Poetry

Bathed In Moonlight

Tonight, I soared in the blue-gray clouds that blanketed the sky like a shroud. The warm summer air rippled through my hair and tinged every inch of my flesh. I wasn’t trembling from fear. It was the excitement. The sheer thrill of being in the sky, touching those misty giants, and bathing in the moon’s soft glow.

© Sarah Doughty

For the Word-High July Prompts
of Filipino words,
hosted by Rosema and Maria.

Tadhana – (n.) invisible force beyond human abilities

Poetry

Millenia

After a millenia of memories, cast into the universe, I gathered each one in the palm of my hand. Every star was an epic love, every planet, a hope of something new, every moon, a dream turned into reality. Everything else — the infinite expanse of darkness — was where you belonged. I squeezed out every last bit of your darkness until nothing remained but light.

© Sarah Doughty

For the Word-High July Prompts
of Filipino words,
hosted by Rosema and Maria.

Gigil – (v.) undeniable urge to pinch or squeeze

Poetry

Mirth

He tipped his head back
and howled with mirth.
If I wasn’t so shocked
he possessed a sense of humor,
I would have laughed with him.

© Sarah Doughty

For the Word-High July Prompts
of Filipino words,
hosted by Rosema and Maria.

Halakhak – (n.) loud, uninhibited laughter

Earthen Witch, Photography, Poetry

Foreshadowing

I woke up as the sky began to lighten in the mid-November sky. I was shivering. But I wasn’t cold. And it wasn’t fear I felt, either. It was an anticipation that something was coming. Something big.

© Sarah Doughty
A quote from Just Breathe,
book one of the
Earthen Witch Novels.

For the Word-High July Prompts
of Filipino words,
hosted by Rosema and Maria.

Yugto – (n.) transition or development of a story

Poetry

Discovery

There’s a universe of stories
locked inside her head,
and she takes her time,
exploring and uncovering
each one.

© Sarah Doughty

For the Word-High July Prompts
of Filipino words,
hosted by Rosema and Maria.

Likha – (v.) invent something with knowledge or skill

Poetry

Debonair

The luxurious black material
shimmered against the sun,
and it hugged his perfect
body like a second skin.
Handsomely debonair
just didn’t do him justice.

© Sarah Doughty

For the Word-High July Prompts
of Filipino words,
hosted by Rosema and Maria.

Makisig – (adj.) dashing; well-dressed; gorgeous

Poetry

Nor’Easter

I could feel the weather moving in. As the temperatures dropped, the pressure followed. But when the wind picked up, the air was fragrant with chimney smoke, and the beginnings of flurries began to dance, before the skies erupted with white.

© Sarah Doughty

For the Word-High July Prompts
of Filipino words,
hosted by Rosema and Maria.

Amihan – (n.) northeast wind; breeze