wrapping winter’s moon

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wrapping full cold winter’s moon

in sheath of silvery solstice

ways ancient; traditions new

wrapped with holly & mistletoe

deep into the shadowed wood

firelight beckons

sparks stars ascending

smoke curling, spiraling

cosmic ribbon path to

longest night full moon

wrap breath in frost

rime of nature’s turning

 

Written for Poetry 101 Rehab (Andy Townend – proprietor): Monday December 21: wrapping

Thanks, Andy, for continuing with Poetry 101 Rehab; Sorry, no can do haiku.

And, to poetry addicts everywhere: all the best of this special season, and may 2016 be a poem.

 

@ a darkened house 2015

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parched soil

Poetry Rehab 101: Rain

badge-rectangle

your words

raindrops

on the parched

soil

of my heart

your words

rain drops

on the seedlings

of my spirit

your words

rain drops

on the blossoms

of my soul

 

When responding to the prompt: Rain (on Poetry Rehab 101’s blog), a sense of déjà vu sent me to an inactive blog used during a NaPoWriMo (April 2014). The poem below is the rain I was reimagining/recalling.

Image: Windswept Landscape; Artist: Camille Corot; source: wiki.org

 Rain

rain drops

from leaden

sky

rain drips

from barren

branches

rain splats

from broken

concrete

rain runs

from hardened

earth

rain-clouds

only

for my

parched soul

 

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