Tongerlongeter (6)

The moon

On their bodies

Numinous

Gathered at the full of every moon

Each distinct tribe

Reverence profound

Looking eyes upturned arms

Orb luminous

Night ecstatic

Gathered to dance

Each distinct tribe

The moon

Engraved in stone, depicted in charcoal on the walls of their huts

Reminiscence

‘a tribe camped on the face of the hill about two miles away in front of our house at the time when the moon was full and we could see capering before a large fire’

            (see Reynolds & Clements, Tongerlongeter.)

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