Astrophobia
One should not confuse the words astrophobia and astraphobia. In this poem, Irina Mizuki writes about the phenomenon that concentrates on the fear of stars and celestial space.

One should not confuse the words astrophobia and astraphobia. In this poem, Irina Mizuki writes about the phenomenon that concentrates on the fear of stars and celestial space.

Analysis

In this short poem, Irina compares the characteristics of the one she loves, with natural phenomenon. Actually: things that are part of our universe. The sun, the moon, the sky and the earth. She knows that the one she loves is both close and far away. Is this the poetess who speaks about her secret love? The love she isn’t able to show the one she needs? Or is it the poetess who sees they cannot be together.

Love is such a strange thing. It can be both positive and negative. Positive when you are able to say words of love. Negative when you said them, but the response wasn’t what you hoped for. Or there is also the possibility that you aren’t able to say them at all.

The poem is somewhat magical, as it doesn’t give a clear answer to what is going on. There is no need for that because now it is open for discussion. Will she ever love? Will the two of them ever be together? So many questions, that are related to this short poem.

If you take a close look at this one-stanza poem, you will notice that everything is in perfect order. Eyes like stars, that is her way of saying she is lost when looking into those eyes. A feeling that many of us have experienced, when in love.

The sun is warm and bright. Just as laughter is. Especially when it is someone who you really love, who is laughing. But, a laugh comes with a smile and this is the tricky part. The moon. This satellite is somewhat mystical. Is there more to this smile? Perhaps the reason the two of them cannot be together?

Finally, there is the sky and the earth. Under normal conditions, we cannot be in the sky. Unlike birds, we cannot fly. Yes, we can make use of an aeroplane. This isn’t the same. The poetess tells us in a way, she seems to be stuck (here on earth).

Astrophobia

Your eyes are the stars.
Your laughter is the sun.
Your smile is the moon.
But if you are the sky,
I am the earth

Irina Mizuki

Astrophibia or astraphobia

There is a big difference between these two words. The word astrophobia is the fear of stars and celestial space. The word astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightning.

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Interested to see and read more about Irina? Then follow her on Instagram.The introduction image is from Irina’s Instagram profile.

Title
Astrophobia
Article Name
Astrophobia
Summary
A poem written by Irina Mizuki, about a love that cannot be.
Author
Publisher Name
The Ministry of Poetic Affairs

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