Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Waning

There they are, the moon's young, trying
Their wings
--- Beginnings, James Wright
 

The moon
wanes weak
in heaven's wet, hollow eye.
Black iris night
steals stars
from her beside.
I'm
being orphaned
by a swallowing sky.
Who will I
be
in the morning?

For Grace's prompt at Real Toads

17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I have asked myself that question!! Hope your weekend is going well, MZ!

Hannah said...

Sigh...being orphaned by a swallowing sky - I love that and the stolen stars, too. Excellent writing, Mama Zen!

Sioux said...

"I'm being orphaned by a swallowing sky" is Bril. Liant.

Grace said...

I admire the waning in heaven's wet, hollow eye ~ Nice question in the end ~

Thanks for participating with Sunday's Challenge MZ ~ Have a good weekend ~

Fireblossom said...

Both the quote and your own poem are breathtaking, Kelli. Wow.

humbird said...

Zest!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! the hollow eye, the black iris night, being orphaned by a swallowing sky - and the closing question. Brilliant writing.

Björn Rudberg said...

Wonderful. The waning is a moment seldom written about. Such a contrast to the full-moon.

R.K. Garon said...

Geesh! What a wonderful way to ask the question!
ZQ

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

i can feel myself being 'orphaned by a swallowing sky'

wonderful as always

gracias

Yvonne Osborne said...

I love "orphaned by a swallowing sky" and the question.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Swallowed up in your beautiful words - wonderful indeed MZ.

Anna :o]

georgeplaceblog said...

Black iris night steals stars...
wonderful phrase within a terrific poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

"heaven's wet, hollow eye" Love that...I often wonder who I'll be when morning arrives.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your final question is quintessential. Beautiful, delicate writing.

Poet Laundry said...

Love this, MZ. That line in the poem really struck me as well.

Kim Russell said...

I love what you've done with that line - expanded the wings and given them different feathers.