Today, I’d like to share with you one of the three poems that are featured in my second novel, ‘The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb’. It is called ‘Advice from the Moon’. I wrote it in my 20s. Late one evening, I was sitting in my family house on the balcony, alone with my thoughts, admiring the night sky. It was a cloudy night but the moonlight shone strongly. It was such a beautiful site that it overwhelmed me. I went inside to fetch my notebook and wrote the whole poem in one sitting. I hope you will enjoy it.
ADVICE FROM THE MOON
Mother of tides / your magic word the sea abides
Healer of pain / look at my heart, the wretched, the slain.
Of gathering clouds you slide on the silk
Of worrying souls the bread and the milk
You are; as you were and always will be
I’m longing for truth, your face to see
I’m looking for answers, my dreams to come true
Will they from the clouds one day come through?
And then as She slid, majestically pale
Behind grey veils, so silky, so frail
She shone on my face and filled me with bliss
Then blew these words like a motherly kiss:
‘When morning should come
-Then whispered The Moon-
The Sun will awake and blind me too soon
He puts me to sleep with powerful rays
And blind I stumble throughout His days.
At night, I’m The Queen, The Mother, The Guide
But sometimes behind the clouds I should hide.
And if your keen eye should try to find me
Don’t blame the clouds that gather to hide me.
Hold on to your dreams and hang on still proud
I hear your pleas – you stare at the cloud.
I haven’t gone out; I’m still all around!
I hold all your dreams behind the cloud.
And as I emerge from silver grey lines
As clouds will then yield, as moonlight then shines
One day your dreams at last will be there
They’re already here my child;
As long as at clouds you solemnly stare…’
© 2013 Effrosyni Moschoudi. All rights reserved
“The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb”, follows the lives and loves of two young girls who’ve never met but are connected in a mysterious way. It’s the first part of a paranormal romance that’s set in Brighton (England) in the 1930’s and in Corfu (Greece) in the 1980’s. The novel was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 ABNA contest. “The Ebb” is now available on Amazon. I’m currently penning the second part in the series (“The Flow”) which I plan to publsh in 2015.