Another opportunity to hone my free writing chops courtesy of Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday, this week ably hosted by Mark Schutter.
Here’s the prompt:
VegaStar Carpentier captured this image of a Hunter’s Moon from Paris, France on Oct. 30, 2012 using a Canon EOS 1000D. October’s Full Moon is called the “Hunter’s Moon” or “Blood Moon”. It is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal equinox) and it gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead and marked hunting season in North America.
How long you have lurked
in the forests of my psyche.
Eluding my every effort
To resolve once and for all
A game of cat and
Mouse. You after me; me
After you. Under a
The path; obscure the view.
Be there, if you must,
But away, far away,
As I stockpile the best
Of me for use
On a future day.
Thanks for visiting …
©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013
9 thoughts on “#FWF Free Write Friday: Blood Moon”
Your verse is as haunting as the photograph!
It surprised me, actually, that this was once again so personal.. But I don’t know why. This blog really is about the inner journey. And some of that is pretty spooky, 😉 … Thanks for stopping by … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Dorothy, you nailed this! I love the the opening line >
How long you have lurked in the forests of my psyche.
So often the biggest monsters and demons are those within and with the blood red moon as the backdrop was perfect!
I agree with the previous comment very haunting and seemingly very personal. But that is where our very best writing will come from. Thank you for sharing!!!
Thank you, Mark. I agree with your comment about the demons and monsters. When I started the inner journey I had no idea what I was in for. It has been both a blessing, and a curse ~ but mostly a blessing. 😉 We cannot conquer the monsters within ourselves unless we are willing to face them. The blood moon was the perfect back drop for this exercise as most of my monsters are born of blood, i.e. family. So, there’s a bit of a double meaning there which really appeals to me. … Thanks for stopping by, and great prompt, Mark. 🙂 … Be well, Dorothy
I get the sense that there is an emotional, psychological, and physical cat and mouse game. The battle could be within the psyche, or a physical manifestation. But as Richard Bach wrote in Illusions, and I paraphrase. Everything in this comment may be wrong.
How perceptive of you! It is just that, manifested at all levels. It’s why I have sought professional help ~ just too much to understand all on my own. Such an incredible journey, but not necessarily an easy one. 😉 … It does offer wonderful fodder for the Muse, however. … Thanks for your comment. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
I must ditto Mark on the way you began this piece which immediately takes the reader straight into that dark place that we so often keep hidden. Great job on expressing that darkness!
Thanks, Charlene. 🙂
The demons within are often scarier than the demons without when they are on the hunt. Love this!