With Love for Xanthus #atozchallenge #greekmythology #poetry #napowrimo #photography


behind the curtains

Through the window she peers

this goddess with a plan

this beauty is a fool

safety leave for another man

*

Inflicted with a love

she knows not where it’s from

she cries into the winds

Xanthus to you I come

*

Upon a ship she goes

into the foamy sea

waving to one and all

leaving children and family

*

Upon the waves she’s tossed

her heart has lost it’s way

true to me dear Xanthus?

your love do not delay

*

He  sees her in a dream

reaches but sadly missed

his heart is in a knot

to Alcinoe he breathes a kiss

*

His kiss she never feels

Athena has paid her due

the lovers in the mist

will never know what’s true

*

Cast in the salty sea

her senses come to life

the ones she loved at home

thoughtlessly left behind

Alcinoe in greek mythology: was the daughter of Polybus of Corinth and wife of Amphilochus, son of Dryas. She refused to pay the full wages to Nicandra, a weaver she had hired, and the woman prayed to Athena to avenge her. The goddess afflicted Alcinoe with a passion for Xanthus of Samos and she left her husband and children and ran away with him. Coming to her senses in the middle of the voyage, she wept bitter tears and threw herself into the sea.[1]

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nautilus 16

This year for  A to Z challenge, I am using the Nautilus as my inspiration all month. The shell has many chambers (at least enough to fit all the letters.)  You will find poetry,  You will find some dark stuff (as I am attempting to branch into the horror genre), You will also see a smattering of short stories or prose (some with children in mind) others as lessons that we can all learn from. I look forward to  meeting you and getting to know some talented writers over this month long writing journey. Please check over at the A to Z challenge and see what they are up to; they are a fine bunch of folks.

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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    1. I was curious if you ever coeesdirnd changing the layout of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?

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  1. Those stories are so powerful and so sad. The story I’m writing now is set to have a sad ending but modern books never end in tragedy so I’m struggling. Maybe I was born too late!

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