Love Beneath the Moon and Stars

Moon and Strars
Moon and Stars

Stare up at the Moon and stars,

Which one’s Venus, which one’s Mars?

See the wonders of the sky,

Made for lovers, you and I.


Planets orbit around our Sun,

Unique traits in every one.

Just like those I see in  you,

In everything, you say and do.


The heavens are a source of love,

Galaxies abound, above.

Our own is called The Milky Way,

My love for you it grows each day.


The earth has only one small moon,

It makes young lovers kiss and swoon.

Its influence is like a dart,

Shooting beams into the heart.


I pull you close and kiss your lips,

Embracing you in a lover’s grip.

Sweet desire burns in your eyes,

As from your lips escape soft sighs.


Invite me to your warm soft bed,

Tell me the thoughts inside your head.

Let our passions have their way,

And share our love ’til the break of day.


by John Hansen © 2018



author’s note: “This poem is to be entered in the February Love Poem Contest”.



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Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBook of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" at Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction. I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years are now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

15 thoughts on “Love Beneath the Moon and Stars

  • February 10, 2018 at 6:48 AM

    John, thank you so much for submitting this lovely poem to February’s Love Poem Contest. I have added it to the list which I will publish on 2/15 when voting starts.

  • February 10, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Thank you Phyllis. It’s good to be back writing. Thanks for the kind comment and for entering the poem in the contest. Much appreciated.

  • February 10, 2018 at 6:11 PM

    Lovely poem on love John..enjoyed reading and thank you for sharing your words..

  • February 10, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    Thank you, Anjana. I really appreciate your kind comment. Glad you enjoyed this.

  • February 11, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Thank you for sharing John,this was a lovely piece with smooth transitions and lovely imagery. Nice work

  • February 11, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Hi Paul, I think there is more feeling in this than poetic skill but it is what it is 🙂 Thanks for your kind comment. Always good to see you.

  • February 16, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Hi John,

    List of entries for the contest has been posted in the forum and in the 2/15 newsletter.

    Please vote for your favorite poem. Last day to vote is 2/28. Winner will be announced in

    the March 1 issue of our newsletter. Winner will be notified by private email with request

    for address to send the ‘101 FAMOUS POEMS’ book to. Thank you.

  • February 20, 2018 at 7:41 AM

    Your poem brought so many thoughts which I can definitely relate to. Very nicely done, and most enjoyable. Donald!

  • September 25, 2023 at 2:52 AM

    I just want to say ‘Thank You’. I am writing a Handfasting Ceremony and was on a hunt for a poem or reading related to Moon and Stars about a special kind of Love that takes your breath away. I hunted for hours. I even had to go hunting 3 different times but then…..I found your poem. I stopped and wept. I knew there was a poem that was just right and finally the Universe led me to this.

    Thank you so much and credit with gladly be given. Bless U!

    • September 25, 2023 at 5:51 AM

      Thank you for reading this, Diana. I am glad this poem is what you were looking for. Please feel free to use it at the handfasting ceremony, and appreciate it if you give me credit.


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