Moon Shroud – Poetry Challenge

I joined in on a poetry challenge regarding 4 moon-bed images on Jude Itakali’s blog. He asked for a haiku, but I was inspired to write a different form. You can find his challenge and all 4 images HERE, if you’d like to give it a try or read other responses. Please link us to yours in comments if you decide to participate. Mine is below…

courtesy Jude Itakali’s blog post – click photo to go to that source

Moon Shroud

Moonscape framed in shroud not cloud

Soon drawn or drawn in

Pulled from a dance on inky vastness

Sparkling partners

Soon bow or bow out.

Only I and you, oh Moon

In this writhing sanctuary

Room or tomb.

Your glory fades when trapped within

As my light

Soon dies or dies off

Freedom beyond the curtain not certain

Soon lives or lives on

By Sheri J. Kennedy,    All Rights Reserved

11 Comments Add yours

  1. dedmanshootn says:

    I like πŸ‘

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  2. I love doing that–adapting my own rules. Love the poem, Sheri.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jacqui! It’s fun to take these serendipitous writing inspirations when reading blogs. Breaks up all the editing on longer works and keeps my creative poetic writing ‘muscles’ in shape.

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  3. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful poem as I mentioned before. Such depthπŸ’œ
    Thanks for sharing my post as well.

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    1. Thanks, Jude. My pleasure. I appreciate the inspiration you shared with us!

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  4. What an interesting poem, Sheri. I love the “or” choices and how they call into question the meaning behind the image. (And I’d love to have that bed!)

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I’m glad you found the poem interesting to contemplate. I enjoyed sticking to the confines of the form that came into being as I started writing. It helped me contemplate more deeply, as well.
      It is a very incredible bed, and usually I’d like such a design too, but there’s something about this one that feels like a sepulcher to me. I admire the beauty of the image, but I don’t want to sleep there!

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      1. So interesting. It does have a “sleeping beauty” feel to it. πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes, I get that feeling too.

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