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10.12.2016

Poem: "Black Moon"

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Black Moon
By: Eve Estelle

Harken! Pay heed to the signs!
Beware the ways on this reticent night,
For they're suppressed 'neath a tenebrous cloak;
Mind the warnings of the nocturnal beasts -
The owl who hoots from upon its branch,
Whose vision can pierce the stygian veil,
And who observes the runaway blackbird
As it flees on a tattered sail.

Down in the distant vale, can you hear it?
Lying low beneath the spreading shadow,
Whose hands this night reach far and wide -
Passing hours with the clattering of bones
And snake-eye betting,
Clinking earthen steins of gentle spirits
In the setting of a traveler's inn;
Drinks drawn from the barrels of tolerance,
These are wolves come out to hunt.

14 comments:

  1. Wooow! This is such a beautiful poem. I love how it is so "dark". That is awesome :D

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    1. Agreed - this was a very fun (albeit an extremely aggravating) one to write! It changed in theme several times throughout the last couple months that I worked on it off and on, but I had the title I wanted and tried to keep that "dark" atmosphere and make it fit as best I could. Thank you! :D

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  2. Hey Eve!

    Lovely poem once again! Quick question, can i use this for my English Lit/Lang practise work. (We are going to analysing poems and language used for effect) It would be nice to use work from an poet i have talked over the internet with before.

    Thanks.

    Martin (Marcin)

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    1. Oh of course! Go for it! :) I'd be honored to have you use it for your class work. Thank you for asking.

      I would love, love, love to see what you do with it, if you'd like to share it! No worries if you can't/would rather not, but just feel free to email me a picture or something if you feel like it. :)

      Good luck!

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  3. How can I say "I love the creepy vibe this gives" without it seeming weird? XD Awesome poem! ^.^ Perfect timing for it! :P The imagery here is superb! ^o^

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    1. Ahaha! Thank you! :D Yeah, and you know what, finishing it in October was totally unintentional - I started working on it in.. July, August, I think? Something like that. But this worked out quite well. :D

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  4. This is such a well-written poem! It's perfect, since it definitely fits the Halloween vibe that's growing as the month goes on. I especially love the animal imagery and the overall creepiness it gives :)

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    1. That's true, and I hadn't even realized it until you and others pointed that out! It was a total coincidence getting this done around Halloween time. :) The animals were so much fun to write into this! They can be hard, since they're used so often in poetry - it's way too easy to turn your piece into one big cliche.

      Thank you, Erika! :D

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  5. this is so stunning <3 your poetry is awesome, eve!

    evelyn clickman @ if these stars shall fall

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  6. Wow....I wish you were born in an earlier era, and we could interpret your poems in English classes.

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    1. Ahhh, that would be so very cool. :) lol, I could pretend to be a reincarnation of 1800s Edgar A. Poe. Would take care of the era problem, and also explain my love for dark mysteries!

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    2. Hahahah! That would be awesome... maybe you really are. ;)
      You could write something on this topic. Just a suggestion. :D

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    3. Hey, who knows! lol. Hmm, I might sometime! Don't have any idea how I'd go about it.. But it's something I'll keep in mind. :)

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