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la bella luna

owl glowing

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Today’s prompt is lunacy.  Today’s offering is based upon concepts laid out by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola-Estes , a Jungian psychoanalyst who is also a cantadora , or storyteller.  The darkness is a metaphor for one’s dreams.  The lunacy here are the strange and fantastical icons, symbols, etc. that one is able to retrieve from their dreams.

 

as dark night approaches

and moon is pregnant full

a rustling of owl’s wings

faint whooshing through the lull

soundlessly alighting

upon each bare tree branch

scouting out yon tidbits

from nether world’s enchants

*

upon full moon’s decree

that gains her full access

to the darkest regions

of psyche’s deep crevasse

turns, dips, and barrel turns

past boulders, crags, and death

she seeks, finds great treasures

from nameless givers’ breaths

*

returning they are clutched

her talons shining bright

her breast, glowing yellow

her eyes match Luna’s light

embers holding wisdom

presented to the soul

pieces of the puzzle

until the picture’s whole

 

word of the day challenge — lunacy

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