Blood moon

Posted: October 18, 2013 in nature poems

blood moon

It’s Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday http://kellieelmore.com/2013/10/18/fwf-free-write-friday-image-prompt-with-guest-host-mark-schutter/ and todays prompt is this photo of an October Hunter’s Moon (also known as a Blood moon), taken in Paris.

Eclipsing stars and the dust of galaxies,
this blood-soaked globe hangs there,
a Cyclops with its black-veined edges.
It pierces the raven night, pinning
down summer’s last throw of the dice.
Daring woodlands to drift through madrugada
and into a new day without surrendering
to autumnal pressure.  Under this intense
bloody glare the courage of trees fail,
they bleed chlorophyll into the ground
and as the sun rises their leaves
reflect back that pale yellow stare.

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Comments
  1. Annie's Muse says:

    What a lovely response! This is my favorite line:

    It pierces the raven night, pinning
    down summer’s last throw of the dice.

  2. martha0stout says:

    Very thought provoking! Thank you for sharing.

  3. neenslewy says:

    Really enjoyed reading this, loved this description – with its black-veined edges.

  4. Mark says:

    Wow, very descriptive almost surreal for me! I am with Annie and love the line > pinning
    down summer’s last throw of the dice! Very nice! Thanks for participating!

  5. Mary says:

    Really beautifully described!!

  6. very innovative with lovely imagery. I loved it. Please find time to read my poetry on Rain-Chimes~My Poetry Blog, http://drsmitasriwas.wordpress.com

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