Saturday, September 21, 2013

I Caught the Moon

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Lone Wolf

I caught the moon bleeding light
into my room
winking at me
woven dreams dangling
in a land lost amongst a
sea of black Swarovski crystals

Mom told me
timelessly he flirts with many
netting their dreams
Marilyn Monroe almost caught him
 his Jekyll n' Hyde
tendencies,
were too much for her

Setting off my wilderness
once a month I am 
captivated
his serenade scented by Moon flowers
Beeswax candles drip 
happy thoughts blur into day
but we will never
walk the red carpet ============
he is a lone wolf 
a golden jackal roaming the night
his love call  heard by all


I released him back into the wild
He is perched on his nightly throne
looming at me
holding a grudge
I prefer the strong, silent time 
he watches me his silvery orb
winks
but he belongs to no one and to all. 


© Ellen Wilson


 
 Thank you Marian, for this prompt!
 

 


 

31 comments:

  1. That first stanza is excellent, Ella. what an excellent idea this is. I love the way you wrapped it up at the end too.

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    1. Thank you Kerry! I love the moon-I can't think of many nights I am not outside walking and glancing at the golden balloon. Thank you so much~ :D

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  2. Goodness, what a beautiful and imaginative piece. There is too much to love to single out a single part of it.

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    1. Hi Susie,
      Thank you! You are sweet-I had fun writing it! The moon has its own special magic :D

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  3. This is really original and glorious. HOW did you photograph that moon in a jar? LOVE the idea of moon as lone wolf, "golden jackal"....how cool is that? Belonging to no one and to all. I love the moonflowers, too. One of your best, Ellie!

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    1. Hi Sherry,
      It isn't my photo. I listed the credit below...I wish it was. It is fabulous! I had to include a wolf ;D I thought of you :D Thank you so much~

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  4. This is beautiful writing, Ella. One of your best (in recent times anyway) that I can remember. I love the picture of the moon flirting with many and netting their dreams...and also to the idea that he belongs to no one and to all!

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    1. Thank you Mary! I thought the all and no one so fit~ I had fun-nature does inspire! Thank you so much~

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  5. Love the title and concept Ella ~ He does belong to no one and to all ~ I agree with Mary, one of your best work ~

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    1. Thank you Grace! This means a lot to me :D

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  6. ooh, i love this! so wonderful, Ella. wow. so intimate, and so universal, all at once.
    and that photo is incredible!

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    1. Thank you Marian! I wasn't sure where to go and then I saw this photo~ It is incredible-I wish it was mine ;D Thank you so much for this challenge! I enjoyed it~

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  7. wonderful write on two things that fascinate me.. the moon and the wolf...

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    1. Thank you Robert! I know who doesn't love the moon and we need the wolf to make it authentic ;D

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  8. That photo alone is magnificent, but with the poetry - what an outstanding post! So happy to see you back in the writing ring! Beautiful!

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    1. Hi Yolanda,
      I wish it was my photo-I love it, too! Thank you so much-I enjoyed writing this :D @>--------

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  9. This is a powerful poem, Ella. Truly. I love the idea of bleeding light and for me, your closing line is perfect!! Well done! 11:11 wishes and happiness! ♥

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    1. Thank you Hannah! You are sweet :D
      @>------

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  10. I love the moon. Wish it were all mine, but I don't mind sharing. Enjoyed reading this. Really like the last lines.

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  11. First & second stanzas just blew me away with the word choices and invoking Marilyn Monroe with the light of the moon is just ingenious.

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  12. Thank you Margaret! I wish it was my photo, but it is not!
    Thank you..this is the second time I have used Marilyn in a moon poem.
    Gotta love the moon!
    You are sweet

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  13. what a catch!! keep it tight :P

    just passing by

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  14. I especially loved the last line. Amusingly, the line about the red carpet made me think of menses (the moon and all...). lol
    Keep up the awesome writing and have a great weekend. :-)

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    1. I kinda wanted to do just that! You are the only one, Lexa that mentioned it! ;D
      Thank you so much, you too

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  15. Wow! Glad to share my moon with you. So glad we met.


    Aloha

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    1. Aloha to you! Hi Cloudia I use to live in Honolulu :D
      Thank you~

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  16. Brilliant personification! I was captured by your words!

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  17. Enjoy this perspective on the moon. The personification. Also the line of setting off your wilderness once a month. It's a very intimate view of the moon. I enjoyed it!

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