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High king on high throne
lost his favorite son,
watched him fading for days
'til he was finally gone.

Crestfallen and desperate,
a million tears he cried
as he lamented his passing,
and wore black all night.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi Lyra, and welcome to Puzzling :) Is this puzzle your own creation or did you find it somewhere else? Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Oct 1, 2022 at 4:57
  • $\begingroup$ Hey Stiv, thank you for you warm welcome! I wrote it myself. $\endgroup$
    – Lyra
    Oct 1, 2022 at 11:37
  • $\begingroup$ Great, thanks for letting us know :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Oct 1, 2022 at 14:39

1 Answer 1

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I think the king here is:

the sky.

High king on high throne
lost his favorite son,
watched him fading for days
'til he was finally gone.

This describes the waning of the moon, as it 'fades' from a full moon to a new moon ('finally gone') over approximately 14 days. The 'high' king is the sky, up high; the 'favourite son' in question is the moon.

Crestfallen and desperate,
a million tears he cried

The king's 'tears' are the stars, with millions of them shining upon his face.

as he lamented his passing,
and wore black all night.

And in the absence of the moon, the night sky appears as if dressed in black mourning colours.

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  • $\begingroup$ That is correct. Thank you for solving it! $\endgroup$
    – Lyra
    Oct 2, 2022 at 18:16

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