Slow Arc

The moon vaults along a slow arc,
a painted face silences chattering lanterns.
Two tailed cats dance in the trailing mist
empty pages shall not be filled on this night.

evening-scene-at-ishiyama-temple-1917~~~

Image found here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/ito-shinsui/evening-scene-at-ishiyama-temple-1917

Inspired by Keiji Mutoh aka The Great Muta:

Video by YouTube user ABTROGDOR

Video by YouTube user annsinninnsann

About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
This entry was posted in Poems and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to Slow Arc

  1. I love the images in this.

  2. austinwmoss says:

    This hit me really hard.
    Makes me feel a delicate melancholy.

  3. The white moon to the white unfilled paper–with cats in between–very nice.

  4. Nice! I love silencing chattering lanterns.

  5. K. McGee says:

    Two tailed cats would distract me too!

  6. MarinaSofia says:

    Hmm, this raising interesting possibilities, as to why those pages will not be filled tonight…
    I love brief forms!

  7. 1emeraldcity says:

    O, that last line!

  8. brian miller says:

    of course not, with so many interesting things to watch…but they will make for a fine poem tomorrow…smiles.

  9. This is quite a realization – tonight there will be more than dancing. Exquisitely written, all images perfectly painted and brought to life.

  10. cloudfactor5 says:

    I kinda like the idea of chattering lanterns with two tailed cats & empty pages & dancing around them refusing to be filled !!! Outstanding imagery !!

  11. Blue Flute says:

    two cats leap
    under a full moon—
    the night is young

  12. Ruth says:

    lovely with more than a hint of the mysteries – too bad about the empty page (love this kind of writing)

  13. The night is too magical for filling the paper with words. Beautifully done.

  14. apshilling says:

    a pocket full of neat and crisp perfections.
    opening up something special with its punch.

  15. vbholmes says:

    Great mood piece. I agree with Brian, if nothing is written this night, there’s new material for tomorrow. Very nice.

  16. Beth Winter says:

    Vivid. There is an electric feeling to the mood that you captured.

  17. Pamela says:

    Two tailed cats, I like that, it would be distracting. Nice mood and imagery here.

    Pamela

  18. The opening line of the poem is brilliant… how lucky the moon must be, to be able to vault across the sky every night… beautifully done.

  19. ooh! love the multimedia presentation the butterfly takes me plaCES..OFF Track now I saw one in Winn Dixie the other day followed him walking fast and slow twirling swirling around stopping going until he followed me around the rest of the store and made and exit at the front door he and I did! did anyone see me I think they did they might not forget that butterfly too hehe!

  20. Love two-tailed cats… a lot of mystery in this piece.

  21. especially drawn to that last line… gorgeous!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s