scrupulous : punctiliously exact : PAINSTAKING
In black velvet skies
moons sewn with scrupulous care
rise in sparkling threads
haiku 1081 : 3/11/23
proximate : soon forthcoming : IMMINENT
we await moonrise –
the proximate appearance
of the pale goddess
haiku 1080 : 3/4/23
ignis fatuus : a light that sometimes appears in the night over marshy ground and is often attributable to the combustion of gas from decomposed organic matter…(also) : a deceptive goal or hope
my wandering steps
cross your path
Ignis fatuus I am
or not? You decide.
shadorma 501 : 2/10/23
“Scrupulous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrupulous. Accessed 11 Mar. 2023.
“Proximate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proximate. Accessed 4 Mar. 2023.
“Ignis fatuus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ignis%20fatuus. Accessed 10 Feb. 2023.
9 thoughts on “Poetry is Written in Words: Thirty-Seven”
You taught me a new phrase! I had never heard of Ignis Fatuus as I have always known that phenomena as Will-o’-the-wisp. I think all three poems capture and convey the magical quality of the moon and its alluring mysteriousness.
Thank you. When I first saw the phrase I thought it meant something about silly thinking (making an association with fatuous, maybe?). And the ignis part seemed to imply ignorance. Imagine my surprise! I have always heard of it as you have, and I associate it with black and white old movies set in England maybe 200 years ago. Lotta thinking going on there and none of it on target until the dictionary fixed me up.
I like that first one especially (of course I do) but all of them have moon magic. (K)
Ever since I was very young and the moon shone in my bedroom window, I have felt it looks after me, and it’s something I see as a touchstone of safety. And, I think the way it looks in the sky, well, I always feel happy when I see it.
I found this so fascinating! 😊
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