Monday, April 23, 2018

Madding Moon

I fed my bird the madding moon
hoping that she'd sing in stars.
Now night to night and noon to noon,
she flings herself against the bars

of the cage I built for her by hand.
Its tiny swing that lies of space
and open air hangs limp - she fans
and bloods her wings against the gate.

I dark the bars in hopes she'll sleep -
may her ruffled flutter silence soon!
Then to hear the singing of the stars,
I served myself the madding moon.

A rough bit of madness for Kerry at Real Toads.

I'm featured today at Poets United.  Thanks, Sherry!

15 comments:

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It worked, singer of stars! How absolutely brilliant, beautiful and wondrous this is - and quite poetically lunatic, or lunatically poetic.

willow_switches said...

This is just absolute perfection. Each.And.Every.Word.

I'm in love with this madness. And wow - madding moon! Awesome.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh. My. Goodness. From first word to last - and especially those opening lines, and the blooding of wings against the gate - just sheer gorgeousness. Your pen is on fire.

Toni Spencer said...

Brilliant and sad. Singing the stars...

brudberg said...

Love it, the rhymes made it so much stronger i think

Willow said...

I love that you saw how mad the moon made your bird, so you purposefully fed yourself the same so as to intentionally induce your own madness.

gillena cox said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!

Much🌼love

Fireblossom said...

Well done.

Ellecee said...

So special this, the poor bird, what for the moon we,d all be sane. :-)

Margaret said...

I was gripped the moment I read this... gripped with tenderness and then dread... You do this genre well!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Wonderfully mesmerizing!!💞

Brendan MacOdrum said...

What's that Jimmy Webb song, "The Moon's A Harsh Mistress," sung by everyone from Linda Rondstadt to Joe Cocker (my fave by Pat Matheny). If love and art and madness share a common moon, then we're all of it, bird and star and song. Lively and so lovely writ, I can hear Ophelia rocking on the waters singing this.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Love how this all tied together. Sing, you midnight mad birds.

Susie Clevenger said...

Awesome!

annell said...

A wonderful write!