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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46 replies

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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  5. Good one, Lucy! Beautifully crafted. 🙂

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

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

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. There’s a strong defiance in this, one that is determined and willing to stand up to challenge.

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

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  14. I love your description of the moon, Lucy.

    Wowzers.

    -David

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

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  16. 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!!

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    • 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.

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

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

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  19. 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). 😀

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