She travelledKathleen Jamie ~ Moon
with a small valise
of darkness, and the first few stars
returning to the northern sky,
Traveller, guide, leader, she Roams the cosmic skyways, east to west Along predestined lines of stardust Venus settling in her afterglow some Eventides or far and full from the horizon Lightening the autumn nights for hunters Lingering with chilled and clasping lovers, for a haloed kiss Earth is master, and still this moon's magnetic power Reaches down to make music of our seas with Sand and stone and shell Monomorphemic October Orb of Nightfall
An acrostic for Sarah’s prompt: Mooning Around in which we choose one of the full moon names – besides the adjective travel/ traveller (UK spelling), the October moon is also referred to as Hunter, Dying Grass, and sometimes Blood or Sanguine Moon.
30 thoughts on “October voyager”
I love the way we follow in the footsteps of the moon. Maybe metamorphosing into hunters with the moon by our side.
nice idea Bjorn
This is exquisitely drawn, Laura! 😍 I so love an acrostic poem. This part is especially striking; “Lingering with chilled and clasping lovers, for a haloed kiss.” 💜💜
thanks Sanaa – could not get started on this until an acrostic occurred to me
I wasn’t sure what was coming, but knew it would be good..two things that make coming to this blog worthwhile, that and originality, & literary bite
I found much, sensuality too in this movement, even before the haloed kiss of the lovers, and this found the moon’s tale very cleverly contructed. This, of course, is not mere poetry, and it is lovely as a reader to be pulled along by the magnetic power.
your feedback’s always so uplifting Ain – and I’m glad this moon pulled you in
I love your October voyager acrostic poem, Laura, especially the image in the opening stanza, the ‘small valise of darkness, and the first few stars’ – travelling light -, as well as the ‘chilled and clasping lovers’ and the ‘haloed kiss’.
yes Kathleen Jamie set this traveller’s moon in motion
Wow. a very skilled and subtle acrostic. I like your referenceto the hunter.s moon slipped in there. it’s beautifully written.
thank you, Sarah, for this lovely lunar prompt – as afterthought the acrostic fits well with this moon travelling downwards!
you have the most exhilarating dictionary of words, Ron!
Though the ethereal feel of this poem is indivisible, I especially liked “predestined lines of stardust” and “to make music of our seas.”
thank you Maria for enjoying the full moon as well as its phases/phrases!
Really enjoy this piece of Laura I thought it played out wonderfully in the year use of the moon prompt was most effective I especially liked:
thanks Rob – tried to be a little less predictable for that moon acrostic
This is glorious, Laura. I didn’t notice it was an acrostic till I read your note–it was so subtle and not forced at all.
I love the predestined lines of stardust and Venus in the afterglow.
I know what you mean about acrostics Merril so am thankful that you felt this voyager flowed more naturally, especially along those favoured lines
You’re very welcome, Laura!
‘reaches down to make music of our seas’ … my heart skipped a beat. Lovely poetry, Laura.
thank you, Helen, for tuning in
Sooo much, a holiday lasting almost forever for this overworked lady.
I enjoyed reading it, made me think as I followed along.
thank you Jim
If astronomers wrote poetry, this would be the way they’d do it, in thrall to the night skies.
what a gorgeous thought Dora x
Exquisitely beautiful, Laura and that acrostic…icing on the cake!
thank you – that poetry form set this planet rolling
You are so welcome.
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