Woman in the Moon

Last night I dreamt I was the moon and I was the woman in the moon. I was the woman on the moon after a successful voyage with my rocket-fueled mooncraft. The moon was both in me and around me. I had always been the moon. Blood moon ran through my veins. Wolf moon always started a howl. The moonlight was penetrating from my skin. I was aglow.

I set up cycles that few could understand so they made me a goddess. Being content with that, I never asked to be worshipped. I never asked for those sacrifices. All I ever wanted was for you to see my beauty, to witness how I would fade away and come back and pull on your oceans.

In all of my fullness you must beware. I am the source for lunatic. Do not look long on me.

 

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dVerse prompt on a prose writing of 144 words based on the poetic line by Alice Oswald which is in italics.

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Woman in the Moon

Frogs and Ice

If frogs are indicators

my pond is doing fine

tadpole

frogs growing legs

salamanders

losing their gills

When glaciers move and melt

calving

dead ice

some disappear completely

that they once existed

cannot be denied

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dVerse prompt on climate change

Frogs and Ice

No Words

« Darkness came, full of moths and beetles.  I was oppressed by the velvety emptiness of the word and swathes of soft grass.  Then the fumes of the night put me to sleep. ».  Laurie Lee

 

in the dark no words

moths and beetles take to air

I sleep night’s fragrance

 

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dVerse prompt to change Laurie Lee’s prose to poetry.  Thanks for some great prose to work with. #4

No Words

Grass

« I had never been so close to grass before.  It towered above me and all around me, each blade tattooed with tiger-skins of sunlight.  It was knife-edge, dark and wicked green, thick as a forest and alive with grasshoppers that chirped and chattered, and leapt through the air like monkies.»    Laurie Lee

 

thick the grass will grow

wicked green as a forest

where grasshoppers leap
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dVerse prompt to change Laurie Lee prose to poetry  #3

Grass

Salad & Song

Golden pea pods are on the vine, easy to see against the green.  Patches of spinach, arugula, kale, chard and beet greens.  Let’s go make a salad.  Add scallions, fresh herbs- parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.  Now I am in a song.

Be patient tending tomato, cucumber and pepper plants.  Someday they too will join in the salad.

wake from day to day

pray for more sun and some rain

we eat from the bowl

Salad & Song

Stoop and Conquer

In spring and summer most of my time is used in the garden

at times I think I have too much garden

 

Picking and plucking along the ground

weeds are like words in my garden

 

Time to share with hummingbirds and bees

who bury themselves in plants of the garden

 

Slugs don’t stand a chance if they climb through my fence

I will murder them if they enter green garden

 

I could buy a bag of peppers from the grocery store

would rather I harvest from plants in the garden

 

Joy of seeing a chipmunk or black-capped chickadee

as they pick out seeds from the garden

 

Now I know why my beans didn’t grow

because of that mole in my garden

 

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dVerse prompt to write a ghazal

Stoop and Conquer