Cumulous clouds casually claim the pewter skies
haze hangs around the horizon aimlessly
stars sulkily scatter haphazardly
all conspiring to delay the moon rise sighting
Dressed in glorious berry red
hands decorated with henna
her melodic eyes filled with untold stories
she awaits for a glance of the traveller
too aware of the heavens’ mischief making
Finally the blood moon makes an appearance
matching her attire and her wan smile
both following the path laid for them
soul sisters sharing stories at night.
Written for dVerse poetics. Today’s host, Sarah, has asked us to write a moony poem inspired by the various names of the moon for the month of October. I have also used some words from Jane’s random word generator.
Last week, in India Karwa chauth was celebrated( inspiring this poem). You can read about it here.