Wings and Claws

I
Feathers floating…
Falling…

II
Sharp talons scratching
At my thoughts

III
Feathers drifting down
Engulfing me
In a cloud of raven black

IV
My words are wings and claws
The color of the midnight sky

V
Feathers soft and sharp
Powerful and fragile
Dipped into my inkwell
Scratch, scratch, scratch

VI
My words are wings and claws
My thoughts are velvety feathers
As dark as the blue-black sky

VII
I am the Morrigan
Protector and stormy pathway
Shape-shifting Goddess
Of fate and death

VIII
I am the Morrigan
Traversing dimensions
Goddess of prophesy,
Night, magic, and revenge

IX
I carry souls
Within my inky wings
To be rebirthed
At my behest

X
Feathers drifting down
Plumose onyx
My thoughts are wings and claws
My words are the midnight sky


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The Morrigan — Shape-shifting Celtic Raven Goddess of War, Death, Fate, Night, Magic, Prophecy and Revenge. With water as her element, she presides over rivers and lakes. She is sometimes referred to as The Raven Goddess.

Cheers to dVerse and our host Bjorn. We’re delving into cubism as a poetry form, where many small poems are written on the same object with a shift of perspective, that provides context as a whole.

61 thoughts on “Wings and Claws

  1. Your words portray your emotions.
    Definitely would be cathartic!
    Some of these are so beautiful. Actually they are all beautiful. Some, like this, it’s painful to read. Hurts to feel what you’d have felt when writing. It is beautiful, too.

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  2. gaileeann2016

    Hi MWM – the deep words of your soul are magnified in truth – only known to those who have survived – who have wrestled with dark and light good and evil. YOU are a goddess of truth – as am I and so many here – I am humbly surrounded by the light of truth casting shadow and veil over darkness – together we protect our vulnerability and inspire our light to shine – thank you MotherWinterMoon, thank you…….
    Love Gail
    peace……

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    1. Your thoughtful and deeply insightful words are always a blessing to me. Thank you ever so much for being in my world. Love you bunches! All things good to you wise and wonderful Gail. ❤️

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  3. I like how the pace builds through the poem with drifting and fluttering feathers until there is a storm of black winging through the night. Glad you linked to this prompt.

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      1. I actually read analysis of the poem by Wallace Stevens, and then I thought how the combination of simplification and perspectives would be very interesting to do… I did the one about Gertrude Stein and cubism before… but that was different… But reading poetry analysis helps me learn about the thought behind…

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  4. I admire the weaving of the myth and the last one, summarizes it for me beautifully ~ I am happy to read that you enjoyed this challenge ~

    My thoughts are wings and claws
    My words are the midnight sky

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