~ Cheshire Moon ~

((Another re-post. I was reminded of it because there was a Cheshire Moon tonight!))
Posted on August 11, 2010


The moon wears a Cheshire Cat grin tonight,
As if mocking the strobes,
Of heat-lightning which flash,
On the opposite side of the night sky.

The first drop of rain has not fallen,
Nor sounded the first, distant peal of thunder.
The frogs, in their ghostly chorus,
Are glad that so far, it’s only a light show.

And I, looking into that starry void,
On the eve of the first of April,
Am I but another fool?
I wished on Rigel tonight.

I see that pale, illuminated smile,
Waxing into madness, perhaps.
After all, we’re all mad here.
The only place left to go is back,
To the frontal lobe.

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2006

About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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11 Responses to ~ Cheshire Moon ~

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Hey, you described our night perfectly: peal on thunder and so on.

    … and do love your cheshire …

  2. No moon here, the clouds have invaded the skies for the past few days.
    And yes, we must be all mad, to find inspirations in such simple things … but isn’t every great talent a little bit mad 🙂

  3. eebrinker says:

    you know my stand — using official crazy people to make other feel sane, only leaves them all officially crazy when the background is flipped upside down. plus when making the smart-ones as crazy then are looking at making dumb as the new sane.

    the moon is given way too much credit. i think mad is a reaction to indication(s) that an enemy is in “charge.” if those in power even on a micro-level, show signs of kamakazi determinism – or direct animosity and scorn for those they are among …. will get a reaction, with its ‘insanity’ based on the degree of that power. if the ‘insanity’ dives underground, that is super-enemy time. i think maybe our parents or their parents were in ‘super-enemy’ time with reams and reams of insanity driven underground. maybe.

    therefore a possibility for a transition stage — a false positive on the “insanity-o-meter” causing increase because insanity driven underground from super-enemy is now coming up in the light of day on moderate-enemy. so it would seem folks are going more nuts … but collectively are gaining greater sanity and stability and the freedom to enact change only makes that appear like blossoming madness. lack of direction (leadership) is a good tell on that.

    maybe. if i had to ballpark it …. about a 79% chance? and if freedom for appearance — such as clothing and hair and makeup and all else, can reach the sense of independent creativity. where modification is then on a MICRO level. for example, NOW, as it stands — for a woman who wants to wear a flower in her hair and not be called crazy — she has to change ALL fashion view to gain that. (who is in CHARGE of fashion? who dislikes and mocks women? it gets intriguing …. ) THAT machine, then FEEDS the industrial-factory machine of OTHER countries, such as CHINA. and of course, our buddies in ITALY working to keep that all in motion.

    so our country ALLOWS the modes of change, the creativity on micro-levels, bipassing the factory-made crap. THEN U.S.A. will be at a stage where more on greater scales will be happy and fulfilled. pretty much the gravitation AWAY from cookie-cutter factory produced stuff is the answer on that, though. those factory-business models are sort of the brake being thrown on harder that just throws all off more in the steering …

    look at the crazy crazy stuff in fashion going on in china …………… that is insanity for change AFTER going underground then busting out the other side …………………. i think. they could be on the road ahead of us. but i don’t think that road is laid yet, as far ahead as they look to be.

    what suggested and think is a good one for transition from industry-made items, is to create and sell the machinery to make the items. the plastic kits, to make and mold your own designs. you need a new plastic bowl? you make one, look over the designs or create your own and enter the specs, out pops the bowl …………… and OUR factories make and sell the units for these creative endeavors. i have word on that being in the works …. and you did not hear it from me.

    but is a direction away from all those imported factory items, while building our own machine factory base. but there would be a transition stage … in which imports are increased to create the bounce — the ‘fed up’ and movement toward the micro-level of produced design.

    i don’t think anybody expected china to make the bounce so HIGH, by making such poorly designed and crappy items. look around, in 2 minutes will find something you could have designed 100 times better to NOT frack the person using it 20 times over.

    when it gets to that extent, and that much BAD mechanics in our HOMES — you have children learning bad mechanics.

    bad mechanics creates misperception of function. on all levels.

    would be much simpler if simply the moon …………. but there ya go.

    i sort of went off on a heck of a tangent ….. but a whole psychology to it, Dragon. why women want to go to the workplace is not so much ‘money’ and has more to do with interaction. those who were sitting at home with the kids were getting left out of the loop. but anyway, am saying that crazy can be expected, should be expected at this point. and the INCREASE of creativity (crazy-inward) on micro levels will stabailize and streamline social frameworks on macro levels.

    that is sort of how should play out. theoretically.

    • dragonkatet says:

      *Grin* That’s one of the many things I love about your comments, Eileen. I love the way they go on tangents because it’s a sign of creativity! I definitely agree that it’s more than the moon (although I think the moon plays its fair share in degrees of madness, mainly because it has always been there as a scapegoat and something to ponder) and you raise a valid and interesting point about madness going underground and then resurfacing later in more intense ways. There is a lot of truth in that. Maybe you’re right that crazy should be expected nowadays – is it the new “norm”? Possibly. I get what you’re saying about internalizing the creativity and extending it outward into society, too – and am reminded that some of the neatest inventions have come from those who have been labeled “crazy” – you know, like that Apple commercial says, “Here’s to the crazy ones…” etc.

  4. Jo Bryant says:

    Oh wow – I am going to reread this a few times…that always mean I like it

  5. Great poem and image! Loved the last stanza, I’m still smiling at its last line. 🙂

    • dragonkatet says:

      Thanks, John. 🙂 That IS the only defense we have left, isn’t it? Or does it all begin and end there? The Alpha and the Omega? Where the Id and the Ego wage mental war within us…that “sweet spot” where madness is both defined and created…I dunno, I just guess, but I enjoy the process anyway. 🙂

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