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Goddess of the Mists
by Regis Auffray
Friday, December 30, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A popular writer from the Den actually "made" me do this. Photo by me.

Goddess of the Mists 
She spoke to me
From the wispy mists of the river
She said
From an island perhaps
She urged me
Coaxed me
To sow something upon the virgin page
Since my muse seems to have abandoned me
I thought I could almost see her
This veiled goddess of the mists
As she touched the clouds
They turned into coloured hues of greys and blues
That painted the river too
Touched the leafless cottonwoods
And turned them golden
Beckoned to a flock of wild whistling swans
And they floated slowly against the backdrop
Of brooding snow-covered mountains
All this she did and more
And for a moment
I forgot the wars
The violence
The disasters
The endless list lost
In seemingly endless chaos
Even the pain of an impossible friendship
Was soothed
And for a short sweet while
I could write the words above
And sigh…
…and sigh
© Copyright 2005 Regis Auffray


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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/19/2014
Lovely muse, and I must mention I loved the reflection of the mountains over the water in the many scenes from one of your videos.
Reviewed by Ken Colonsay 2/16/2011
One of your best, Regis. You find the Muse through the mist all right.
Reviewed by Mary Metcalf 10/25/2009
how beautiful, your words took me there, i saw the mist and the beautiful colors the serenity of the silence, your goddess is definately an artist of the view as you are the artist of the words, how i enjoyed reading your words
mary etta
Reviewed by Cherise Carroll 7/15/2008
You must have the biggest heart! We should all be so fortunate to find a muse to inspire such literary vision. Kudos again Regis!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/10/2008
You have a gift for natural imagery, Regis. I was soothingly floated off my couch and straight into the mists with your words. The last two lines give such a feeling of relaxation...the same feeling I get after a nice soak in the hot tub. Bravo! Hugs~
Reviewed by Amy Avatar 3/29/2006
Your "Goddess of the Mists" is indeed
beautiful and I am so glad to hear that
she is real (~_*)
Reviewed by Robert Martin 3/11/2006
Regis, wonderful imagery here, I could almost see the trees changing color and the river shining.
Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 3/5/2006
If a goddess of the mists gave to you such peace that for a short while you forgot wars, disasters, endless chaos and pains...then keep calling to her in that mist. Lovely words to go with that photo!
Mary Lynn~
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 2/21/2006
Regis, I'm glad you had a kind Muse to prod you...and yes! we must allow for mystery and escape into a moe beautiful world than the political one we live in.

Enchanting picture and verse!
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 2/11/2006
What a beautiful write!
Reviewed by Meredith Dixon 1/20/2006
Very beautiful, Regis. And the air of mystery is tantalizing. I mean are the muse and the friend the one and the same? Or is the muse some love long ago or now? Keep it private but your words say so much. Love this one very much. Wouldn't one like to be your muse with your poetic, flowing words?! Love, Meredith
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 1/8/2006
very beautiful write, loved reading this!
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop 1/4/2006
brilliant descriptions v moving in ancient times places the mists gathered were also known as the presences of the memories, mysteries
of the goddess.saludos
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/4/2006
Nature, well spring of inspiration!
Beautifully penned, Regis.
Reviewed by Rose L 1/3/2006
Clearly the Goddess called to you and you listened - very well. She brought you some measure of peace and a moment of enlightenment and creativity - how beautiful. May the peace continue.


Reviewed by Michelle Mills 1/3/2006
How did I miss this one? This is BEAUTIFUL!!! It's like a window into your soul. And the photo is amazing too. It sure makes my neighborhood suck big time...I wish I could live around loveliness like that. Love you, Michelle
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 1/3/2006
Ahhhhhh. This is s o . . .trying to find a word that is worthy. . .
guess I will have to settle for l o v e l y. Wonderful!! Happy, Happy New Year, my friend. Thank you!! <3 'Pea <3
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 1/3/2006
Ah Regis, this is so very beautiful, absolutely outstanding poetry that makes you sigh along with you! Beautifully written,

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/3/2006
Fantastic poem. She made me sigh too.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/3/2006
happy New year Regis, great poetic story, cool, kool,
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 1/2/2006
I am so glad she made you sigh...(Thank her for us please)I am sighing too after reading this awesome poem.
Best wishes to you and yours always
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 1/2/2006
Your picture reminds me of the Lady of the Mists. Beauty is forever.
Reviewed by jude forese 1/2/2006
i'm glad you found your muse to compose this valued poem ... have a inspired year ahead, Regis ...
Reviewed by Aberjhani 1/2/2006
Blessed be the goddess and your pen for blessing us all with this beautiful write:-)
Reviewed by J. Pajot 1/1/2006
Such a well worded description of creative ectstasy!! Bravo to you, Regis. The pic was great...the response to your Muse was priceless...
May the New Year bring you much to smile well,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/1/2006
As Goddess is, so Goddess does... whether ethereal or fleshly... would be nice if she were both!! But then, Sweet Man, this is no less than you deserve and if impossible friends and muses are out of reach, then Goddess Friend and Mother surely makes up for a lot! Beautiful, touching and uplifting... is her equivalent Prince Charming, him of the awakening kiss, do you think? Hmmmm... much to ponder on here... Delightful - and many blessings and richness of the supernal spiritual type to you and those you love and care for in the times ahead. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/1/2006
Beautiful Regis and so peaceful
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 1/1/2006
so soothing..a lovely way to start the year..I want it to be a soothing year..permeated with peace and love..
Have a wonderful New Year Regis!!!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 12/31/2005
Your muse is doing well by you on this day.

Happy New Year, Regis
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/31/2005
You have created such motion and depth with your words and images, Regis. The serenity of the moment you create makes the reader sigh right along with you. Your muse is far from dead and to submerge yourself in the negativity that runs rampant around us all is to veer from your appointed path and abandon your purpose. It is the strong that can feel compassion for the world and still maintain their focus on their destiny. Beautiful poetry and I tip my hat to the person who gave you that gentle nudge that prompted you to deliver this wonderful offering to us. Happy New Year!!
Take care,
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/31/2005
There's such beauty and serenity in these words it almost feels a sin to review them. I want it's impact to live in my mind untouched by evaluation of any kind.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/31/2005
well done
Reviewed by Tina Clark 12/31/2005
You painted a beauty on this "virgin page" my friend. The colors so vivid to this minds eye! Sitting here now wishing I could thank the one that made ya do it! Very, very nice my friend! Picture was jsut grand too!

Have a Wonderfully blessed New Year
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/31/2005
This poem is like eating candy floss.
Kate B could be behind this too..
Stunning photo. Great depth of field.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/31/2005
And you've written them quite well, Regis. Love your photo, too.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/31/2005
Most outstanding happy to read you again!!

I wish to you the bestest New Year Ever OKAY!!

A special order from TinkaSweet!!

Love Tinka!!
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 12/31/2005
do it again, Regis, for us all. btw, your photography is excellent. be mused! Dawn
Reviewed by Only A Poet 12/31/2005
Every poet should have such a muse! Wonderful pen and enjoyed very much.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/30/2005
Regis, I'm so happy to see you post a new poem, and what a poem it is. :-) A soul-broadening gem with a dream-stirring picture. Lovely, sir, et les mots touchent mon coeur. Oh look! Here's a New Year greeting: Happy New Year! Much love and peace to you, my friend. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/30/2005
Man, I wish I could write as well when my muse escapes me...and a super beautiful pic, is that fog on it or clouds over water...? Ed
Reviewed by Peter Paton 12/30/2005
I agree with Eileen below, could the hand of Nordette be involved in your renaissance Reg
If so, we owe her your absence has beeen noted in the Den, and we have been the less for the lack of your outstanding contributions
The picture is gorgeous too !
Reviewed by J M 12/30/2005
Thwe passion of emotion in this is beautiful.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/30/2005
This is outstanding Regis! so glad to see you posting.
Nordette comes to mind;-)But so do a couple others.
Whomever it is I say thank you for encouraging Regis
in such a fine way!...Happy New Year!

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 12/30/2005
Only a tiny variety of muses have a widespread following. I've only counted eighteen in Britain. Goddess of the Mists manifests herself into a creatrix who lends herself to you to bring forth the poem. She is a redressed Regis model by the sophisticated movement in his hand. Regis, Goddess of the Mists is encoded in the fabric of your beautiful mind. She really is. She is very real to me. If only fleeting, she will be back to visit you. Look for her especially around the equinoxes.

Reviewed by L. Figgins 12/30/2005
In this is your treasure and your salvation, Regis, as you are living in the moment. "The sun rising out of dark water", to quote Thomas Moore. We express our deepest emotion through metaphor and this is very beautiful...

Love, Lin
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 12/30/2005
The distance between here and there is a Regis Auffray offering. From wherever it came, it found its perfection between the here (violence) and the there - where we all wish we could be. Thanks for opening to the Muse once again!
Reviewed by Iva Lawson 12/30/2005
I love you, Jerry Bolton. I was thinking that muse was a witch with a capital "B" as well. Regis, go find her again and rip another glorious verse from her tight little fists. That'll learn her, durn her!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/30/2005
I, and the rest of the crowd here, thank this mysterious "popular writer from the Den" that helped you find that bitch Muse, because this is exquisite.
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