Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lunar Eclipse



THE MOON CIRCLE
—Joyce Odam, Sacramento

(based on “Maiden Moon” etching by Elaine B. Rothwell)


Death is dancing with the maiden in the moonlight. 
He has made a ring of light for them to dance in. 

She lifts the hoop of light 
and dances away from him. 

He is left standing in the circle 
where he is powerless to follow. 

She has stolen the power of his intention 
with her refusal, and thus has transcended 

both light and dark. Death waits—and waits— 
until she is through dancing and will return to him.



Image from Photobucket
Poem found over at Medusa's place


4 comments:

Double Jointed Fingers said...

I LOVE this.

rebecca said...

even planting life,
we court death.
this waxing and wanning.
grace
and beauty
in
acceptance.

Manon Doyle said...

Love this post!!

From the Kitchen said...

I've just read your comment about the Red Knot bird on Kimmie's blog. Her art is wonderful and, through comments like yours, I'm learning so much. Thank you!

Best,
Bonnie