oh, this is wonderful! I am absolutely in love with that first stanza — just — wow! THIS is poetry — it really is –

  5. I love that opening line! My God this is spectacular Helen a favorite 😄

  6. Bastet says:

    Ah Helen this is so very beautiful … and I must agree that that first line is awesome – it’s a grabber and you just keep pulling your reader to the last line … wonderful!

  7. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx xoxo

  8. So beautiful! You’ve really captured me! I’m an Astronomy buff to begin with, so I really enjoyed this… Let me share… Sometimes on crisp winter morning with freshly fallen snow, I can see millions of different colored crystals as they reflect off the sunlight. I’d like to get a picture of it and dazzle myself! There’s so much out there. And here we are on this invisible speck in space expressing ourselves! There’s something about that, beyond human comprehension. I sometimes dream of flying, but it scares the living $#!^ out of me! Thank you for such captivating eloquence! I’d give you $1.27, but it wood only be monopoly money on here :O(

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