Sahel to sea (Free Write Friday)

Here is your prompt – let’s see what magic the autumn Hunters or Blood Moon conjures up!

VegaStar Carpentier captured this image of a Hunter’s Moon from Paris, France on Oct. 30, 2012 using a Canon EOS 1000D. October’s Full Moon is called the “Hunter’s Moon” or “Blood Moon”. It is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal equinox) and it gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead and marked hunting season in North America.

Hunter's Moon

Photo Credit: VegaStar Carpentier Website –


Sahel to sea

Through the microcosm of his world
Always on the move these last ten years
Yet still to return home to the Antarctic Peninsula
Where the young forests survive unscathed, now
Reid Jasper waits beneath a Hunter’s Moon
A nomad, orphan, collector, hunter on far fringes
For, and of the many lost, these ancient seeds, buried
Across the continents in time, gathering, quicken pace
Both all waiting, on the hunter beyond the forest, and ice
Young, and old in past, just seeds biding their time
In the company of the hunter, the collector from afar
Until the moment of escape to find in good measure
Where the moon soon does to dwindle in a coming season
To sow from the Sahel to sea, a crescent forest of the east..


Kellie Elmore’s Free Write FridayThe above is written for the image prompt  (a Hunter’s Moon) with Guest Host, Mark Schutter. The poem is also written as an ending to a beginning of a short story that has been trickling out over the last month or so. Still to post the final part in a few moments. Although the image prompt is blood red, I chose to just use the Hunter’s Moon aspect to the prompt to explore a way to end the short story while releasing a few hints as to the story’s background

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