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Sorcerer's Moon

Tonight's the Night

By Dana CrandellPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Sorcerer's Moon - ©Dana O. Crandell

Whispered incantations cast

In darkened, secret rooms

Will linger 'til this night has passed,

And Morning Glory blooms.


Familiars will prowl darkened streets

In search of those who call,

While from the alleys, low drum beats

Enrapture and enthrall.


Cold flesh will tingle, hairs will stand

And unseen hands caress

As long-enamored souls demand

To be allowed ingress.


Powers black and powers white

Will battle for their goals,

Leaving in their wake the plight

Of unsuspecting souls.


Flames will flicker, fires burn bright

While victors claim their prizes.

Be wary, friend, for on this night

The Sorcerer's Moon rises.


This one was inspired by one of my moon photos. On Friday, September 13, 2019, we had a very rare occurrence, as the Harvest Moon fell on Friday the 13th, making it a Sorcerer's Moon, said to have power for those who know how to use it. I'm not particularly superstitious, but it's an intriguing enough subject to write a poem about.

This is a cropped version of a photo taken from my driveway, a few minutes after the moon rose behind a thin layer of clouds. Yes, it was this yellow, and yes, it appeared this flat. The 13" x 19" print has been one of my best sellers, particularly around Halloween.

Thanks for reading!

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About the Creator

Dana Crandell

Dad, Stedpad, Grandpa, Husband, lover of Nature and dogs.

Writer, Editor, Photographer and Tech/Internet nerd. Content writer by trade. Vocal Creator by choice.

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  • Veronica Stone18 days ago

    Beautifully written, so evocative.

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Such gorgeous writing & photography! Phenomenal work!

  • Loved the poetry and the dramatic image. Awesome! - Anneliese

  • Mr Blacky2 months ago


  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Wow , very magical

  • Dylan 2 months ago

    Very interesting. Great poem!

  • Talia Devora2 months ago

    Interesting poem. I love dark poetry, so this was a fantastic read, plus I learned something new! In return for your amazing work, please check out my excerpt for my second poetry book! https://vocal.media/poets/come-check-out-this-sneak-peak-before-buying-my-second-poetry-debut-scrapbook

  • Loryne Andawey2 months ago

    Woah! I had no idea such conditions would bring about something so mysterious as a Sorcerer's Moon. Thank you for this intriguing tidbit and wonderous poem. Well done!

  • Devyn Sharel2 months ago

    Gorgeous shot of the moon! And a great poem. Congrats on your top story!

  • Harmony Kent2 months ago

    Fantastic photo and poem! A very well deserved Top Story. Love it, Dana 💕🙂

  • Amethyst2 months ago

    This was one of the best poems I've ever read. Your photo is also amazing. Love it.

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    This paired so perfectly with that amazing photo of yours! Just the right amount of spooky. Wonderful work. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Shannon Loewen2 months ago

    Great rhythm and rhyme! Also - what an amazing photo!! No wonder it's a best seller :)

  • Aphotic2 months ago

    This is really good! Flows wonderfully and goes so well with the beautiful photo! Great job on both.

  • Reviews2 months ago

    Amazing sight indeed!

  • Fahmida Akter Lima2 months ago

    Really amazing,, congratulations on top story!!

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  • KJ Aartila2 months ago

    Love the photo and the poem -- it almost reads like a spell! 🌝

  • Anonymous Shadows2 months ago

    Engaging and unsettling horror poem, with evocative words and effective rhyme!

  • dinu2 months ago

    Awesome👏Congrats on top story!!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Spectacular!!! Love this!!! Congratulations on Top Story!!!

  • Nice one ✨❤️💯🎉Congratulations on the Top Story🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Musical enough for youth & young adults, but not so sing-songy as to turn off those who get turned off by such things. Vivid, imaginative, immersive such that all may enjoy. Your skills with the camera are also quite notable. Beautiful picture simply does not do it justice. Congrats on top story & thank you for sharing this marvelous piece with us.

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    Glorious vivid take spun here! Congratulations on top story!

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