February – week 2

storybook moon…

the charm of a child’s drawing

hangs in the night

~

tonight

I am the first thin slice

of this honeydew moon

the cat’s  lovelorn cry

a clock of counted stars

~

with each burst

of song

a thrush

unpicks

the spring

~

spring

emptying her pockets

of birdsong…

I can give you no less

than all of me

~

weaving through gardens

a sparrowhawk silences

the sparrows

~

moon shadows

I trade my cares for dreams

gather them up

in a deer-skin pouch,

draw tight the heartstrings

~

 

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