Monkey-Business In Moonlight

Monkey-Business In Moonlight

Air is stung with blows
from swords strapped on
with relish. Clangs merge
with strident song of iron
that rings across and over field stubble,
or against hard stone of filled silo.

One can only wonder at what
unhinged crime might be occurring
as shadows shimmy and fly at one
another, chopping evening’s order
into squirming worm-like madness,
until quiet suddenly descends,

and silence kisses darkness once again.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/19/2017

Note: Thought it was time to get back to both Wordles. Used all of the words in one form or another. Image is a Photo-kali, made from a photograph.

Posted at The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #326

monkeys, sword, moon, merge, kiss, fly,
relish, chop, shimmy, strap, sting, crime

Sunday’s Whirligig: Worled #138

air, light, hinge, worm, song, stubble,
silo, over, iron, clangs, blows, order

Poets United: Poetry Pantry #379

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20 Responses to Monkey-Business In Moonlight

  1. thotpurge says:

    chopping evening’s order
    into squirming worm-like madness.. just love that line.. beautifully written Elizabeth.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jae Rose says:

    A powerful return I loved every word

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    “One can only wonder at what / unhinged crime might be occurring” Quite chilling & fits in with the atmosphere. So is the suddenly descending ‘quiet’!

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  4. Masterful, you achieved your aim so well, what a great read.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    A poem that begins with mayhem ends in peace. Whew!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sherry Marr says:

    It does sound ominous out there. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. hypercryptical says:

    A masterful from me too.
    I wonder what was occurring…
    Anna :o]

    Liked by 1 person

  8. sanaarizvi says:

    ‘until quiet suddenly descends and silence kisses darkness once again’.. such a powerful close on this!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. annell4 says:

    A wonderful write, I accept your gift. Thank you for such a write! You are my hero.


  10. Great use of the words… especially the comfort in the closing.


  11. Beverly Crawford says:

    I love the phrase “silence kisses darkness once again”. Such a peaceful thought. Thank you


  12. I sometimes think of nature as madness at night with hunted and being hunted….this was wonderful and especially enjoyed the last line…perfection!


  13. gillena says:

    Very intetesting. That title is a winner

    Happy Sunday



  14. Mary says:

    I enjoyed the atmosphere you created in this poem, Elizabeth! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.


  15. Truedessa says:

    Wow, you have woven a wonderful story from the words. It reminds me of a mystical kingdom.


  16. ZQ says:

    However you did it, the piece was great!!!!


  17. oldegg says:

    Beautifully witnessed and how comforting the kiss of silence at the end.


  18. Wendy Bourke says:

    A very visual – and intriguing – piece. Some beautiful writing in this!


  19. Gillena Cox says:

    Monday WRites 132 is live, i invite you to link in

    much love…


  20. mhmp77 says:


    into squirming worm-like madness,
    until quiet suddenly descends,
    and silence kisses darkness once again.

    All the quiet and silence would result in a lot of good not matched by others



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