"So what does the Moon mean to you?" is the challenge at Poetry Jam this week.
After thinking about it for a bit, I wrote and wrote and wrote and slashed and crumpled (figuratively) and deleted and spaced forward and edited and revised and napped and watched a little TV, until I was left with what is here. It is a Haiku - Accrostic... a Haccrostu?
At any rate, it is four lines so MOON can be spelled out. First line is 5 syllables, the Second and Third lines combine to make 7 syllables, and the Fourth line is 5 syllables. (ok, there is a second poem at the end of the post...just happened...)
Master of disguise
©Donna JT Smith, 2014
I have always been fascinated that the moon is smaller than the sun by a lot, and it is closer by a lot - but given those two factors you come up with two objects that appear to be the same size in the sky. and they both appear to light up. I also like picturing the moon traveling around the earth at the same time the earth is orbiting the sun. And because they appear to be the same size, the moon can eclipse the sun. The sun is, of course, the greater of the two celestial bodies, but the moon is still important in its job of directing the tides and giving us something that proves that the sun is still there even in the dark. It's a comforting thought.
I did not write a dreamy, emotion packed moon poem. I haven't been in the mood to write for a while - not since the accident and the birth of our granddaughter. Not sure why. Both should be catalysts, but my writer brain has shut down for a bit. I'm trying to get it in gear again, but I think the precariousness of life has shut me up for a bit. I keep thinking back with some fascination on how lives can be and are changed in an instant.
One who was not here, is now here. Ones who are here, can suddenly be gone.
Just thoughts lately. I feel like living life for a bit, not writing it.
I was with my daughter and her family for a month, but I'm home again. I bought a new car two days ago to replace the totaled one. I can't believe that the windshield is broken already.
Yesterday, a stone hit it, and it immediately cracked. I hadn't even owned it for 24 hours! I know I'm being reminded yet again that stuff is only stuff. I can deal with that.
Maybe I'm back. Not sure. Check here tomorrow or Friday.
telling me to rise
as it does -
reflect the Son
that others might see
past the darkness
to where there is
©Donna JT Smith, 2014
Well, that one just came to me. Wasn't expecting it. Maybe... could be I'm back.