Stolen Kiss

Was it for nought you kissed
Behind a veil of murky cloud
A beauty rare

Rendezvous or moonlight tryst
Mars and Venus
Such an unlikely pair

Twill be a time to wait
For love to come this way again
O may the skies then your love declare Writing with a muse.

I know Mars and Venus met on July 13, and it is said they kissed (A view that close only from earth’s perspective) and will not be that close again until 2024. It was cloudy that evening, blocking our view.

I chose to try one of the nine muses, Urania (astronomy). I find it “amusing’ it worked out better than I expected.

For this challenge, I would like you to choose your muse. You can do this in any one of the following ways:

  • Write a poem invoking the Muse, and following in the long-established classical tradition.
  • Choose one of the nine Classical Muses and write a poem with her particular area of influence in mind (for example, choose Caliope and write a comedic poem)
  • Write a poem inspired by your own personal muse, whether that be an individual, a place, or anything else which fires your creativity. You can refer to your muse either directly or indirectly, but some form of reference to your muse as a source of inspiration should be included.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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12 Responses to Stolen Kiss

  1. Grace says:

    What a heavenly sight it was but alas it was cloudy on my part of the world. Love the moonlight tryst of Mars and Venus.

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  2. Lucy says:

    Oooh, this is a beauty! I cannot wait to see the 2024 sequel to Mars and Venus’ tryst. Now that they kissed, maybe they can finally hold hands. πŸ˜€

    I really loved this piece, Mary, especially the final stanza:

    “Twill be a time to wait
    For love to come this way again
    O may the skies then your love declare”

    Sigh. That is such gorgeous writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ingrid says:

    A beautiful celestial dance: planets which pass in the night! So gracefully and skilfully done, Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mother Wintermoon says:

    Lovely ode to mars and Venus, Mary. They kissed and had a tryst, veiled by the clouds. I think they needed some privacy. 😊 It’s always a pleasure to read your words and be here with you…MW. πŸ™

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  5. Helen Dehner says:

    Love that you chose one of the nine muses …. great job!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. msjadeli says:

    It is a very interesting combo isn’t it. I like your question.


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