The Girl in the Moonlight

The girl in the moonlight
dances so freely
twirling the sun’s way
shaping the pattern
back to the altar
building her power
calling the forces
wielding her magic
wherever she touches
flowers spring forth.

The queen in the moonlight
regally standing
arms out before her
singing the secrets
out to the altar
starting the passions
setting her fires
joyful fruition
wherever she glances
abundance is found.

The crone in the moonlight
silently stooping
calls to all creatures
none can resist her
come to the altar
taking within her
all that is living
healing, transforming
where once she stood
now is a girl.

[Gerri Leen lives in Northern Virginia and originally hails from Seattle.  She is pleased to appear in Eternal Haunted Summer again.  She has a collection of short stories, Life Without Crows, out from Hadley Rille Books, and stories and poems published in such places as: She Nailed a Stake Through His Head, Sword and Sorceress XXIII, Dia de los Muertos, Return to Luna, Sniplits, Triangulation: Dark Glass, Sails & Sorcery, and Paper Crow.  She also is editing an anthology of speculative fiction and poetry from Hadley Rille Books that will benefit homeless animals.  Visit to see what else she’s been up to.]

1 thought on “The Girl in the Moonlight”

  1. I like the sense of turning from age to age brought about by the repetition of moonlight and altar.

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