Like milk from blue mountains' swollen breasts, the fog
Intertwines with pungent campfire smoke, a blue mist
Frescoing my quiet river valley's primeval lap.
Twilight tiptoes, surreptitiously, spying on secluded tryst;
Interlaced, grape and honeysuckle canopy overhead,
Noddng blossoms dripping sweet fragrance,
Granting nectared kisses my lips cannot resist.
The blue moon peers through hazy clouds, then turns
Hiding his eyes from lovers unashamed upon the ground;
Emotion rising in his core, he looks again and sadly yearns.
Furtively, he draws foggy blankets o'er us two,
Orchestrating sequestered solitude until
Golden sunlight warms the earth uncov'ring me and you.
Faye Lanham Gibson
Copyright, July 5, 2014
Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2014
The Sun Rises- -The Moon Sets
Think of life, the cycle of
How radiation can support life, enough heat to
Ensure a stable self sustaining system.
Something like our RA, peasants producing
Under this celestial god. He may be dull at times, but
Never far from active.
Rising to all inhabitants.
Imitated by many, but none can capture
Something so surreal. For many hours
Everything thrives into productivity only to
Telescoping images of you in the night
How warm is your glow soft blue white
Ever circling the world we call home
Master of revolution, elliptical, precise
Orb of the night, silent in flight
Never failing, glowing light
Shimmering beauty, through magnified eye
Emitting a wondrous, magnificent sight
Torched your surface, by meteor showers
Shine again tomorrow, I'm forever yours
This poem is written in the Acrostic style by father and son..
SUN written by son, MOON written by father
2009...........Jared Pickett and Richard Pickett
Copyright © Jared Pickett | Year Posted 2010
S taring at the mountains, I raise my eyes
U p to where the stars are glittering
M esmerizingly in summer’s skies.
M idnight’s beauty to my soul is singing.
E ternity is staring back at me,
R esiding in this radiance I see.
M yriads of nights like this have come and gone.
O ther nights will follow; the moon will bring
O palescent grace to heaven’s song.
N ever-ending rhapsodies shall nature sing.
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2014
Yonder light of moon-kissed rays
on blessed breeze you lie
under cover of the milky way
reach out to every cusp of sky
Moon my precious moon
open your wings
open your gilded wings
now and evermore
Shine your sultry soul
here into mine
into the loneliness of dusk
near thee enter upon me
endless glows of your
Fly high moon my precious moon
over my wayward path
reigning me home
Mysterious lady let this butterfly dance
effortlessly in the glint of your romance
Copyright © Tim Smith | Year Posted 2016
Soft is the sunrise of a marmalade dawn
Unblemished as it sparkles to the waves as they yawn
Mesmerizing rhythm of waters ebb and flow
Making sweet music in the early morning glow
Eventide will descend with the setting sun
Releasing shades of twilight so heavenly spun
Mellow is luna as she comes into view
Overlooking the sea with her golden hue
On the beach lovers take a stroll
Neath starry skies as rhythmic waves roll
Copyright © Joseph May | Year Posted 2014
So swiftly snow cascaded wide and deep;
Now pristine blankets of white wonder gleam.
Only the moon observes while earth's asleep
With snowfall magic and its peaceful dream.
Sandra M. Haight
Contest: Best Short Acrostic Poems
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Contest: Wind Snow or Rain Acrostrain
Sponsor: Jan Allison
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015
These were set in motion from the beginning of time.
Heavens abound in each of their glory, power sublime.
Every excursion that they set upon revolves in rhyme.
Solar orb that secures life upon this planet we dwell.
Universally seen around our globe, for all to tell,
Never tiring it revolves, captured within its cell.
Rising up from its core, flares of powerful streams.
I respect what has risen from the sunny beams.
Sharing the glory that it has upon everyone, it seems.
Evident by the life that it supports even in dreams,
Solar star of daylight hours continue as nature deems.
Till nightfall approaches while another completes the set.
Helping to guide travelers for centuries the positions to get,
Evening ignites different phases upon this satellites debt.
Monthly revolutions of this celestial body sway the hours.
Orbital bliss has spoken richly along with romantic flowers.
Opening souls in sensuality and fulfilling romantic powers.
New moon to which many have fell into its magical showers.
Splendor of the night as it falls to set upon the new dawns light.
Exemplary versions follow a pattern, which marvels natural sight.
Take notice of what you may be missing each upcoming night.
Said, I’ve heard, old sailors delight, shining, enchantingly bright.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2010
(M)oon is rising full and high
(O)utstanding sight in the sky
(O)vercoming darkness so bright
(N)ight is filled with wholesome light
(L)ayers shining on top of the snow
(I)gniting stained glass windows aglow
(G)iving guidance in this winter show
(H)eavenly hope for all who lost sight
(T)o be led by this new phase tonight
Copyright © Heidi Sands | Year Posted 2017
S erenade under harvest moon;
E mbrace the melody of its tune.
P ulsing rich blue veins to excite,
T ransmitting profuse love tonight.
E mbers burn scarlet from its glow,
M easureless kindness starts to flow.
B efore the moment fails to grow;
E mbody under harvest moon,
R eminisce its seductive tune.
Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey
Second Place Winner ~ "Fall Is Around The Corner” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Carol Brown
Oct. 1, 2011
Copyright © Caryl Muzzey | Year Posted 2011
Slowly pulsing through glittered haze
Under cloudscape, her locks blow wild
Misty the blushed roses, ablaze
Moon of summer, warmth of hayrides
Enchanting peach fragrance of the night
Reveal your glory, dear chromed fay,
My eyes chase a Selene’s delight
Over hills wrapped in flamed crochet.
Oh, sleep denies a lullaby
No matter how you beam, goodbye!
Francine Roberts' Summer Acrostic Contest
by nette onclaud
Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2014
T he Moon at full has many names both fierce and comingly,
H ere now, harken to the Wolf Moon's call on land or writhing sea.
E nlightened hearts greet The Full Snow Moon of freezing February.
M arch bring on the Full Crow Moon, the thaw, the caws make us wary.
O n April's Full, The Pink Moon reigns, the blush of phlox arrives,
O bliging us May's Full Flower Moon brings tulips to fair skies.
N uptials in June's fair Strawberry Moon, bring lovers to new highs
I n hot July's the Thunder Moon seems to nag, scold, and chastise.
N ot be outdone, August has two, Full Sturgeon Moon and Blue Moon,
P reparing us for fall's Harvest Moon, where lovers often croon.
I n woods deep the deer hide from October's Hunter moon so bright.
S oon the ground will freeze traps set in November's Beaver Moon light.
C hristmas, time for Yule brings the Full Cold Moon to the longest days
E ach Full Moon shows a special path, each Moon lights a special way,
S oulfully, we respect the pull, the true gifts and the warnings.
*Tarot Card The Moon
Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2012
Hanging high in the autumn's ebon sky,
A Harvest Moon is so majestic to this beholder's eye!
Rays gently caress God's good Earth far below.
Vast is the reach of its calming, mellow glow.
Each silent passing of that eternal orb stirs feelings of romance,
Sharing it with my love as it traverses the heavens' vast expanse!
Trees raising arms as if in homage, clad in brilliant robes of gold,
Mark the passing of the Harvest Moon as they have from old.
Orbiting Mother Earth as it has done since the dawn of creation.
Octogenarian tho' I am, it yet fills my being with inspiration!
None but He could sate this mere mortal's soul with such a view.
So soon, all too soon, I must bid the Harvest Moon a sad adieu.
(August 27, 2012)
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved
Placed No. 2 in Francine Roberts' "Autumn Acrostic" Contest - September 2012
Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw | Year Posted 2012
Slowly rising towards
Unseen wisps of clouds
Murky shadows projected
Muffled light reflected
Endlessly cycles by
Roving Summer's sky
Mornings hide Selene's face
Ongoing celestial race
Only by Apollo outshone
Never travels alone
Copyright © Mark J. Halliday | Year Posted 2014
C antankerous and chimerical - comingle with my childlike charms.
A morous and antagonistic - angel wings melt within my arms.
N urturing and nostalgic - as I cradle one's frangible needs.
C aress my curvaceous chasms - when shared confusion slowly bleeds.
E ver evasive, always enticing - my heart may tease you; yet not tempt.
R eminiscent and roseate - dancing with dreams not yet dreamt.
Cancer - June 29th 19....
Sorry, my computer froze.
Copyright © John Heck | Year Posted 2009
Go far away,
beyond the dark skies,
in this time of day,
see the universe through my eyes.
shines so bright like stars,
you follow me,
no matter where you be,
you're always there,
the most mystical sight by far.
Every time I see you,
I make a wish whenever a star goes by,
what I want to do,
is to have the will to fly,
I would fly into your world,
for you are the moon that shines in my eyes.
Fly into the galaxy,
beyond in my memories.
The universe is amazing,
a place to be free,
a sight of wonders,
a sight of endless colors spreads wide,
I see your world,
just by a glare at the moon looking straight into my eyes .
Copyright © verlena dillard | Year Posted 2014
M idnight. I journey
O utside, lured by
N octurnal serenade.
Copyright © Cherie Durbin | Year Posted 2013
Soft purple velvet darkness falls,
Undulating evening sounds call,
Mist builds waves on dew laden air,
Moss sways in trees like maiden's hair;
Enchanting! Expectantly I
Raise hungry eyes to feed on sky.
Magnificent, she rises there
Over the tree tops; earth, stopping, stares...
Opal lover, June's summer moon,
Night cannot resist, dazzled, swoons.
© June 15, 2014, Faye Lanham Gibson
Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2014
There it glows illuminating night,
Harkening to frightening sounds,
Enlightening her crevices,
Molding images of real fright;
Yakking all witches delight...
Suspending bats from trees,
Topping their heads with fleas:
Ironic play to increase their pranks!
Contained the mystical moon waits,
Arming herself with blinding gleams,
Launching them to break up their feats
Louder than the wolves wild groans!
Above winds anticipate a storm,
No star likes rainy clouds over them;
Enamored are the soft eyes of dreamers...
Totally lured by those celestial tones!
Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2016
On mirrored lake
Opalescent pearls of
Bright luminescent moon
Eclipsed by fluffy clouds
All of a sudden…
Marshmallow clouds float by
Shining pearls gleam once more
15th June 2016
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016
Mesmerized and enthralled
Objective and fair-minded
Optimistic about anything
Nurturing and nourishing
Friendly and affectionate
Lenient and sympathetic
Observant and mindful
Well-balanced and graceful
Earnest and passionate
Reasonable and sensible
Open and forthright
Nerdy but interesting
Meek yet forbearing
Adventurous and intrepid
Yielding and malleable
Oriented and discerning
Nonchalant and unperturbed
Easygoing and good-humored
*May One is someone's natal day. ;)
Copyright © Moon Flower | Year Posted 2016
Summer moon, bright in the sky.
Up you go in the night, I wonder why?
Maybe it could be the sun, chasing you away.
Maybe it could be the light awakening you, so you stay.
Everything, yes everything will be okay.
Rising with the moon, the stars may follow.
Maybe they hide, shy of tomorrow.
On a summer's night
Only the sun shall arise again.
Now my Summer's moon, will you be my friend?
Copyright © Nathan Karczewski | Year Posted 2014
When The Moon fades
He sits under the fading moonlight
Helplessly staring at the
Menacing sliding of unforgiving clouds
As they slowly swallow the gentle moon
She is the moon he never saw
The moon he never knew
Creeping stars are fading
It is raining in his heart
He traded the message of dawn
For a twilights’ remembrance
He rubs his tear stained eyes
As a wind of regret brushes hard
Against his will to forgive himself
For never hearing the echo in her voice
For not kneeling low enough
To hear her footsteps
For not looking close enough
To see her tears
For not hearing her screams
In the midst of her laughter
Passions he missed in her last kiss
Defining steps he missed in her last dance
How was it possible to see beyond?
With a love so bargaining and less of will
Legend of strength and elegance she was
Always a fighter, woman of substance
Fountain of love, sea of compassion
Never shaken by malicious claws of past
That noxiously snared her winsome soul
Even now the sky spells her name
The dynamites of her vibrant giggles
Ignites the stuck pieces of her memory
The blurred flash backs of unsung melodies
The ever wanting shadows of her image
That lay still in the walls of his heart
She was a portrait of death in his life
A sleeping beauty, she lays eternally
The blushing bride is past
He has fallen in love with her
She is a trail of fallen petals
The roses will never grow
She now lives in him
He once lived in her
She is the best that he had
The best there will ever be
Copyright © subilaga blessings mulaga jana | Year Posted 2016
Today, I have finished.
Tonight, your hunger is diminished.
Now, your anguish has been eradicated.
Your way of life is completed,
Your way of strife is defeated,
Like the rising sun, I shined down on your world,
A life of ignorance, a life you so quickly hurled,
And like the sun, I had exposed your vices,
I have shown you that charity suffices
Loving, worshiping, and making sacrifices
Lasting throughout the ages, His message is now complete
And His promise fulfilled
Has He ever sent you a message leading you to deceit?
And His promise was never killed
I am leaving you shortly,
Lost, you will never be, but rather quite courtly
Leaving you with the Book of signs and wonders
A fiery law to shake your enemies like thunder
Lastly I leave behind my successor
A wise young man, a Master
He will be your example and a mercy in the upcoming disaster
Men of the world, he will succeed me as the moon succeeds the Sun
Under a starless night, when darkness has begun
He will be shine down on you with my light
A night, where the only light will be his
Managing the dark world with a light so dim
Ending this period of day is a period of night
Death in the air, a fire about to ignite
Resting amongst you, he will be a man of peace
A man of courage, whose eloquence will only increase
Stopping only when his time is at cease
Underneath the dagger, he will decease
Loved by the Lord and so pleased
And in that dark night my light will never disappear
Lost in the clouds the moon will only reappear
Light in the sky, it will forever help the community
All has been promised in His book of Immunity
His message forever complete, forever in purity
Copyright © Bilal HB | Year Posted 2011
The moon is nothing compared to you
Here I sit looking at you
Envy you the moon and sun should for you are the prettiest thing ever
My love please smile and make the moon jealous
On the darkest most awful days of my life your being is watt makes me happy
Over you I never will be
Never shall I forget you thanks for the good times I love you
Copyright © josh torres | Year Posted 2009
S erenity falls in a blanket of white,
N ights are illuminated by stars soft glow,
O palescent shimmer reflects the moonlight,
W inter Wonderland's a magnificent show!
written 10/24/15 for Jan Allison's "acrostrain" contest...
Copyright © Genevieve Mika-Stevens | Year Posted 2015
Shining my night sky,
Over the darkest hours of my life.
Longed for your love,
On a wish of a bit of bright light.
Moon shine on me.
Out in of nowhere it enlightened me,
Nothing compares its beauty.
Right there I stare,
At its flickering beauty
Everything is like a fantasy.
Can I have you?
A question I wanted to ask.
Never had I ever expected, you
Jumped up and shouted
Says your name in a poem,
And I will spell it right.
Because my love for you is more than just right.
Everything now is like a dream,
Nothing can stop me from smiling.
Even trolls and ogres are like fairies
Coz for me nothing is ugly.
I love you and that’s what I feel,
On this day and until eternity.
Copyright © amour krezha cordova | Year Posted 2012
The lovers are transported into another time and place as they sit
Here by the river, "two ambient runes"
Electing not to speak, they comfort one another. No words are spoken;
Only the moonlight tongues the sea with her language so sleek. She
Laps onto the shore retrieves, then is no more;
Down by the shore, they make there sandy bed and turn to love;
Lovers on the brink of self discovery
On the brink, of soul's recovery
Veering towards passion's furnace
Each kiss leaves a trace;
Rejuvenating by an abundance of water
Souls celebrate the reunion of two hearts
Open to us*
Open to us*
Near us to you, *bring us your light*
Copyright © Mystic Rose | Year Posted 2016
Edward is gone and the
Wolves have her-yay!-
Mischevious Bella tries to make him come back
Oh, it doesn't work and her wound is still
Open from when he left yet a
New moon rises and Edward and Bella are reunited once again-noooo!-
NO! oh well waitin till the next book to see what happens.....WOLVES RULE!!!
Copyright © Savannah Rose Harper | Year Posted 2009
Secrecy of the brilliance upon the night so broad,
Everyone looks though each does not see your secret.
Circular reflection splendidly gifted from God.
Universe surrounding where you bravely sit.
Looking at the different shapes, you display.
Amazes those who truly see beyond simplicity,
Realms of possibilities you appear hidden in day.
Moonlight spreads upon the all in infinity.
Only those who choose to look deeply will see.
Only those with imagination will be guided by thee.
Now that your name has been ordained, you are free.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2009
Masked by no cloud
or anything to disturb
or eradicate -
nothing at all,
light from its perfect orb
is coming to earth and I
guess will fill with joy the quarrelers'
hearts as they look to it for
Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015