|Blue moon over 96th Street. Image courtesy of Wiki Commons.|
Greetings Garden Dwellers. Welcome back to Out of Standard, where I will set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme. I will call upon you to write out of the standard and find new places in the everyday, but caution: there will be a twist is a twist. Let’s move onward to August’s challenge...
BLUE MOON SPECIAL
Last night inhabitants of earth got a glimpse of a “seasonal” Blue Moon the third of four full moons in a season. There hasn’t been a seasonal blue moon in three years. Another fun fact: because of the enormous distance between the earth and the moon, moon phases are a shared global event. Meaning one person in Minnesota will see the exact same moon as another in India.
Hopefully you all paid particular notice to last night’s sky...because here is your prompt
Write a poem about the moon.
Your poem must NOT mention any concepts of night or sky (or night sky). Simply replacing the words with an adjective is considered cheating and will result in a heavy fine.
KEEP IN MIND
Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.
Go now, my toads, and bring me back something startling, shiny, and new.
Ooh, Izy, no sky, no night? Can we say "moon"?
Well, it will be difficult, but I don't want to pay a heavy fine, so I'll try not to cheat.
nice posting of latest cheating-poem
This is a wonderful challenge, Izy. I wish I had paid more attention to the moon last night.
It was gorgeous! I always feel so connected to Lunar's glow~
I just wrote about the moon-
...I need to learn to READ directions before starting a prompt! Had to go back are rewrite... BUT I think it's stronger for doing so.
Thanks, Izy - for the headache ;)
Last night's moon was spectacular! I'm so glad you've given us this task. I just hope I can rise to the challenge.
I gave it a shot, Izy!
I haven't been able to write or even read poetry for what seems like forever(maybe two weeks--but, like with food, that's a long time without poetry!) so I thought why not tackle something that sounds totally impossible--thanks, Izy--I needed this.
Not sure I managed what you had in mind but I tried! :)
Thank you, Izy!
Well, gave it a spin. Happy Wednesday ~ M
nice one, Izy.
Oh-oh ... I'm in big trouble! Margaret thinks moonscape may be against the rules .. now what is that big fine you were speaking of Izy? I am LOL, LOL.
Lovely, thank you, Izy! The moon never ceases to inspire :)
Hmm. Playfully done!
Great challenge Izy! Sorry to be late for the party. My husband being off after knee surgery has kept me from writing.
fun! can't wait to read what everyone has done!
Sorry, couldn't resist. If anyone is going to claim any heavy fine, I figured I may as well shoot for the…
A bit late to the party, but so glad to be here. What a great prompt and lovely pictures!
Izy-- I have probably cheated, but I am so late to the party that I've brought my own bottle! HOpe you are well. A very fun prompt. k.
Oh, this was fun. I hope mine works.
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