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Queen of Corfu

by Melina Raven Maness Diebold

Chrysogon's silk tresses

that echo her dresses

of verdigris and vermillion

Aeolus' wind caresses

as she frets and distresses

forlorn beneath her pavilion


She might not be nigh

but I can still spy

her eyes within the sky


For the moon is her iris

the billows her lashes

and the brume as her lid

Standing on the shores of Kerkyra

and subtly the Ionian plashes

our love, the Moirae forbid


Will we meet again

But dare we conspire?

Aphrodite unto ye we plea

Let our love transpire!


Bring me across the sea

to fair Chrysogon's arms!

Eros, let your arrows flee

bond me, fettered to her charms!



Author's Note: number 3 of new project. I've really got lots of dreams for this particular poem. Advice is greatly appreciated. I feel I need more help with the rhythm.

Posted on 12/01/2004
Copyright © 2022 Melina Raven Maness Diebold

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Amanda L Marron on 12/04/04 at 04:38 PM

This is absolutely wonderful. Beautiful imagery, using the gods names, I love it. One suggestion though to help you with the rhythm, could you possibly change "shores of Kerkyra" to "Kerkyra shores"? Maybe that will help it flow a little smoother?

Posted by Mark Maxey on 01/17/05 at 06:57 PM

I am amazed at the quantity of your work...and each day I read more I am taken in more by your imagery...great job! please keep writing

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