Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 1st

Separate the clouds
from the cobwebs.
Weed the lightning fields.
Hold hands with the sky
and midwife the moon.

A zuihitsu for Kerry's challenge at Real Toads

23 comments:

hedgewitch said...

This crackles like the lightning you grew for it under the blue moon.

Fireblossom said...

Such a pretty, deftly written piece, all in nineteen words. Show off! ;-)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful! And you are good -- show off or not!

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the weeding of the lightning fields...

manicddaily said...

So cool. Well done. I took it in a completely different direction which was long and wordy. So sorry. This is so distilled and charmed. k.

Susan said...

I sort of see the giantess gently stooping to the clouds and cobwebs, pulling up burnt out lightning and all the rest. Wearing jeans and a T-shirt, Finishing up fast to make an appearance in the musical "Into the Woods." Seriously--I made up the last 2 sentences--it is actually a much more spiritual scene than that. Nice!

Teresa said...

Love this. "Midwife the moon" is quite the phrase to make me pause and think.

flipside records said...

"midwife the moon" ... Mother of all poets. Goodness, you certainly are. The moon, I believe.

Margaret said...

This wanders along in the most beautiful of ways... I see I totally missed with my zuihitsu... A bow to your genius :)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

So beautiful....short and fulllllll.......

myheartslovesongs.com said...

each
line
perfection!

happygirl said...

I had to go to the challenge to learn what a zuihitsu was. You nailed it. The to do list in vivid color. I learn so much here. Separate the clouds from the cobwebs. :)

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

And that would be enough to sprout a field of beautiful wildflowers.
Wow! Every line a gem
I especially love seperating the clouds from the cobwebs
Rick

Mary said...

Love this!

Dave King said...

Like this very much. It kinda gets in under my radar - which appeals to me.

Laurie Kolp said...

Love midwife the moon!

Lady Nyo said...

What a lovely haunting piece!

Beautifully balanced.

Lady Nyo

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is beautiful. Wowzers!

Claudia said...

this speaks to me of "cleaning up" and making space for new adventures...great images mz

Kerry O'Connor said...

clouds from cobwebs.. so far removed yet so visually similar, the image has enormous scope. And each consequent image is just as rich. I love it.

Kay L. Davies said...

So well said, in so few words. I don't know how you do it, but I love it and admire it wholeheartedly.
K

Ella said...

Visually stunning...I love the magic you captured with your words!
It felt like a painting, such a vivid view! Beautiful~

Kathie Brown said...

I like the wild feel to this one! Especially, the phrase, "midwife the moon."