and the moon slips by, in silence

she’s focused on her own un
-doing, the waning of her wiles,
the extinction of her ink.

she thinks the world is flat,
forgotten. rotten with unstirred
souls. she’s sure of

nothing. she’ll salt you clean
with ocean sway, the way
the sky cracks open.


Linda Lee has a great word for us for today’s Quadrille. Come play! 





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16 Responses to and the moon slips by, in silence

  1. Grace says:

    wow, the extinction of her ink. i love the moon-inspired poem De !

  2. msjadeli says:

    I like the way this sounds while being read aloud.

  3. This is one of those poems that I wish I had written! Lovely De.

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice phrase: ” the waning of her wiles”

  5. Rob Kistner says:

    The world may not be flat De, but it most certainly is turning rotten and firgotten.

  6. Bodhirose says:

    Nice play on words there with the “waning of her wiles”, De. Great title too!

  7. kanzensakura says:

    Waning of her wiles..excellent line there De

  8. I like the connections between moon, ocean, sky, salt. There’s something dead about this moon.

  9. kim881 says:

    A gorgeous moon quadrille, De. You’ve described her phases beautifully in the alliteration and cheekily sly internal rhyme in the lines:
    ‘the waning of her wiles,
    the extinction of her ink’.

  10. pvcann says:

    There’s more to the moon as you paint it.

  11. Tim says:

    May be the last quarter

  12. Extinction of he ink… wow… that is exactly what a poet would fear the most.

  13. memadtwo says:

    I agree that the sounds are wonderful on the tongue. (K)

  14. Moon personified, you feel for her even as she’s kinda scary here. Cool sounds and images. Very nice!

  15. qbit says:

    “extinction of her ink” =- Oooh, excellent!

  16. “Extinction of her ink’ . I love that phrase!

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