moon stunt rain.

i rise from my bed
of snakes, glassy apparition,
you have nothing on me; garden fingers
and eyeholes i hid from:
no one can get me
no one can be
the thief but the moon,

I devour known blood
of these garden thorns,
the moon-stunt of your flower
I see goes
(and its rain).

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Reposted for the dVerse open link night.


  46 comments for “moon stunt rain.

  1. January 20, 2021 at 10:17 am

    “No one can be the thief but the moon.” I love that.

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  2. Nick Pipitone
    January 20, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Awesome! I love the common theme of nighttime and the moon in your poems.

    It feels like most are like from the POV of a vampire. Very cool.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. January 20, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Nice theme Lucy…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. sanaarizvi
    February 4, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    “No one can be the thief but the moon.” That is such an arresting image! 💝💝

    Liked by 2 people

  5. February 4, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    I knew that the moon was a thief… it always gets all the attention.

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      See, I knew I’m not the only one who thinks that!

      Like

  6. February 4, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Good one, Lucy! Beautifully crafted. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you, Susan. 😀

      Like

  7. February 4, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Ah the moon here……and the rain at the end. Is it purifying rain? A rain that reigns over one? A cleansing rain?

    Liked by 3 people

    • February 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      The rain can definitely be a cleansing one. ❤

      Like

  8. February 4, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this the first time around, Lucy, but I’m glad you posted it here! Brilliant…’the moon-stunt of your flower
    I see goes
    (and its rain).’
    Such unusual and enchanting phrasing!

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  9. scotthastiepoet
    February 4, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Really loving the line: “the moon-stunt of your flower” Lucy – nice dark write…

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  10. February 4, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Lucy, I love the idea of the moon being a thief- excellent!

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  11. February 4, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Great lines, Lucy, ‘no one can be / the thief but the moon’ – reminds me of Joni’s words: ‘At least the moon at the window – The thieves left that behind’ – and ‘the moon-stunt of your flower’.

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    • February 4, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Ooh, those are great words. Thank you for sharing them and thank you for your lovely feedback. ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Glenn A. Buttkus
    February 4, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Dark Poetess you are, but your torch of tar glows bright throughout each ebon journey. You had me at “i rise from my bed of snakes, glassy apparition.” Glad to see your tie to Leonard Cohen; me too.

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    • February 4, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you, Glenn!

      Like

  13. February 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    There’s a strong defiance in this, one that is determined and willing to stand up to challenge.

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 4, 2021 at 8:23 pm

      Yes, definitely defiance! I’m glad you could see what I intended there.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. February 4, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    I’ve never considered the moon as a thief, but my opinion has changed!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. February 4, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    I love your description of the moon, Lucy.

    Wowzers.

    -David

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 4, 2021 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you so very much, David!

      Like

  16. February 4, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    the moon has always been a theif it stole my heart many years ago. great poem

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 4, 2021 at 8:27 pm

      Aww, I am so sorry to hear that but I’m glad you could enjoy the poem nonetheless.

      Like

  17. February 4, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    An interesting poem Lucy! Haunted but not affected by past apparitions that can no longer do you harm. The rising from your bed of snakes sounds very creepy!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 4, 2021 at 11:59 pm

      Thanks, Dwight! About that line (and really any line of mine that utilizes something with snakes), it’s inspired by the song White Widow by Afterhours:

      “In my bed as I lied undead
      Making love to the snake inside my head
      On the floor like a beautiful whore
      What may never come may hurt no more.”

      You are also right on target with the theme. That is exactly what ran through my mind when writing it. Thank you so much for your feedback.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. February 5, 2021 at 2:05 am

    the moon does indeed steal the limelight! Love this defiant stance, then the rain eases it all …

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 5, 2021 at 2:07 am

      It really does! I like to think the rain is washing away the pain and defiance, giving it more peace and acceptance. Thank you so much for your feedback. ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • February 5, 2021 at 2:08 am

        yes that’s what it felt like to me …
        you sure go deep with your poetry!

        Liked by 1 person

      • February 5, 2021 at 2:34 am

        Aww, thanks. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  19. February 5, 2021 at 8:42 am

    I’m a fan of your imagination, like this opening “i rise from my bed.. of snakes” awesome, Lucy! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  20. February 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

    This has such a dreamy feel, and gardens and snakes a sort of biblical allusion.

    I love: “no one can be
    the thief but the moon,” That is just so arresting (no pun intended). 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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