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THE MAN IN THE MOON II
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Published: September 19, 2006
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A night of dreams and wonder makes hearts, the unseen things ponder.

Ethereal voices to open hearts speak, young souls listen as they seek.

Into one such night let us take a peek.


Twas a midsummer night as a brown-haired lad and a lass with golden tresses, walked the woods near each of their homes. The air was clear, charged with magic, and the sky was full of heavenly lights. It was hard to tell where the earth stopped and the heavens started. But for the trees, which rooted the imagination to the ground, all would be blended into a mass of shadows and twinkling lights. A night of mystery, tinted with premonition.

His home on one side of the sea, hers the other. Each one walking beneath their country sky. Two places, one sky. Two hearts, one wonder to behold eight short hours apart.

Slowly all the lights grew dim as the sky above the lass filled with the brilliance of a rising full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery voice said, "hello".

Leaning on a sturdy branch, up in her favorite tree, the young girl warily looked up into a smiling face and replied with a hesitant, "hi".

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. " O lassie young and fair, to you I have a message to share. Someday to a far off land you'll go. Young children are to be placed into your care, but that's not all that will happen while you are there. In this land you will meet a young man whose life you will share. On one distant night your hearts will become one as into his eyes you stare." With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But the message she heard she would never forget.

Slowly all the lights grew dim as the sky above the lad filled with the brilliance of a rising full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery voice said, "hello".

Sitting on a sturdy branch, part way up his favorite tree, the young boy curiously looked up into a smiling face and shot back a rather shaky, "hi".

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. "My young friend, to you I have a message to share. Some day a young lass will travel to this land. Her love and yours will be bound with a marriage band. She will light up your life as the sun does me and that glow will illumine the hearts of others as from you both it does flow.

With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But the message he heard he would never forget.


A night of dreams and wonder makes hearts, the unseen things ponder.

Ethereal voices to open hearts speak, young souls listen as they seek.

Into another such night let us take a peek.


On the horizon the Moon started to rise as a young man with brown hair and a young woman with golden tresses, went for a walk. The air was clear, charged with magic, and the sky was full of heavenly lights. It was hard to tell where the earth stopped and the heavens started. A night of mystery, tinted with recognition. As each approached, they paid each other no heed, two strangers in a stranger place. Not far apart, each turned, side by side, to face the rising Moon. Each was lost in thoughts and dreams of days gone by. Slowly all the other lights grew dim as the sky filled with the brilliance of a full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery, familiar voice said, "hello".

With resting arms on a fieldstone wall, two sets of eyes, remembering a similar night, looked up and a simultaneous reply was heard, "hi". Startled at the sound of the other's voice, two pairs of eyes turned and met and locked.

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. "You both remember the night you talked with the Man in the Moon, this night as you look into each other's eyes, your memories and lives are becoming one".

With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But a journey together just began for two not so unfamiliar strangers, who just met.
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mikalover139's avatar
With an extra teaspoon of magic. Nice touch.
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Lephys's avatar
Delicate.

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Prader's avatar
I'm sorry if this is an obvious question, but do you illustrate children's books? It would be so lovely if you did!:blushes:
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SnappingSausage|Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way you've drawn the tree ^^
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szarywrobel's avatar
beutifull, like all in yours gallery
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garkeats's avatar
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
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answerphone's avatar
INCREDIBLE

You really gave us a taste of your own world..
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scribbleNscratch's avatar
Wow!wow!wow! This piece is amazing.The barks on the tree, the moon light and the boy, it's all amazing. i love it!
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Edimmu's avatar
Beautiful, that's what I can say. :aww:
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j-friLLyROtt's avatar
ah! i forgot to mention how delightful it is to see that little squirrel there! hasiodha! the details on the tree is so amazing, it looks almost reaaal
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j-friLLyROtt's avatar
BEAUTIFUL! OH MY EYE SOCKETS! :faint:
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aine1989's avatar
i very much enjoy seeing the cross in your illustrations.....and it seems that I have found another artist that enjoys fairies as much as me! Ill be watchin you :)
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yaamas|Professional Traditional Artist
The cross is what inspires me. I am so happy that you like my work. Thanks!
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Wings-of-dust|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: your artwork has been featured here [link] :D
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saintfighteraqua|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful piece of art, it's great!
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jolly4318's avatar
hey wow this drawing is awesome keep it up =) i love the trees in from of the moon like that and the little boy looks so sad
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Roaring-Flame-Cat|Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely... I LOVE all those details and how kind their faces look ^_^
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Inqy's avatar
The moon's glow really lights up the picture. I love this. ^_^
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gdsoflovenbeauty's avatar
Amazing detail with everything. Bravo!!! It's gorgeous. Thank you.
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alchamoras's avatar
Wow. Its simply beautiful, like the picture is simply an extention of the poem.
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inu-gurl's avatar
Its really amazing it must have taken a long time but it looks so good
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MiseryPsychosis's avatar
Incredible detail in everything thats in this masterpiece. -meltswithintthepicture- <3~ Great job. :heart:
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Tirimasu| Traditional Artist
Wow! This is spectacular. Your style is so soft and lovely. I absolutely adore it.[link]
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