Tomorrow, Tuesday 15 April, is a full moon. It may present as a Blood Moon otherwise called the Hunter’s Moon. Worth taking a look..?
He Calls – Hunter’s Moon
The temperature rises,
crows caw, ground thaws, the moon is full.
The Blood Moon of spring.
Filthy, dripping teeth.
Werewolves change form beneath
the Hunter’s Moon of spring.
Eyebrows meet at the bridge of his nose,
he grows bristles under his tongue.
No tail, swinging stride, a gaze to paralyse.
He strips off his clothes, his man clothes,
piles them by the roadside,
pees around them in a circle,
satisfied, he turns, howls, bounds to the woods.
Tears the flesh from recently interred cadavers,
drinks the blood of wounded soldiers.
He’s a corpse returned
from the grave
She’s out all night. Doors and locks
spring open at her approach.
a dreadful desire for human flesh,
devour their own children
and those of others.
Strength, speed, stealth… shy, sly killers,
Silver tipped canes
create bubbling burns,
that make them yearn
for the silver bullet to the brain.
It’s merely a myth, simply a shape shift,
a bite, a scratch,
from one transformed…
Hide your babies,
Lycaon serves human flesh
Polly Stretton © 2014
‘Experts predict that the moon will glow an eerie red-orange shade, a phenomenon astronomers call a “blood moon” or “hunter’s moon.”
‘The colour is caused by the light from sunsets and sunrises glinting off the surface of the Earth. As sun light bends around outer edges of the planet, the light beams into the Earth’s shadow, transforming the Moon into a rust-coloured orb. The effect is similar to that of the sun turning the clouds red or pink during a sunrise or sunset.’