Witch Voices

Night Poured Over the Desert
Sheila Sund, Salem, United States [CC BY 2.0)]

We live in solitude, we three
Three for one and one for three
You will think us an apparition, you’ll see

Lives run by magic and moon
Moon and magic sees us identical to humdrum brain loon
Only a loon they say
Sees witches on a moonless day

Just a platitude, that we can time fold
We are not centuries old
Just an old tale
Again, and again re-told

Our roots run deep
Deep down where shared memory sleep
We feel the gravity of your leap
Need to renew, to wonder keep

Like the canary in the mine
Mine and your soul is on the line
Soul locked in a dark cage, let it fly free – soar
On inspiration dine
Lore by unique poet voices shine

We are the circle of mother, maiden, crone
In the circle we the Goddess intone
She steers our lives with wisdom felt deep in the bone

© REDCAT

Written for both PLAY IT AGAIN! with REAL TOADS and A Skylover Word List ~ Apparition.
My second choice for PLAY IT AGAIN! became: Kerry Says ~ Let’s Find Our Poetic Voice (from July 2015). And just because my muse took me in that direction it also became another attempt at echo poetry.

The three witches appeared through my pen when I started writing poetry. They are free, headstrong characters that sometimes have their way with me. You can also find them in December Moon. Witches brew and Yesteryear Cheer.

I owe thanks for my inspiration to Kerry, without her prompts I wouldn’t have managed this, to Björn who showed how it should be done. And to Terry Pratchett for writing hilarious and thought provoking witches.

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  1. So wonderful to read of the many inspirations behind this magical poem! And my thanks, especially, for selecting words from the Skylover Wordlist.
    This narrative is really well done. Your attention to sound effects works very well.
    Only a loon they say
    Sees witches on a moonless day… This is really cool to read aloud.

    1. I have as a goal not to let my depression let me forget there is inspiration to find. Putting it in my posts serves as a reminder. 😀
      Before the word list I where floundering, knowing that I hadn’t found their voices, then it all came together.
      I often read my poems out loud to hear their sound, figure out if it’s readable. Especially so when attempting something like echo poetry. Glad you found it cool sounding! 💖

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