Thursday, July 25, 2013

Moon Eyes


Moon Eyes



The clouds masking mystic
makes the moon gaze strabismic.

One eye, the red one,
ignites the dry sun;

the other, the right,
puts out the blue night.

Rain still falls gently, so why
the blind burning of sky?

Sinlight's cochineal beams,
 bright as your dagger voice in dreams,

are hot as the cellar of murder.



~July 2013







55  blinking wet eyelashes for       the  g-man









Photo  © joyannjones 2012

13 comments:

  1. Note to self ---steal that closing line!

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  2. strabismic....how do you come up with those words...i looked it up, its real...i need your dictionary...sinlight is cool too...dagger voice in a cellar of murder...wicked good joy...very nice rhyme going too...

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  3. Yeah, that with the cochineal . Once the footnotes were added, it kinda made sense!!!
    Yet another example of the convoluted brilliance that we've grown to admire , Dame Hedgewitch.
    Loved your cross-eyed 55
    Thanks for the exercise in utilizing word searches
    You really are a Marvel...:-)
    Have a Kick Ass Week End

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    1. I am here to increase your vocabulary, G. It's my job--it's what I do. ;_)

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  4. I hate July, too. Leave it to you to come up with some kind of dual-eyed moon that ignites the sun. Whew.

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  5. I love the delicate ringing of the rhymes, Hedge, then the heavy fall of the last line. Just the use of the single word 'sinlight' adds a new layer of meaning to your description.

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  6. Hi Joy, this seems to me to be kind of a counter to someone who speaks out of both sides of his mouth-- you'll have to tell me the term for that. I don't think of cross-eyed here but moon eyed in the sense of of fooled, in love with a narcissist of some difficult nature. Ha. Not quite sure why I jump to that, only I think the moon-eyed are at high risk. I suppose if the moon is the level on which one looks, the sunset is cellar, but where are the pesky crows!? Great language and wonderful rhyme-- yeowch. K.

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    1. Gosh, is there a term? two-faced? forked tongue? You get the idea I was aiming for though in the narcissist, not that the moon is, but you know--the dagger voice, etc. Thanks for reading, k.

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  7. Oh man I really enjoyed this!(and I am sick today)especially love the last line! thanks-

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  8. I see what you're saying. Very sharp and mystical.

    Flash 55 - ground zero

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  9. Moon eyes - that alone made me smile, hedgewitch. But the last line? Yikes, but I loved it! :)

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  10. Yikes! That was my reaction too! Love it...the best of creepiness, and vocab building!

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  11. Well, this is delightful ... and I did know strabismus. Teach me another, please.

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