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Moon Spell
by Regis Auffray

Friday, March 04, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Moon Spell

I step out into night
On the outer edge of winter
Full moon bright
Pales the stars
Paints the path golden
The trees
Stark sentinels
Cast bold shadows
I walk among these
To the whispering spring
That’s veiled in silver
Like a ghostly maiden
I am a wizard
A druid
A witch
A faerie
More in accord
With the woman within
Awakened by the pull
Of the pregnant orb above
I sit on a moss-cushioned fallen giant
Listen to the silent woods
Smell the scent of cedar
Fir and forest floor
Feel the drops of dew
Upon my fevered face
Awash in magical moonlight
I am one with the night

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/20/2014
Makes the night more bearable with scenes like this.
Reviewed by Janna Hill 8/22/2011
This is...well... magical :)
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/30/2010
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/30/2008
Wow! One of my faves from you, thus far, Regis. I was immediately transported into the dark woods, where I followed that golden glow. I love the many creative descriptions in this poem - "pregnant orb" is my favorite. One for my library!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 9/5/2007
Yes, once again you have captured the essences of the moon and what it can do to you. excellent write. I do believe we are on the same page. LIz
Reviewed by chris stienstra 8/25/2007
Thank you for this journey. Every sense was awakened by this work.
best regards,
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/24/2006
Oh, to be one with the moonlight. You bring it all home to us.

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/14/2005

You have taken me on a magical journey on podcast. To match your photo with your voice is just AWEsome! Your voice! So reminds me of a performer at a Renaissance Fair. You sitting atop a Celtic King's cedar wood chess piece carved post chair right next to the glass blower's shop who is a beautiful Druidess woman "veiled in silver like a ghostly maiden." You watch her sensuous lips blow the pipe and to your surprise, she presents you with what she has just blown out of molten glass, a yellow-orange orb cast of the moon. Her name is Ren and she is your friend. You speak a beautiful voice which illuminates the moon shine of woodland. Thanks Regis!

Reviewed by Lori M (Reader) 9/9/2005
Now,THIS is my favourite of all your writings!
Great job!
It is an honor to be able to read your work...please,keep writing.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 9/6/2005
Great job on your podcast, Regis. This is a beautiful poem with profound images and a touch of magic to offer an enchanted feel to your verses. Excellent work!
Take care,
Reviewed by Seth Mullins (Reader) 5/19/2005
Of all the great poems I read today, I think I love this one most of all. The piece has a stark beauty; I marvel that your descriptions can sound so lavish with such economy of words. Passing under the spell of this poem, I too feel my spirit once more in harmony with the moon.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 3/25/2005
This is exquisite. It reminds me of the tales I read in my childhood and the illustrations that accompanied them. It also echoes in my own dreamy woodlands of fantasy.

Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 3/23/2005
Enchanting! Love Moon Spell~! Just enchanting to me! And I have no idea what drew me to this particular poem. Maybe the upcoming full moon in my sgn of Libra this Friday in the USA. Thanks for sharing with us. BeB~
Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 3/23/2005
Beautiful! you've captured the feminine mystery of the moon wonderfully. I loved it! :)
Reviewed by Tova Gabrielle 3/21/2005
resonant. veiled in silver. awash in moonlight. scent of cedar. moss cushioned giant. a really fragrant tactile evocation of love in nature.
Reviewed by Kathleen Herrick 3/19/2005
You've captured the feelings of a moonlit night so well, Regis. Lovely images! TY
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 3/17/2005
Enchanting and spellbounding, Regis! A lovely write!
Reviewed by Guinevere Hempstead 3/12/2005
I really like this poem.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 3/11/2005
I am one with the night profound..

Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 3/10/2005
Dear Regis, (I eventually got here ... apologies)

Aahh that moon, that "pales the stars, and paints the paths golden" paints our hearts and touches our soul too, so we become enslaved to her glorious and alluring charm. Stunning poetry Regis, as always :)

warm hugs
Reviewed by M. B. 3/10/2005
Regis, I am left breathless as I sit on that moss cushioned fallen giant with you and contemplate the mystical moon while the wild scents of the forest surround us with the magic of the night. This is a stunning work, absolutely.

I like that your feminine aspect awoke to write this lovely tribute to the night. I find it gloriously satisfying when a male has no problems with his female aspects. All humanity is comprised of male and female, the anima and animus... it is the male who can recognize this and accept it, who is truly masculine.

Your graphic is gorgeous, as always. I'd love to know your source. <wink>
Reviewed by Danielle Mundy 3/9/2005
absolutely beautiful write, paints a picture in perfect harmony with the graphic you posted...wonderful :)
Reviewed by Sheila Jones 3/9/2005
This is truly beautiful, Regis!
Splendidly written!

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 3/9/2005
A wonderful poem, Regis!
Reviewed by S H (Reader) 3/8/2005
This is a beautiful poem. I feel jealous that I am not Mirajolie.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 3/8/2005
Like the short, direct lines- I usually dislike Fantasy poetry, but I think that's because lots of writers go waaaay overboard with descriptions until it is boring for the reader, but yours works better with the short lines because it makes the descriptions easier to visualize and the reader then is more concentrated on the images rather than trying to swallow a thousand images at once. Great stuff:)
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/8/2005

Have cast a "Moon Spell" on the reader ... brillant my friend!!


Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 3/8/2005
This is essential. The "woman within" is the core of human identity. The mnetaphor corresponds to one of the most important pronouncements of Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/7/2005
and the pic is magical
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/7/2005
What a lithely beautiful, moving poem, Regis!
I felt as though I was dancing through the woods in a spring
breeze, with this lovely maiden.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 3/6/2005
WOW!! What a beautiful and captivating poem. I am sure the recipient will feel extremely blessed that you are a part of her life, Regis.
Take care,
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 3/6/2005
Enchanting poem that draws you in. Good work, Regis!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/6/2005
I agree with Kate this is really very enchanting and the graphic is indeed beautiful. What I need right now to make me feel better. I don't worry about the hair on your head you look very distinguished like that and hey didn't Kojack become a sexy symbol. This is a beautiful write and I am glad I looked it up.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/6/2005
B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L, Regis. This must represent one of your longer and more lyrical, stanzaic writes of late - more "female", as you speak about, perhaps!! (Doubtless others will disagree!!) You are so upfront, speaking so candidly about getting in touch with your feminine side, without a hint of boyish coyness. The result is complete and utter wholeness, as far as I can see; complete integrity, balance and well-being. You exude the health of one who is rich beyond measure at the moment... because you are fed and sourced by an inner stream of life which cannot be taken away from you! Love is like that, isn't it?! Can almost see that healthy glow in your cheeks and perhaps, who knows, maybe even hair will regrow on your head?!!! Facetious, but well-meant!! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 3/6/2005
Indeed magical. So nicely done. :)
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 3/5/2005
Simply smashing!!!! Thanks for sharing this moonlight delight.

Peace and happiness
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 3/5/2005
Interesting tribute to Earth.
blessin's Regis,
Reviewed by Linda Luna (Reader) 3/5/2005
Thank you for this mystic write* I once had a night in an Oregon rainforest that is brought to mind by your images. Wonderous capture of the moon's moments "Awash in moonlight..I am one with the night" <Sigh>

Beautiful Moon. LL
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/5/2005
Most Excellent Done--- A Wizard_

Will ENGLISH Bring Peace? I Can Read Your Poem Written Intelligently By You_

Lack Of Communications--One Thing,Keeping Illiterate Race Ignorant To Point They Can't Count $$$$,Cheap Labor- Pay $15.99 12 Pack Beer DRUNKENED Driving--Kill Your Child In Red Light Crossing Never Stop--- Run Border Got Away With It,i.e._

I (You) Step Out Into The Night-- Awash In Magical Moonlight_

My (Your) Children Step Out In The Night-- Cast In Bold Shadows_

Are They (You) Safe-- I Am One(They) With The Night-- Gone Forever...

Your Friend TRASK
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 3/5/2005
Perfect! This is written beautifully!
Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/5/2005
What can one say? You cast a moon spell on all of us. Delightful read o' mystic poet.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/5/2005
A very mesmerizing picture and write. I enjoyed this.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/5/2005
Oh, Regis... this enveloped me, brought such vivid mind-pictures and, at last, settled within, entirely. This one will linger; your clever brevity of phrasings wound a string around the whole and I was there, seeing what you saw, feeling it. This is, indeed, my favorite so far. I especially loved this line: On the outer edge of winter... (that line stopped me and I marveled)... sooooooo poetic and visionary. katy xox
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/5/2005
A beautiful and bewitching write romantic!

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/5/2005
Beautiful Regis, absolutely lovely!

Reviewed by Chanti Niven 3/4/2005
Dear Regis,
How many poems has the moon inspired. An enigmatic mysterious glow that lights the night sky. She (could I give her gender?)appears cool and aloof and yet somehow warm and inviting (an oxymoron)
I can relate to this gorgeous expressive write because I too am inspired by nature. You are a deep and sensitive soul and it shows throughout all your work. Mirajolie is fortunate lady.
Love Chanti
Reviewed by jude forese 3/4/2005
a magical array of light, darkness and wonder ... exceptional pen here ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/4/2005
Bet she is cold in the nude on the edge of winter, too...I envy Mirajolie, she seems to have more than your heart...Peace friend Regis, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 3/4/2005
magical, and beautiful Regis...
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 3/4/2005
Gorgeous mastery of mood, Regis! I saw each line in my mind, felt the pull of the 'pregnant orb', gentled 'Moon Spells' from the night, creating a total integration with the moments movements through Time's grace, a simple Nirvana of the most regal type, ruled by cosmic radiance mingled with earthy magic. Enjoyed!

Reviewed by Pier Tyler 3/4/2005
captured and caught-up in this hypnotic write. Excellent and yes, magical.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/4/2005
You are also a true poet Regis...
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/4/2005
You know, I looked out and saw you walking in those Canadian woods by your house last night. The moonlight was awesome reflecting off late winter snow, and the sweet smell of cedar cleared my head. Wear more clothes next time, sweetie. ;-) Oh, yeah, lovely write, Oberon.
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 3/4/2005
Wooooohhhhh! I love this! What an awesome picture!!!! I was there in the moonlight with you. Great poem! ;)

Bright Blessings ;)Silver
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 3/4/2005
Regis you keep on amazing me. This one has got to be the best one yet. Wow! I sit on a moss cushioned fallen giant. This whole poem is just ... Magnificent. full mooon bright pales the stars. What a walk. How beautiful and refreshing.
Thank You Regis I can't say enough, almost speechless
Reg is mmmmmmmMagnificent!
Love Tracey xoox
geeze Reg this is Great!
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 3/4/2005
Enchanting all the way. Moon spell draws one right into the forest and brings the sights and smells to life. It takes a very special talent to pull us in.

Reviewed by john zimmerman 3/4/2005
i know those woods i've been in them --- or, at least in the rag tag remnant that fringe the UBC campus -- they are mystc and magic in the day light --
a very heavilly overcast, [not to say sodden] day -- in the moonlight they must be breath taking your poem certainly is ...

i can picture the six inch carpet of moss on top of a fallen trunk 48" in diameter

The trees
Stark sentinels
Cast bold shadows

THis line in particularstruck me as particularly apt

well done my wizardly druid friend --

c'est bon

Reviewed by Michelle Mills 3/4/2005
I feel like I woke up in a cool, shaded forest, filled with wood nymphs and fairy dust. What a lovely poem Regis! So relaxing...Michelle
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/4/2005
And this is a marvelous poem, Regis!
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 3/4/2005
Ah, reverie ... a beautiful place to visit. Perchance I'll meet you and Mirajolie there some enchanted evening :)! Gorgeous art and magnificent poetry ... as always :)!
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 3/4/2005
beautiful and enchanting poem, a masterpiece as always
A faerie
More in accord
With the woman within
I love that Regis
Love and peace
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/4/2005
I agree totally with our colleagues William and Andy this is brilliant enchanting and magically crafted to the graphic you set it in,
Nice work,

Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/4/2005
A brilliant piece Regis
a true Keeper
Thanks for sharing

William .... Peace
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/4/2005
Totally enchanting..
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/4/2005
I am sooooo taken with your imagery in your poems. You paint a very nice picture here of solitude and thought. Thnx Regis, you're a dream come true. May the Lord be with you always,a nd at your side constantly. With much love, peace, & (((HUGS))) ... Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/4/2005
Reviewed by A PAX 3/4/2005
I adore the magic here
pax A
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/4/2005
Great poem Regis, there's nothing like
the moon. It does something to my dreams also. ;)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/4/2005

A most compelling journey into fantastic realms of love--a stunning presentation! BRAVO, mon ami!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 3/4/2005
Wow Regis ... your imagery explodes on the page!

Reviewed by George Jackson 3/4/2005
This is just fantastic, Regis. Hope you don't mind, but gonna save this to my Library. Excellent write. Did you do the art work as well? Love it.
Reviewed by Janet Parker 3/4/2005
Outstanding, Regis. You took me away into the woods that I love. I like the smell of dirt, tree bark, mushrooms, moss....I could go on and on. I experienced those sensual pleasures in your poem.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/4/2005
Stunning imagery Regis, you can smell and taste the forest...excellent

Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/4/2005
Your imagery in this one Regis, is pure enchantment! How blessed
she is to be the receiver of this beautiful tribute!

Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/4/2005
This is wonderful. Much better than I've been doing.
In a restless stupor I pace the town streets at night until I realize it is too freezing and I didn't dress warmly enough, and I'm a half hour from home.
But I do forget that as I follow Orion.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/4/2005
Stunnigh tribute Regis!!

Love TinkaS
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 3/4/2005
enchanting write!
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/4/2005
This is pure poetry at its best. What imagery. Thank you Regis for this sparkling gem of a write.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/4/2005
If Mirajolie has inspired this masterwork, then she indeed has a beautiful soul. Regis, this poem has us spellbound along with you. Just exquisite!!
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 3/4/2005
as a louisiana man myself, i love late night walks along the edge of the woods...i liked the reference to the fallen tree as "giant," giving it human qualities...good poem.
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/4/2005
A magical write my friend with love and passion. Love is powerful and the fantasy it can create in our minds is magical. Your words only add to the flavour!!!

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/4/2005
Sounds to me as though you have been in the Louisiana swamps recently as the word to this well-written poem seems to suggest something akin to hoodoo/voodoo spells.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/4/2005
c'est magnifique, mon ami! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 3/4/2005
I like the images the trees casting shadow and the pale stars. nice job

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