Moongazing – A Multiple word prompt poem


I looked up at the moon

A golf ball in the sky

So brightly it shone above

I just lay there and wondered why

Is it an arrangement with the sun?

Have they agreed to share the light?

Or a possibility, that one

Defeated the other in a fight.

Did one placate the other

By staying so far apart?

Or agree to work together

In a celestial creative art.

One shining bright the other serene

And together making nature

A verdant splash of green.

As I lay on my mattress

Looking up at the bright moon,

Feeling its silvery caress

I pray for slumber, soon.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 27/July/2018


This poem was inspired by the following Word Prompts:

Today’s things are: mattress, golf ball, green


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19 thoughts on “Moongazing – A Multiple word prompt poem”

  1. There are a lot of folktales, especially Native American and African, that say the moon was tricked by the sun. Some say that there was a great war and they are separate to keep the peace. Some of my favorite ones are where the sun and moon agreed to keep watch over the Earth and everything on it and since it was too much for one thing to do, they take turns.

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    1. That’s why folktales are awesome (in my opinion). I love the stories of the Chinese zodiac and why they are in that order.

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