In Time of the Hunger Moon

In the Time of the Hunger Moon

She enlarges her countenance
bringing brighter and different
light into our darkness.

Her message luminous, clear.
It is time to share, to shine.
Reach deep within to offer

that which will nourish, will
feed the hunger in weary soul
of another.

Elizabeth Crawford  2/1/2018

Notes: In Native American tradition, February is defined as “the time of the Hunger Moon.” Supplies are diminished, and winter’s harshness has settled in, making gathering more a great difficulty. Instead of hording, it is time to share, in hopes that some of the tribe will survive, will continue. In our current darkness, I believe the moon is sharing her message. It is time to share our truth, our light.

Image is a digital painting put through the kaleidoscope app.

Posted to Poets United: Mid-Week Motif – Moon


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6 Responses to In Time of the Hunger Moon

  1. Susan says:

    Not hording or seeking for what you can get, but “Reach deep within to offer”–is a powerful message indeed. Fine poem!


  2. Sumana Roy says:

    I love when the message is ‘luminous’ and enlightening. A beautiful Moon poem.


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Such a powerful poem this is! I too believe that the moon is sharing her message with us 💖


  4. Yvonne says:

    I liked hearing about the hunger moon.


  5. Sherry Marr says:

    I love it, especially the closing stanza, my friend. It hits my weary heart……


  6. The sentiment as lovely as the artwork.


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