With the Moon on my Wings

swan moon totem s

The past holds the door with the moon on my wings
between now and before with the moon on my wings.

I look to the tree with the moon on my wings
for the power of three with the moon on my wings.

The threshold unfolding with the moon on my wings,
releasing and holding with the moon on my wings.

I look to the earth with the moon on my wings
for death and rebirth with the moon on my wings.

birds s

What will be has an end with the moon on my wings
that will fade and begin with the moon on my wings.

I look to the stones with the moon on my wings
to honor the bones with the moon on my wings.

Water that flows with the moon on my wings,
stillness that grows with the moon on my wings.

I look to the air with the moon on my wings
for what is not there with the moon on my wings.

maiden mother crone s

On the spiral is spun with the moon on my wings
what belongs to no one with the moon on my wings.

I create and I heal with the moon on my wings,
I hide and reveal with the moon on my wings.

Do you know me by name with the moon on my wings?
I begin and remain with the moon on my wings.

shrine

My response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  I used the ghazal form, which was a dVerse prompt last week.  I had many false starts, which is why I missed the cut off to post it there.  I just couldn’t find a rhythm.

The poem I ended up with sounded eerily familiar to me–like I had done something similar before.  And I had–one of Jane Dougherty’s poetry prompts, for a ghazal, resulted in almost exactly the same format, and was also based in myth.  “Mother of Winds”–you can see it here.

 

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27 responses to “With the Moon on my Wings”

  1. hfatimafantacies says :

    😍😍😍😍😍

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  2. Sue Vincent says :

    Words and artwork… glorious, Kerfe.

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    “with the moon on my wings” is such a wonderful, magical refrain, Kerfe. I love this ghazal!

    I understand about finding the rhythm and refrain for the ghazal. I had tried to write on a few months ago, and it sounded totally contrived. I think sometimes though once you find the right phrase and rhythm, the rest comes.

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  4. Suzanne says :

    What a beautiful poem and the image is glorious. (you might remember me from last year’s haiku challenge site – On the Road. I disappeared suddenly from the blogs due to a health crisis but felt bad about not notifying regular contributors to my challenge – this is a belated apology. I’m back on track now and have a new blog.)

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  5. Jill Kuhn says :

    Beautiful collage, Kerfe! I especially like your birds! 🐦💕

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  6. Jane Dougherty says :

    When you repeat a phrase as often as that, it absolutely has to be a good one—and this absolutely is!

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  7. Sharon Mann says :

    I want to sing this poem! I love all of the detail on the artwork, life unfolding.

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  8. Jodi says :

    Wow so much to look at in the lovely piece and the poem is wonderful

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  9. Mary (tqhousecat) says :

    I especially like
    “I look to the tree with the moon on my wings
    for the power of three with the moon on my wings.”

    This whole poem is beautiful!

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  10. sheldonk2014 says :

    This so beautiful I have missed you guys so much…i so glad you came to check on me..im lying here trying to get warm..i love this so much Kefer..as always Mr Yoursly

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