False Suns

False Suns


On the breast
Of an island
Five stand 
Chanting stars
Round the fire
One 
Takes a light
Searching
For sound 
Seen
By a blind owl
There shall be 
No false suns
This night
The moon kingdom
Rises
For the one 
That is left


Words: ©2019LCR
Commissioned Piece (Untitled) @mc__monster 
(Used with Permission)

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  1. A remarkable ekphrastic poem in this land of moonlight!

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    1. Thank you so much. It's such an intriguing image.

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  2. The thought of false sun seems so real to me, reminds me a bit of how humanity have been denying night for such a long time.

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    1. Agreed! We expel darkness with false light because darkness is something which is feared when really it should be embraced.

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  3. Kerry is right, this is remarkable! (I had to study the art more than several times, for some reason I saw the owl as a kitty, thankfully I recognized the moon)

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    1. There is definitely a lot going on in the image! So many directions it could have gone!

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  4. I have witnessed false suns (sun dogs) in Sedona AZ just as the sun was rising and a few days later as it set. Magical - as is your poem.

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    1. Thank you so much. I've just recently heard of sun dogs, and moon dogs as well. Would be spectacular to see.

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  5. This is an excellent ekphrastic poem, Lori! Islands must have breasts, female ones to give comfort to the chanting stars. The final lines are chilling, and I’m left wanting to know what happened to the others – why is only one left?

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    1. Thank you. That island was the first thing I keyed in on. I had to take a bit of time to really see everything that was happening in the picture. I loved the balloon sun that seems to want to take over the night's kingdom. (There is a figure on the left... standing tall next to the tree, at least it looks like one to me, cloaked with a skull's head... )

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  6. Really thrilling mood established here. I feel chills wondering at the fate of the missing four.

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    1. Thank you. There is a definite story in this picture. Just the hint of a mystery.

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  7. This is absolutely fantastic!! ❤️ I love; " For sound seen by a blind owl there shall be
    no false suns."

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  8. This is wonderful Lori — I was really taken by the image created by “This night the moon kingdom rises”.

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