Venus and the Moon

Last night driving home in that moment between dark and day we saw Venus shining next to the small slice of moon. The spectacle elicited poetry in my heart and even in my head. Venus is, of course, the brightest star (actually a planet) next to the modest piece of Moon (the goddess there is Virginal while Venus is the deity of carnal love). The two stood still as though waiting for all of us to take a mental photograph. It was a minimalist heaven with no other lights coming on around these two main lights. As the sky darkened around them, they did not stir, but still maintained a healthy presence for our eyes. The Romans and Greeks would find some deeper meaning in this sudden transitory meeting of Virgin and Passion. I could not delve quick enough or deep enough to say. Sometimes just the vision is enough to suffice.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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