From misted dreams, the clouds blow back black
as sky-ships spray incandescent shimmer,
and with whispered wonder
sing, bring, ring-in the pink-rosed day.
This after disaster, hereafter and if–
the moon comes blue, and hums
for the sad sea, and those you see, in-between drifts
of shadow and shine, the haunted souls
of those who played with diamond cool, embracing now
the darkest deep, finding that water breaks, and aches
without why and whenever, with roars, ripples, waves, and swell
from here into hereafter,
and if, and if, and if. . .
My message today from the Magnetic Poetry Oracle. She knows it’s Halloween and that there will be a blue moon tonight.
Love this, Merril. This is brilliant poetry, and it’s especially solemn.
Thank you so much, Lucy!
It is solemn, even though I didn’t intend to write something solemn. You have to go where the Oracle leads. 😀
I can feel the aftermath of the stormy tempest.
Thank you, Frank!
Oh! I like this! Very different to what you usually get from the Oracle. It beats like a storm, waves breaking on cliffs, and so dark!
Thank you! Yes, I just let the Oracle have a free hand (so to speak). 😏.
I imagine her in her cave overlooking a stormy sea, banging cooking pots together and shouting at the top of her voice 🙂
Hahahahaha. I guess she would have to shout so we can hear her across stormy seas. 😀
The message came over loud and clear 🙂
A perfect collaboration for this most haunted of days…
Thank you very much! 😀
Pleasure is mine!
Well done, Merril! It’s the perfect tone for Halloween. Thanks for sharing. Don’t eat too much candy! 🙂
Thank you, Jill! Happy Halloween. I like good, dark chocolate–not so much the Halloween candy (I think my husband will be eating that)!
Dark chocolate is the best!😋
She was in a mood today. I love the way this moves, up and down, building to the staccato ending. All those ifs…(K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe. She was in a mood. Maybe it was the moon. 😀
Yes, dark chocolate to sweeten the solemn mood. And I’ll look for a blue moon tonight! I liked the “ifs” and the throbbing rhyme.
Thank you very much, Marian.
I only saw the moon through the window last night, and it was too cloudy this morning.
Beautiful linguistic magic
Thank you very much! 😀
Your prose is blue moon glowing!
Thank you! 😀
Very very visual, Merril.
Thank you, Luanne!
A good reminder of the fraility of life. May all the poor souls lost to the deep rest in peace
Thank you very much, Liz. Yes, you are right.
You’re welcome, Merril.