Ode to Selene


Ode to Selene

She walks in beauty, through the night,
‘cross cloudless skies, eclipsing stars.
Shadows cast by her tranquil light
guide drunken men to topless bars.

She lifts the tides, caresses waves
that sculpt the shores of eager earth
and she endures my rants and raves,
inspiring all I do of worth.

Changing faces every day.
Constant beauty always pure.
Beaming dreams into my sleep.
I’d go crazy without her.

(I wrote this back when I was a baby poet, during my first Poem-A-Day Challenge in April 2011, long before I opened this blog. I stole from Lord Byron in the first stanza and Sting in the third. I present it here with only minor edits.)


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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11 Responses to Ode to Selene

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    Great to see you are still writing after almost a decade

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  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    Delightful read! It is interesting to go back in old poetry. I once went through all my work and transcribed some worth working on some more. This one needs nothing, in my opinion. It got me in the feels.

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  3. dievca says:

    Two good people to borrow from. XO

    Liked by 1 person

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