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Let the Moon Watch

Trespassing moonlight-- I envy its touch on you and light a candle, let the moon watch from the sky thousand moons' birth in our love © kash poet ===========000============

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2012

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Red Moon

April 15th
and taxes are due. . . 
is there a blood moon
or just a lot of people
seeing red today?

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2014

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in autumn’s dampness
a moth of fervent purpose
becomes another’s-
diamond lattice glinting
before a hunter’s moon

Copyright © david mohn | Year Posted 2015

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not a pleasant sound
combining potts with the moon,
but, farm girls had learned
clem potts, in his rustic way,
was quite the village dreamer

lord of the haystack,
when the field was night-flooded,
the cows all asleep,
was he crooning his love theme -
clem potts, wily moon-schemer

her name, clara june
was the prettiest filly 
with clem all aswoon
she’d met clem potts at the fair
where he’d won the ‘dog-eat’ fest

forty chili dogs
the last one nearly come up
he could still taste it
the beans, the hot tomatoes
belch without puke, the test

and, by god, he’d won,
had staved off hurl tornado
stored the big rumble
that churning away inside
mixed with green bile and the rest

he was quoting keats -
the moon-streaked straw in her hair -
thinking not those chili dogs,
about to brush clara’s cheek,
bent on a roll in the hay

clem said, “i love you.”
lord when lips formed the last word
clem’s gut did a flip
and the poor young clara june
turned blue from the blast, then gray

If your name is Potts I must apologize, so too if Clara June.

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2013

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night time's starlight moon

night time’s starlight moon
curdles the whey of longing
clouds mask heart’s desire
trembling arms reach out to you
train whistles haunt the captives

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2011

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Sleep with the moon

Sleep with the moon
Visit the morning star
You own the sky
Knock on heaven's door
Thank you guru bob dylan

Copyright © Pheko Motaung | Year Posted 2016

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Chasing you or myself

Am I chasing you
Or the moonlight of my dreams,
Like a pair of twins
Upon landing on the moon
I expect to see you too

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Spring Moon


                                      fresh breeze wakes
                                      crickets in unison
                                      spring in gloom
                                      neither you 
                                      nor the moon come


Copyright © Ruben O. | Year Posted 2012

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Deceitful Moon

Grand thief, lovely fraud
That plunders waning sunlight.
A cold, lifeless thing.
Silver lies, reflected rays
Passed off as dreamy moonlight.

Copyright © Heather Ober | Year Posted 2013

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harvest moon

full harvest moon glows illuminates fallen leaves reveals red sweet fruit lips flavored with sweet nectar exchange passionate deep kiss
Sponsor: Andrea Contest: Get Romantic Written: March 04, 2015 Visual # 1 used for inspiration

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2015

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The Moon and Back Love

Howling lamenting 
staring into her white gem
pearl ivory face 
Happiness one pure virtue 
dripping starlight tears over

A dream of great beauty

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2014

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A Ripple in Time

A ripple in time, we are here for a moment like fleeting vapors in this vast, great universe-- members of a divine God. Into the night sky I gaze, awed by space and time and the wide expanse of the Milky Way, a dot among endless galaxies. They spin and swirl in a dance in the gaping voids of space and blackness, their light coming to us from a time before our Earth formed. A ripple in time, we are here for a moment like fleeting vapors in this vast, great universe-- members of a divine Whole.
--for 'A Ripple In Time' Contest --written 05/05/2013

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2013

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Translucent Waves

On golden sands she, Naked to bare without care Translucent waves form Slowly they engage her skin Arched back, pert breasts rise and sigh .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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The Moon and the Sea

The moon and the sea Water crashes on the shore Shines in from the moon Where waves come rushing on me Opens world of the ocean
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Beautiful Night

~Beautiful Night~ (Double Tanka) Beautiful evening The moon rises in the night sky The clouds start to hide I start to see bright stars too Relax, another day is done Beauty every day Beautiful night displays moon Magical brushwork The Creator do it all God paints fall beautifully. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2012 October.14.2015

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015

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Tears from yesterday’s
ends in the clouds of both pasts
drowns pain in puddles
as this night’s moon burns through and
bathes a new love’s hope display.

Contest:  Get Romantic
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Visual #2

Copyright © rob carmack | Year Posted 2015

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Tanka 8

night blooming jasmine--
drifting sultry scent beguiles
windowing inward

the spring blood moon silhouettes
swaying lace clad lake cypress 

Faye Lanham Gibson
April 7, 2015

Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2015

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Moon of Sadness

Nude in front of you
Slapped by bats but kissed by light
Enigmatic scars
No one understands but YOU...
I dream of dreams of moon life...

I pose - you draw me
You take pictures of my soul
Wondering what's wrong...
Sadness... immortality 
How much Love I cannot give!


Copyright © iolanda Scripca | Year Posted 2011

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Mr Moon

The silver moon shines
Shimmering over the sea
Lighting up shadows
Stirring right inside of me
Watching waves drift on the shore

The night sky dances
With the gentle silver face
Holding hands with stars
This scene, my eyes have embraced
Watching life drift in the night

For contest : moonlight dream
By Emma Buckeridge
Tanka form

Copyright © Emma Buckeridge | Year Posted 2011

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under the full moon

she waited for him dark hair blowing in the night and then he was there he held her tight against him their kiss deep and sweet ____________________________ March 4, 2015 Tanka Visual #1 For the contest, Get Romantic, sponsor, Andrea Dietrich Fourth Place

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2015

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Caterwauling winds
Force the once settled landfills far
Soil erosion starts
Settling  so far out of  bounds
To then dwindle down some again!
….didee © TANKA

Earth imploding ‘noted’
creation, environment, moon, morning, nature, night, science,

Three Strung Tanka Poems

Fished from science scales to date
Attention everyone
Demise for man’s brutal act
Will make a  big blast!
didee© TANKA

Seasons change forever
No man needs worry today
Moonshine calls the tides
Morning brings up the sunrise
And evening spreads sunsets

Moon segments abide tidal waves
Seasons brings changed weather casts
Sun dries all the wet again
And clouds bring on the rainfall
Earth recycles do you? 

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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Worlds and Lovers

A Hollow moon sleeps Atop the calm sea water under a blanket of clouds Earth and moon rest as one soul awaiting grace from sunrise
beauty of the soul in uniting the two worlds is in shades of blue For all lovers to observe hearts will beat as one spirit

Copyright © Tom Larrow | Year Posted 2011

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soft hazy full moon

soft hazy full moon
flirts with the reticent sun
the lustful rays leave
the pale pearl of night ascends
kissing the darkening pines

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2011

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Full Moon Fever

The lagoon water ripples silver under the skimming breeze and the moonbeam blazes a hot trail on their quivering bare bodies.

Copyright © Abdul Malik | Year Posted 2015

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Ferris Wheel

ferris wheel
rising with the moon and stars
suddenly stops
but hey diddle diddle
almost jump over the moon

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Free Flowing

A real golden hue Dynamite against the sky Harvest moon escapes Free flowing is the yellow Bouncing one to another
Russell Sivey No a contest entry

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2013

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String of Three Tanka Poetry

 fire, flying, imagery, life, love, moon, sun,

Not I said she to me
Would I said she of me be
A moth drawn to light
No heat of fool’s gold necklaces
Would make a warming breath singe!

My strong wings will soar
Covering proper distances to sleep
Where true bright light points
Real life’s fortunes will fulfill 
My day and night time longings! 

I have love to share 
And will make that gift hold true
When coupled to take flight
Down inroads and out rides far 
Wedded wing to wing bred on tour!

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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The moon...

   How she looks tonight?
   A pearl strung amidst diamonds
   Silhouetting shades,
   The shadows of evenings light.
   A melodic phrase...

   "The moon"

Copyright © gary bechter | Year Posted 2010

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Moonlight Dream

I always said that i came alive at night
The same time the moon shined
I always felt powerful and strong
Doing everything possibly wrong
I remember seeing a girl walking the streets
Yellow ribbon dress running from me
I tried telling her not to worry 
But she started screaming
I snatched her up and shook her
stopped the screaming
stopped her breathing
Moonlight Dream

I awoke to the sound of sirens
Covered in blood that surrounded
My mother asked me why i did it
Confused by the second
I ran far away in an instant
Went a far distance
A village on the horizon
Near the Appalachian Mountains
I pleaded for help
No one seems to listen
They run

I run and run
Now out of breath
Figured out what was wrong
Can't take another step
I fall asleep on the ground
Listen to the wolves howl
I close my eyes and dream
Another dream
Another dream
Moonlight Dream

I always said that I came alive at night
The same time the moon shined
This time I saw a couple dining
I stood out the window and stared
My stomach ached of hunger
I waited for hours
A few hours went by 
They haven't came out 
feeling so hungry
Big appettite for your blood
That fake red love
Moonlight Dream

I crash through the window where you sit
You scream 
I tear your skin
Say goodbye 
I almost slurp 
I awoke to the sound of screams
Not sure what's going on
Had a bad dream
There's blood everywhere
I did this? 
I killed them?

This is my Moonlight Dream

Copyright © Angela Solis | Year Posted 2011

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Randomling 31: Ripples

Canoes rock gently under the waxing moon. Black water ripples, painting a beautiful scene under the scented pines.

Copyright © Mary Oliver Rotman | Year Posted 2015