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The Sky Larked Moon

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The Sky Larked Moon

Blue black was the night
a cat clawed moon fright
larked against the sullen sky
no blow to bemoan
no flight to atone
and so no stars were on high.

The air leaden, gray,
weak of shadow's play
feline howls, growl, harmonized
uncovered shivers
bodies that quiver 
by a claw moon undisguised. 



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  1. Date: 11/25/2014 9:57:00 PM
    Beautiful write Debbie.

  1. Date: 8/23/2014 4:39:00 PM
    Nice seeing you at the top. Congratulations on your winning entry. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 8/23/2014 12:54:00 PM
    yours was so different and metaphorical. Very nice. congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 8/23/2014 2:49:00 AM
    great effort Debs....now THIS is poetry like i could never learn to write.... very good choice of vocab....epecially "claw moon" .....excellent, girl!

  1. Date: 8/22/2014 10:22:00 PM
    Fantastic Debbie, truly great piece. Congrats on top win

  1. Date: 8/22/2014 5:22:00 PM
    This was so different, Debbie; you have that rare gift of finding some obscure kernel in the contest theme and turning it into a knock out winning poem. Made me think of Halloween. Congratulations on your top spot.

  1. Date: 8/22/2014 3:44:00 PM
    This could have fit Charlotte's Dark Poetry contest, I think. I felt like something was about to jump out of the shadows. Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 8/22/2014 10:05:00 AM
    This is a great poem for the season coming in October.....!! Hooray for you!

  1. Date: 8/22/2014 9:56:00 AM
    Very creative, Debbie, congratulations on your win. My favorite part is the last three lines, so image full.

  1. Date: 8/22/2014 9:54:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win Debbie...hugs

  1. Date: 8/22/2014 7:57:00 AM
    wonderful take on the theme Debbie many congrats on the top spot:-) Hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 8/22/2014 5:50:00 AM
    Thanks for the entry and my congrats on your 1st Place win, Deb. Light and Love

  1. Date: 8/3/2014 12:29:00 PM
    Dear Deb, Very strong emotions in this poem. I love the tone of darkness and a mystic "claw moon." Awesome, Hon! (Shadow's always kind to me. I feel privileged to enter her contest, just as I enter yours because she seems to recognize the effort that goes into writing and judges without favoritism. You do the same, dear. Love you, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 7:27:00 PM
    Debbie, you're a wordsmith my friend.. So very impressive!

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 6:09:00 PM
    "No flight to atone" I absolutely adore what you do with words in every poem! I learned the word Atonement in the Bible when I was a small child. Along with Excrement in the Privy! ~ Some of my first literacy memories. No joke!

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 8:55:00 AM
    Great use of the work Lark..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit by my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 7:41:00 AM
    This one brought to mind Michael Jackson's thriller. I can almost hear Vincent price reading it. I also dropped by to say thanks for choosing my poem in your contest. I am still curious to hear your thoughts on my changes to my blitz poem.

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 1:12:00 AM
    Altogether different take Debbie! Wonderful write indeed !

  1. Date: 7/31/2014 11:16:00 PM
    very different one for the contest, Debs. A unique look at the theme. I have sent you an email on blank verse. WAtch for it!!