Thursday, March 8, 2012

Watermelon Moon

image by humbluv@deviantart.com

The soundless night
huddles under
its blanket
of darkening clouds
faintly rose etched
by fingers of fading sunset.
Settling,
it pulls its mantle of repose
tenderly
across the sleeping city

and a slice of moon
portal of mystery
recipient of dreams
sweet prompter of desire
inspirer of songs,
hangs over hills
bunched like a lumpy giant,
a slice of watermelon
swinging softly
in a pomegranate
sky

21 comments:

  1. watermelon moon...pomegranate sky.
    just lovely. :)

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  2. Ooh! Watermelon moon and pomegranate sky.. I love those images - so original and imaginative.

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  3. This is so beautiful, Sherry. The moon does indeed inspire so much -- music, poetry, love. You name it. I love the metaphor in the last stanza!

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  4. The closing words are wonderfully poetic.

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  5. So rich and yummy! I love your take on the prompt! Just beautiful the way you guided us along~ Love it :D

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  6. beautiful - I love 'watermelon moon', 'pomegranate sky'... full moon, a never-failing source of inspiration for poets :)

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  7. Slices of moon...slices of pie, how yummy was this. I felt like I was sitting on a grassy hill under the full moon sky and watching the faeries practice there pirouettes.

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  8. Wonderful poem...this 'slice' teased my senses...portal of mystery
    recipient of dreams
    sweet prompter of desire
    inspirer of songs,
    hangs over hills'

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  9. There is a lot of texture, taste, color and feel to this poem, and it works so well! Lovely.

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  10. A lot of colour and lovely images...I do like a slice of watermelon in the pomegranate sky ~

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  11. Delightful, Sherry. I'll have to read this again, just before I go to bed tonight.
    K

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  12. Sherry, this is a delicious way to look at the night sky.

    Have you noticed how big Jupiter is? Someone told me it's the largest we'll ever see it in our lifetimes. Peace, Amy

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  13. Beautifully crafted poem and lovely imagery!:)

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  14. A slice of watermelon, that's Awesome! :D

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  15. Wonderful on so many levels! One of my favs, among so many!

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  16. This is a slice of heaven Sherry!!!
    "a slice of moon portal of mystery recipient of dreams".....simply delightful writing!!

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  17. oooooh sherry, this is magnificent and i know just what you mean. ooh beautiful.

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  18. This is so beautiful...you have written so well of the moon...a watermelon slice in a pomegranate sky.

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  19. I shall never look at the full moon in the same way again after reading your lovely poem.

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