Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Becoming of Hilde Of Mossenbone




 


 



 




Under the red moon you'll find her, near the crossing ways of the withered woods in which she lives.  Draped in raggedy threads adorned with bone, twig and thorn, dear Hilde feasts on wormwood and woodlouse foraged from the forest floor. 


Long bony fingers dig deep to reveal... she never shies away from what lies decaying on the damp, dark earth buried under leaf litter and snail silver. 


Exhaling her quiet song through the hollow of an old bone she wanders the woods as silent as the gathering mist, eyes gleaming like midnight pools in the darkest hour of night.
                                                                                 
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 Hilde Of Mossenbone is a solitary soul and has emerged from the song of the wild woods, born of dirt, leaf, fungi and moss covered bones. 


A mouse skull, tiny twig and thorn adorn her skirts of hand dyed muslin, vintage silk, felted wool and a bustle of moss. 


 Hers is a bodice of swan feathers,



etched on her throat is a waning crescent moon as red as blood, 



 down her sinewy spine trails a sickle shaped bone on dark red thread. 




9 comments:

Charlotte said...

A melancholic childhood, but one that appeals. Hilde is the kind of character that haunts the stories in my head.

Anthropomorphica said...

Thank you Charlotte, your head seems like the kind of place I'd be most happy to wander into...

Debbie said...

Hilde sounds as if she lives in one of the hidden valleys of Dartmoor. Dank, dark but beautiful

JJ Beazley said...

I think she's one of the most splendid of your little ones, Mel. There's something strong and independent about her - haughty, almost.

Anthropomorphica said...

Thank you Jeff! I was surprised just how defiant and yes, rather haughty she turned out.

Anthropomorphica said...

Thanks Debbie, I've been wandering those valleys often...

Alandroide said...

Awesome!!

Anthropomorphica said...

Thank you Alandroide x

Kailee said...

Wonderful, wonderful - such entrancing journeys you take us on! Thankyou