Music Challenge/Photo Challenge: Poem – Wrapped Refrain (1) – “ A Fallen Star’s Quest” #amwriting #poetry #musicchallenge #photochallenge

Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Music Challenge #32 on the song “Moon River”sung by Audrey Hepburn. Also, thanks to NEKNEERAJ of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Photo Challenge.

Credit: ezornier @deviantart

Falling blaze of light, night faerie,

With feathered puff wings she tarries.

Downy angel of stardust sent,

After the Moon Rivers descent.

Wider than a mile it bubbles,

Cutting past her legs stumbling.

She lifts feathers to fly, but her wings are weights, ball and chains set;

Sunshine hair in her eyes she smiles, but her feet lurch dirt wet.


As the moon’s orb casts brilliant beams,

Directs a path she deftly gleans.

Her body trembles winter cold,

Winds chilling skin; for she’s been told —

When to earth she fell, she chose weak;

To no more be a star so sweet.

Her wings disassemble, feathers as snowflakes fall, flutter;

Mud sucks her feet; she’s a once gleaming bird wingless, sputtering.


Dimmed star, broken-hearted lover;

She seeks a soul; he loved her ‘bove.

She treads his way, an innocent,

Not knowing human sorrow’s pins;

Her wisdom lost, but she peers and waits.

Branches rustle, spirit engaged;

Perfection fumbles in girlish form, black-hole discovering —

A quest; she’s swept down Moon River, crazy truth uncovered.


Stardust child with heart unchanging,

Rides a rainbow’s trail on the chase.

She’ll find him; he’ll gentle whisper,

Asking why she became a wisp.

She’s down Moon River full of angst,

Though, with her wings she scaled its banks.

With tears of joy on petal skin, she’s found her dream-maker;

Her heart sparks; he bends to carry a star home, she’s quaking.


Their two drifters mingling swiftly,

Rising to wander the world’s mists.

Places of wonder that light her eyes,

Thunder breaks, in terror she cries.

They’re a duo with each other —

For but a lifetime’s sacred vows.

In years, the nebula rekindles shines with her soul twin;

Falling blazes, light ethereal, on infant wings both spin.


©Mandibelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.


14 thoughts on “Music Challenge/Photo Challenge: Poem – Wrapped Refrain (1) – “ A Fallen Star’s Quest” #amwriting #poetry #musicchallenge #photochallenge

  1. ivor20 August 20, 2018 / 2:35 am

    A beautifully inspirational poem, a very different sort of read for me, and I enjoyed being immersed in images of your words.

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    • mandibelle16 August 20, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks so much Ivor. I appreciate your comment and I’m happy you liked the poem despite it being a different kind of poetry did you 🙂 Have a great week!

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  2. Singledust August 20, 2018 / 6:25 am

    very nice story telling using poetry. the quest of a broken star, I was saddest when she lost her wisdom. How much she has sacrificed for the one she wants to be with. I like that you went with a happy ending. This should be a full length fairy tale Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 August 20, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks SD. I was thinking of Neil Geiman’s novel and the wonderful movie “Star Dust” when I wrote this. One if my favourite modern fairytales 🙂

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      • Singledust August 20, 2018 / 9:49 pm

        i knew it was! we have talked about this story before and i recognised her character here, i think we are both very influenced by Neil Gaman’s Stardust.

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      • mandibelle16 August 20, 2018 / 9:53 pm

        I think so. Yes we have chatted about it. It was such a good movie. I almost wish for a part two 🙂 Her daughter or something.

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