Wolf Moon

For Open Link Night at dVerse. happy holidays to you all and happy new year!Wolf Moon
“As I always like to say, good is good forever.” Anthony Bourdain

the wolf moon begins to rise
shattered into pieces
by black branches
like a sky mounted mirror.
branches begin to whisper
tossed by high flying breezes
sounding like windchimes made from seashells,
small animal bones, broken glass –
The wolf moon crouches in the sky
sniffing the smell of the wind.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. scotthastiepoet
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 18:39:34

    I enjoyed the visceral feel of this piece – rich writing…


  2. rob kistner
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 19:26:29

    I enjoyed this Toni. I especially loved the couplet that ended this poem, animating the moon to a crouching sniffing beast. Well written… 🙂

    I wrote a long-form poem in 2010 featuring a wolf moon.
    It is here if you are curious>. http://www.image-verse.com/lupus-luna


  3. Grace
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 21:04:59

    Love the mystery of that rising wolf moon. There is much anticipation, like a hunt:

    The wolf moon crouches in the sky
    sniffing the smell of the wind.

    Thank you Toni for your support. Cheers for the new year!!!


  4. V.J. Knutson
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 21:16:42

    Effective imagery – enjoyed this one.


  5. rothpoetry
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 21:22:06

    Your images bring the moon to life! Sniffing the wind!
    The photo makes it look like a Crystal Ball set in the trees!


  6. Shawna
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 23:32:46

    This is stunning. One of my favorite poems ever.

    I love this image:
    “shattered into pieces
    by black branches”


  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 03:27:04

    I love the image of the moon crouching and sniffing… the moon is a wolf.


  8. whippetwisdom
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 03:45:28

    I love the idea of the moon sniffing the smell of the wind, such a wonderful image you paint here Toni. Wishing you a magical Christmas and a very happy New Year 🤗💖🐕🎄 xxx


  9. annell4
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 11:05:40

    Nicely done, Toni.


  10. Sherry Blue Sky
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 11:16:50

    Beautiful. I love the wildness of this!


  11. Christine Irving
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 12:41:48

    Lovely winter poem makes me want to be outside sniffing with the wolf


  12. kim881
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 16:03:59

    I love your wolf moon, Toni! I like the windshield sounds of branches compared to seashells, bones and glass, and the image of a wolf crouching in the sky.


  13. sanaarizvi
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 18:08:57

    “shattered into pieces by black branches” sigh this is so poignant! 💞


  14. Frank Hubeny
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:42:03

    I like that wolf moon sniffing the wind.


  15. Gina
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 23:19:34

    branches shattering a mirror moon, such an ethereal feel, like the moon was so vulnerable that night


  16. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 23:35:16

    ” moon begins to rise
    shattered into pieces
    by black branches”…

    such a cool description, and now that it is written so obvious. Wish I’d written this.


  17. Lona Gynt
    Dec 16, 2018 @ 15:45:29

    Beautifully written. We feel the very tug of the moon in these words. Think will to go somewhere and howl. 🙂


  18. coalblack
    Dec 21, 2018 @ 07:19:02

    I almost missed this.We had a night like this last night; ZP was perturbed at all the noises. You have a talent for depicting nature, and i especially love the …not personification, but animalization? of the moon at the end. Sometimes it does feel like that.


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 21, 2018 @ 07:54:42

      And I almost missed your prompt about the Tasie Tiger….i will be writing to this as soon as I can get my act together fren!

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