Lately I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about the moon. I’m working on two manuscripts for picture books and both have to do with the moon, so I’ve been filling my writing heart (and brain) with all things “moon.” One of the manuscripts is written in poetry form. Here’s a sneak peek:
The moon is a spotlight on ocean’s high tide,
guiding turtles and crabs scuttling in for a ride.
I’ve always had a fascination with the moon, so I looked through some old files thinking I must have written about it before. That’s when I found “Following the Moon.” One night last Spring I was driving home, mesmerized by the moon. It was right in front of me as I drove. A supermoon—round and full and so lovely and wondrous that I had a hard time concentrating on what I was doing! The next day I wrote this poem (which doesn’t really do it justice):
Following the Moon
I followed the moon home tonight.
A full orb,
a super moon
in a clear sky.
my heart filled with its attraction,
I was surprised that was the only moon poem I could find, at least in my electronic file. There must be others tucked away in the pages of old notebooks. Or maybe they’re still tucked away inside me. The moon is such an inspiration for poetry, I think I’ll have to write more.
Mary Lee has the roundup today here. Head on over there for a luscious look at a pomegranate and more poetry fun.