The Virgin and the Crescent Moon
She sits within a starburst
on a crescent moon
the Child in her arms
her gaze intent, eyes lowered
The rich drapery of her dress
her necklace and the tasseled cushion
are far from the stable, the manger
Another moon-seated woman
swings her leg seductively
in a fifties musical
and wonders whether there is a future
Clair Chilvers started writing poetry at the age of 70 after she retired from a career as a research scientist and latterly with the UK National Health Service. She lives in Gloucestershire. She has privately published a pamphlet- Pilgrimage - written following a visit to Palestine and had her first two poems published in online journals in December 2018. Her work has been described as ' powerful and moving' by Anna Saunders founder of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival.
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