because the night

because the night s

What ritual words should I offer to the absent moon’s shadow?  A love potion that merges opposite energies into absolute stillness?  A howl that resets the journey and flushes away the dark tides with glittering waves of stars?

is not
fills to overflowing

because the night close up s

A quadrille about the new moon for dVerse , hosted by Mish, and Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge.

Black Moon

black moon comp 2

black moon magnetic s

The black moon (the second new moon of the month) this week was obviously on the Oracle’s mind.

black moon close up s

sailing the language of shadow
on stormships that shine
like enchanted mist
through dark diamond skys


who speaks in the thousand tongues
of the black moon?

When I went to photograph the painting this morning, the darkness of the image made it hard to get a well-focused picture, especially, interestingly, when I tried a white background.  Light obviously has its own agenda, best to just play along.