Thursday, July 22, 2010

Coyote Dreams

Would you trust the moon?

She is said to bring

Both madness

And balance;

All women are tied to her.



Would you believe me

And would you stay here

If I told you I am a skinwalker,

Daughter of the witchery way?

See, in the tousled blankets,

My wolf skin,

My coyote,

And even the owl of Athena;

I must wear them first, to become them.



Would you trust the moon?

Would you let her speak to you, through the skylight?

Would you believe me

If I said I loved you?

Would you think it was just more shape-shifting trickery,

Or would you kiss me and say,

"Silly, beautiful woman"?



See, outside in the darkness,

Owl flies.

Coyote dreams.

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for magpie 24

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34 comments:

Cloudia said...

aaaaaOOOOOOOOO!




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Fireblossom said...

Howlin' back atcha, Clouds!

Mama Zen said...

I always trust the moon, but the stars lie.

Eric S. said...

Ahh, a shape shifting Skin walker, toying with the moons prowess. Intriguing!

mac said...

Yes, anything for Luna !

Riot Kitty said...

I totally want a room and a bed like that!

Kay said...

I've been known to fall for many a trickery...

I believe, I believe.

Senorita said...

A bed like that would be enough to make me howl like a wolf, lol.

Nice poem !

Brian Miller said...

howl on skinwalker...smiles.

Tabitha Bird said...

Oh yeah! Love the magic.

Mojo said...

Ahh-woooo! woowoo-wooooo!

I've been known to howl a little on occasion. (Especially on karaoke night.)

Love the imagery here Shay.

Lynn said...

The moon speaks - I like that.

Daryl said...

Listen ... can you hear it? The moon is howling back!

ellen abbott said...

I would.

Jannie Funster said...

Pretty cool.

I like that photo a lot,looks like such a soothing place to dream, howl and catch some Zzzzs.

xo

soundoffreedom said...

my trust depends on the phase I'm in at the moment...very magical magpie!

kathew said...

great take on this photo of a bedroom! Love it!

Helen said...

After reading your Magpie? Yes, I would trust the moon - completely!

Robert Lloyd said...

Or would you kiss me and say,

"Silly, beautiful woman"?

Ahh that would be a mistake wouldn't it never under estimate a coyote woman. I enjoyed the magpie and loved the fantasy it brought to life. Thank you for sharing.

Ily said...

Howling at the Clouds (above), are you?? ;)

Every time I speak w/ you I think, "silly beautiful woman," chica!!

This is a wild and wonderful poem, my friend!

Gabriela Abalo said...

great post!

Dianne said...

Lovely... thoughts of the Wild Mother of Fables from generations past.

RA said...

Oh, I believe!

ninotaziz said...

Delicious, Shay. Don't we all long for the moon!

Carrie Burtt said...

Magical poetry...love it! :-)

signed...bkm said...

Brillant Fireblossom....the secrets of the moon...few are willing to believe.she is a powerful lady, I love her madness...bkm

RachelW said...

Mmmm, some lovely imagery here.

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely, mystical piece!

Jingle said...

magnificent tale,
simply very entertaining to read.

willow said...

Oh, I could sure feel that moon last night!

Patience said...

Really diggin' this. Love the "witchery way", you definitely have a way with words. BTW, I checked out the two artists you said my art was like ... wow thanks for the awesome compliment

kavisionz said...

Woohooo... I am given to madness anyway!!
This poem drove me crazier! Awesome!:)

gospelwriter said...

Your words convince me. Yes, I would trust, I would believe, I would learn to become one with...

Stafford Ray said...

I believe not a word. But I would kiss her anyway so I could stay and learn what a skinwalker does! XX