The Full Moon Rakes

High above the stock-still lake,
the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.

Placed more bets that it can take,
the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.

Below, lost lovers wade and ache;
the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.

The stars are dim as dead man’s flakes;
the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.

Reflection widens pain’s outbreak;
the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.

Upside down like ducks and drakes,
the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.

The heart has no hydraulic breaks;
the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.

Defy the odds, but mind the stakes;
the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.

© khartless 2021, All Rights Reserved 


Ingrid is host for tonight’s Poetics: Oral Poetry. Join us in crafting a poem intended to be shared aloud.

36 Comments

      1. Gillena Cox

        Luv thre repeats, the read like the chorus of a song. And i luv moon poems
        Enjoyed both the voiced and the written
        Thanks for dropping by to read mine

        Much❤love

        Liked by 1 person

  1. sanaarizvi

    Beautiful, beautiful use of repetition here 😀 the poem flows so naturally. Especially love; “Below, lost lovers wade and ache; the full moon rakes, the full moon rakes.”💝💝

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dora

    K.,
    You give fair warning in this dulcet chant, that the toll of the full moon’s spell of love can “rake” the heart with pain and “ache,” a bard-like but sage advice in tones of sepulchral wisdom. So well done, evoking ancient rhythms of sung poetry.
    pax,
    dora

    Liked by 1 person

    1. K.Hartless

      Thank you. Moon bathing is great, and the full moon here makes its presence known. I wrote this one without paper or pencil which was a great way to just focus on sound and get into a rhythm. So glad it grabbed your attention.

      Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s