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PCF4: Lavender Moon

Pegasus moon

Lavender moon floats
Upon waves of twilight mist
Summer’s end is near

~*~

Welcome to my Friday afternoon paint chip prompt. There are other paint chip prompts out there, but they’re very precise in what they ask for. Mine is open ~ write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “lavender moon” and/or “twilight mist.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

Image is from Pixabay. Poetry form is haiku.

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Earth, Moon, Tides

Sparkling magic moon


We made sun-drenched
Memories of skin slick
With new desire,
Lips glazed with the sweet
Salt of excitement.
My mind overflowed;
Everything turned green
And bright with dreams.
I chased the promises
Shimmering in the air.

Staring into space,
I contemplate the angle
Of my gaze.
If it hits the moon
Just right,
Will it travel back down
Swimming in starlight,
To sparkle in your eyes?
Across the miles,
Perhaps you think of me and smile.


When you spoke, I heeded:
Waves of cadence,
Crests of rhythm…
A tsunami of words
Pulled me under,
And flipped me dizzy.
Then your tidal voice
Receded;
And a foamy silence
Bathed the barren beach.

~*~

Image from Lovethispic.

Poetry form: free verse (curated from tweets).

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Night Life

Midnight moon clouds

Meet me under the midnight moon,
When all the stars come to life;
Trees pose in a gracious swoon,
Welcoming the bold and the shy.
Clouds gather to celebrate
This union of dark and light;
Call it love or call it fate–
Open your throat to the skies.


~*~

Image credit to Lovethispic.
Poetry form: double quatrain.

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Rooms of Dreams

Sparkling magic moon

The night receives me like a lover,
Promising sweet oblivion.
Rooms of dreams have opened for me;
I must wander through each one.

The moon rejoices in my turmoil,
Illuminating endless scenes—
I must wander through each one.
Rooms of dreams have opened for me

And the impossible becomes true:
We dance beneath a midnight sun.
Rooms of dreams have opened for me;
I must wander through each one.

A kaleidoscope of lifetimes whirl,
Beckoning so bewitchingly;
I must wander through each one.
Rooms of dreams have opened for me.

With choices numerous as the stars,
I cannot choose, so choosing’s done.
Rooms of dreams have opened for me;
I must wander through each one.

~*~

Image from Lovethispic.
Poetry form: mirrored refrain.
Written for dVerse and Tale Weaver Thursday.

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Cycle

Ferris wheel moon

You pause at the top
To admire the moon;
Draped in white lace,
She exists just for you.
Stars are mere props
Enhancing your view;
Joy lights up your face.
It will all be gone soon.

~*~

Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.
Image from Pixabay.
Poetry form: double quatrain.

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Moonwatch [repost]

tree moon sunset

Sanctimonious moon—
Why so judgmental?
I know where you’ve been;
I know who you’ve seen.
Leave me to the poverty
Of stars, already dead,
Burned out like my heart.
Slide under the lace
Canopy of clouds,
Safe swath of lingerie.
Don’t frown your face
At me tonight—
I’m in no mood for a scolding
By an obtuse hunk of rock
Who didn’t have the sense
To stay married to the earth.
Oh ho! Didn’t think I knew
About that, did you?
Go now, leave me
To my nightmare,
My galloping dream of doom,
Urging me past the milestones
Along the racetrack to ruin.

~*~

Image from Pixabay.

Poetry form: free verse.

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Syzygy [repost]

Universe space

It might be a thousand years
Before the stars
Line up again like this;
One last incandescent kiss
As the light diminishes
And five million miles of dark
Ribbon out
In a long slow
Deathless march.

Eons pass;
A glacier cracks;
Again the moon
Hangs low and blue.
Did she count the waves
While I waited for you?
The tide pulls us into alignment:
Two frozen souls
Circling
Space and time.

I’ve lain with a hundred men
And felt nothing;
Yet your gaze burns my skin
From across an ocean.
Tectonic plates shake
When we touch
At last—
Mountains collapse;
The earth splits in half.

We retreat,
Our cosmology incomplete;
Resigned to the separation,
The endless analysis and division,
The rebalance and reposition,
Until equilibrium settles over the seas.
We drift once again
To opposite ends
Of this lonely galaxy.

~*~

Poetry form: free verse.
Image source unknown.

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The Moon Is My Nemesis

sunset moon tree

That silvery, shining orb
Begging to rendezvous
Only highlights the tears
I cry over you.
All of these smashed dreams
Need to die in the darkness.
Let tonight be a black slate;
The moon is my nemesis.

~*~

Image from Pexels.
Poetry form: double quatrain.

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Sequence [repost]

Universe stars space

Night sashays in late,
Flings a handful of stars on the table;
Don’t ask him where he’s been.

Daylight shines longingly on
As I watch the waves crest and crash;
Night sashays in late.

He thinks I should be satisfied
With a sliver of silvery moon—
Flings a handful of stars on the table.

A few hours of elemental bliss
Spiral out to the endless sea;
Don’t ask him where he’s been.

~*~

Inspired by Jim.

Poetry form: cascade.
Image source unknown.

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Moonglow

misty mountain lake

This is the place, the old ones say,
Where moonglow bathes the lake,
And an unearthly shimmer shines
Beyond the towering pines.
They say a spaceship landed here,
In a dark, despairing year,
Right where the coral poppies bloom–
Bereft of sun, they thrive in gloom.
Bury your treasure, gems and gold,
And it will be increased sevenfold.

I think it’s worth a try, don’t you?
Meet you there at half past two.

~*~

Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.
Image by Saonetop from Pixabay.
Poetry form: rhyming quatrains.

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