Less by Moonlight – dVerse Poetics

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Laura Bloomsbury is our host at dVerse Poetics this week. In this season of more, more, more, Laura asks us to pen a poem of less.

The suffix less’ has both negative and positive connotations and even neutral ones. The challenge is to choose ONE or MORE from THE LIST of words BELOW and include it/them in the body and/or title of your poem. If possible, add a soupçon of hopefulness for Hope is the message in this first advent week!

ageless ~ boundless ~ breathless ~ careless ~ cloudless ~ colourless ~ faceless ~ fearless ~ feckless ~ flawless ~ formless ~ harmless ~ heedless ~ helpless ~ homeless ~ listless ~ needless ~ restless ~ rootless ~ senseless ~ tasteless ~ weightless ~ windowless ~ wordless ~

Weightless by Moonlight

Gazing out at the cloudless night
colourless half moon shining bright
My eyes beheld the flawless sight
an owl in ageless graceful flight

Hovering weightless in the air
faceless prey now moves with care
for this fearless hunter dares
to hunt the boundless forest bare

harmless tonight he floats on by
formless hoots and eerie cries
restless now he scans the sky
the beat of wings his breathless sign

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

11 thoughts on “Less by Moonlight – dVerse Poetics

      1. I witnessed an incredible sight some years back. I was eating a packed lunch on a bench, while in front of me a blackbird struggled with an unwilling worm. Fascinating, I thought. And a sparrowhawk descended and blood and guts went everywhere.
        I thought, is this a message from the Universe, to watch my back?

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      2. OMG it’s freaky how sudden and abrupt but raptors can be. I watched many a rabbit become owlet lunch. I watched a pack of Jay’s harrassing the best. One of the adult owls flew off leading the Jay’s away then proceeded to tease them into following him to a distant spot where he then snatched one of the marauders right out of the air. Incredible indeed. Just wish it wasn’t so messy 🤪

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