Thursday, January 25, 2018

Late January spell




Half moon, cradle of shadows and light
Needle our eyes to star-burst night
Thump our chests, mired in hemlock & brine
Half moon, cradle of shadows and light
Draw amber and seeds on our palms
We long for sunshine and rain clouds 



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21 comments:

  1. "Draw amber and seeds on our palms" ... I love this line, Grace. So gorgeous.

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  2. I love the ambiguity of the title, with the play on 'spell' - this is a magical poem, Grace.

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  3. I like the description of longing for warmer weather and the sound that "palms" and "long" make in the last two lines.

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  4. This is absolutely breathtaking, Grace!💞 I love; " cradle of shadows and light draw amber and seeds on our palms."💞

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  5. A beautiful poem Grace, I especially love 'Half moon, cradle of shadows and light
    Draw amber and seeds on our palms' and hope your prayers will be answered ;o)

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  6. Oh I love this... the inclusion of hemlock make it into a potion... the repetition of the lines is very effective for a spell.

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  7. Sure long for it indeed, half or full haha

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  8. I like the half moon cradle line - well worth repeating!

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  9. This line is pure gold:

    "Draw amber and seeds on our palms"

    Everything about this short poem is spot on incredible write. :)

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  10. Short, and richly filled. Love this- "Needle our eyes to star-burst night"

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  11. Love that phrase: cradle of shadows and light

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  12. I was just outside with the dogs and this is the moon I saw and the spell the moon seems to delight casting on me. I hereby name you queen of delicious descriptions!

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  13. Beautiful words. I especially love the first line.

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  14. Love that 'half moon cradle'——an exact description of the moon a couple of nights ago balanced on the horizon.

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  15. Winter and its moons seem more “witch-ly” than summer ones, don’t they. I love the spell you wove, Grace.

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  16. This sounded so mystical ..

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  17. That sounded just like a spell! I felt that! Sunshine and rain clouds bring rainbows here in CA in late January.

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  18. Around January, the hunger for spring kicks in. But you said it so much more beautifully than that. :-)

    HAppy weekend. :-)

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  19. Love that image of the moon as cradle for both shadow and light.

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  20. And now we're almost halfway February. I wonder what this month has to offer.

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