Day 8 – Prompt is the Moon

Today’s prompt was centered on the moon and all it inspires.

With the moon I think weird things like werewolves and vampires who can only walk around at night. My free write suggested in the prompt led me to nothing that especially inspired me.

I was also pressed for time on this because I got the chance to go see a screening of NT Live’s broadcast of Streetcar Named Desire from the Young Vic in London at an art museum in Ft. Worth, TX. If you get a chance to see NT Live showings, I would encourage you to check it out. It’s a very cool experience.

The poetry form suggested for today though was kinda fun to play with, so here is my attempt at an acrostic.

In the Moonlight

marry me, he said, as we walked
over the bridge downtown,
our hands entwined and
no one, it seemed, around.
love me? he asked, with a grin.
i did, of course. entirely.
guarded no longer.
he had won me completely.
true love exists. so I said yes.

Poem a day – Day 7 – Prompt is Silence

With today’s prompt for OctPoWriMo being “silence”, my first responses were things like:

What is the meaning of the word? As a mom of three boys, I know this not. 🙂 Foreign to me it is. Wish for it I do. Distant in my future it probably is.

And yes, I have reverted to Yoda speak. It happens. 🙂

So the assignment is to devote five whole minutes with no outside noises to distract to being silent. See what emerges.

To do this I needed the kids asleep and I needed to dwell in silence for five minutes without drifting off to sleep, which is what I have been anxious to do since I woke up this morning.

But it is a lovely exercise, and certainly a great way to warm up for writing- not just for poetry, but for any writing.

Here is the result of my Silence exercise. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Linger here

A whisper silenced
A hand taken-
Wrapped up
In my own.

Let’s be still
Eyes closed
And listen
To the quiet

For just a moment
Let’s soak it in
This gift of peace
however brief.