Greetings to all!
Today is the day we put the "mini' back into the Sunday Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines (but you may write in fewer than 10 lines all the way down to a single American sentence). Choose your own form or write in free verse, if preferred.
This weekend, our frame of reference is "And the Moon and the Stars and the World" - from the title of this poem by Charles Bukowski.
And, for good measure, another poem to feature the moon, by Rumi:
At the Twilight
At the twilight, a moon appeared in the sky;
Then it landed on earth to look at me.
Like a hawk stealing a bird at the time of prey;
That moon stole me and rushed back into the sky.
I looked at myself, I did not see me anymore;
For in that moon, my body turned as fine as soul.
The nine spheres disappeared in that moon;
The ship of my existence drowned in that sea.
I look forward to reading a number of short poems, from Saturday through to Monday. The link does not expire, so please feel free to write more than one poem, and a return to comment on poems linked later would be appreciated.
Beautiful Bukowski poem, Kerry. I don't know if I will be able to participate but enjoyed the poem, and yours! k.
I love this prompt. So moody! Love.
Thank you for the challenge Kerry ❤️ sharing my poem "The Moon and I" hope you all like it❤️
I adore brevity, Kerry! In fact, I will share more than one, what fun. I fell behind last week so enjoying this! My first share is 11 lines, I hope you don't mind I couldn't take one line out. Have a good weekend!
I thought about lunacy and moon.
a mini = haiku
(still think I could shorten it, if I had more time)
OMG I hope we didn't have to write about the moon, I would have, but I have had a thick head this week. I hope it doesn't leak into my poetry. I just did the micro poetry part and enjoyed the poem. Hugs!
A sweet prompt, just what I wanted after waxing all deep and serious recently. :)
I love the prompt Kerry.
I'm moonstruck by the two prompt poems, Kerry. Hope you're having a great weekend.
there's been a lot of lunar activity this month but have missed it all due to cloud in London so making the most of this marvellous prompt with a moon garden
Well, of course--since it's the moon. ;_)
I had to do an american sentence as well... :-)
Many thanks for all the wonderful responses to this prompt.. each time I have returned, I have found more poems waiting to be read.
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