Sunday, April 14, 2013

Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations.14

Lunar libration with phase2

By Tomruen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


MOONLIGHT

The moon is indiscriminate.
She shines benevolently
even though yesterday
I called her
pock-faced.

Perhaps I've got it all wrong.
Her magnanimity
might reveal more about me than her.
To wit:
my insignificance.

© Mary Lee Hahn, 2013



From Kevin (Kevin's Meandering Mind):

You cast your shadow
grandly, old lady,
so that all I can do is walk
amidst the darkness,
trying to find some light
to lead the way
forward.

©Kevin Hodgson, 2013



From Linda (TeacherDance):

moon dreams
from moon beams
my heart’s light
from this monthly flight

©Linda Baie, 2013


From Carol (Carol's Corner):

"Full Moon Days"

I love
those full moon days when
earth, moon, and sun
are perfectly aligned
and I can see only light
the shadows
are entirely hidden.

I hate
those full moon days
because I know
the full moon days
are always followed by
the waning
when
the light
lessens
and darkness
becomes greater

until I find myself
in the time
of new moon
where I wait
in darkness
hoping
for the waxing

because
I love
those full moon days.

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2013





The theme of my 2013 National Poetry Month Project is 


"Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations." 


Each day in April, I will feature media from the Wikimedia Commons ("a database of 16,565,065 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute") along with bits and pieces of my brainstorming and both unfinished and finished poems.

I will be using the media to inspire my poetry, but I am going to invite my students to use my daily media picks to inspire any original creation: poems, stories, comics, music, videos, sculptures, drawings...anything!

You are invited to join the fun, too! Leave a link to your creation in the comments and I'll add it to that day's post. I'll add pictures of my students' work throughout the month as well.

11 comments:

  1. You cast your shadow
    grandly, old lady,
    so that all I can do is walk
    amidst the darkness,
    trying to find some light
    to lead the way
    forward.

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    1. She's a mighty metaphor, isn't she?

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    2. I agree with Mary Lee- quite a metaphor…

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  2. I love poems about the moon, and Mary Lee you've added a new voice in talking "to" it. You too, Kevin. I like both of them. In the past I often did 'moon journaling' with students, including science, writing, music and art. It was most satisfying for all of us.

    moon dreams
    from moon beams
    my heart’s light
    from this monthly flight

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    1. I do so love this, Linda. So much said and felt with just these few words. Nice.

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    2. Thanks Mary Lee. This time I posted it on my blog, attributed to your inspiration!

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    3. I love "moon dreams from moon beams."

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  3. LOVE the moving graphic and congratulations on your new learning! Always pushing us to the next level I love that about your blog. Happy Sunday!

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  4. I always swoon for poetry about the moon! Love the surprise and clipped language of your last phrase in "Moonlight" - so effective after those lyrical words just before.

    Thanks for sharing all of these lunar wonders here today. I'll think of you as the moon continues to wax this month... :0)

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  5. "Full Moon Days"

    I love
    those full moon days when
    earth, moon, and sun
    are perfectly aligned
    and I can see only light
    the shadows
    are entirely hidden.

    I hate
    those full moon days
    because I know
    the full moon days
    are always followed by
    the waning
    when
    the light
    lessens
    and darkness
    becomes greater

    until I find myself
    in the time
    of new moon
    where I wait
    in darkness
    hoping
    for the waxing

    because
    I love
    those full moon days.

    (c) Carol Wilcox, 2013

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    1. Love the back and forth of this...like the moon itself!

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