In Deepest Night

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Art FLASH!/55 in October

For this weekend’s art collaboration, I am introducing an illustrator in ink and purveyor of magic, McMonster, a perfect choice to set the tone for October.

McMonster has developed a unique style of painting with ink and has created a surreal world. As he describes it: Story telling with no narrative.
Take a look at this 1 minute clip, which encapsulates his process.

McMonster has kindly given permission for us to use the following piece for our poetic collaboration:

McMonster owl.png

In deepest night, white owls,
worshippers, and the moon
are the only entities seen.
Tonight, I am joined by a
lunette moon rowboat. I twine
my threads through air,
hoping for height, like web
of my spider friend. At least
I can be seen. City lights are
dim yellow spots in far off
people’s universe.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to In Deepest Night

  1. kanzensakura says:

    This is stunning!


  2. Kerry says:

    Ah, this is divine! I love the different perspective.. far from other people’s worlds.


  3. jaerose37 says:

    It’s good to fly away from the yellow lights – that feels like magic


  4. sanaarizvi says:

    Incredible close on this, Sara!! ❤️❤️


  5. Sherry Marr says:

    I LOVE how this poem opens. Wonderful!


  6. To be separated from the other world is wonderful I think…. some times we need separation.


  7. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    Nighttime can show us the most interesting sights. The trick is to find our place within it.


  8. Rob Kistner says:

    I really dug the darkness in this image from McMonster, and I was drawn in by your capture of it Sara.


  9. Jim says:

    Your web woven through the air is still a mystery to me. We have them from a 20+ foot high light down to the earth, several up and down, up and down. I like the dark night also, here in Texas we add Venus, Moon’s companion light, to our list.


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