Once Upon A Full Moon

 

ONCE UPON A FULL MOON

why
did I
have to fall
in love by the
light of the full moon
so bright? every month I
gravitate to its brilliance –
drawn in by the beams of the night –
lost momentarily in memories
of you, and days that are long out of sight.

2012-08-12
P. Wanken

 

A prompt at dVerse Poets Pub asked us to write a poem of beautiful sadness. Click their link to read the excellent example on their post, as well as a whole host of other poets’ responses to the prompt.

I am also linking to “100 Days of Summer” on Facebook, for Day 40.

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12 comments

  1. this is so so nice….something about the moon that makes us reflective…almost like we meditate on it…use it as a mirror- these closing lines really ramp up the emotion and that lovely beautiful sadness resonates as well as the moonlight in the picture…great poem (oh-and great form too!)

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    1. Thanks so much, Stu! I appreciate your taking the time to visit!!

      Thanks, too, for the feedback! I was excited to read your prompt — because I (un)fortunately(?) have a “sadness” streak to much of what I write, so I knew I’d be able to come up with something new for the prompt. I’m glad the “beautiful” came out, as well.

      Again…thanks for stopping by.

      ~Paula

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