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Weekly Poetry Stuffage > Week 318 (July 5-11) Poems. Topic: Crescent Moon

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message 1: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (last edited Jul 05, 2016 12:30AM) (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments You have until the 11th of July to post a poem, and July 11-14, we’ll vote for which one we thought was best.

Please post directly into the topic and not a link. Please don’t use a poem previously used in this group. Only one submission per person is allowed.

Your poem can be of any length!

This week’s topic is: Crescent Moon

Thank you goes to Anne for suggesting the topic.

Note: if you have an idea for a topic try this link found here within the WSS:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The rules are pretty loose. You could write a poem about anything that has to do with the subject/photo but it must relate to the topic somehow.

Have fun!


message 2: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments Forgive my message just sent out. For the time being you can click on "Polls" over on the side to vote for this past week's contest. Sorry about that.


message 3: by Edward (new)

Edward Davies | 1727 comments Title : Crescent Moon
Poet : Edward Davies

The crescent moon can signify
So much to so many different people;
The coming of the full moon,
Or of the new moon.
The beginning of everything
Or nothing.


message 4: by Rayana (new)

Rayana (petrichorblue) Okay, fuck, me and the topic threads here have some spiritual connection because whenever I write a poem, I come to check if it can be posted here and always, always there is an uncanny coincidence

Only by night our blood is awake

Darling, I was always the moon and the sea:
I rise myself, and I draw back before overflowing.
I tried to be other than who I am,
I tried to be the Sun and the day and the earth
and I only burned myself up,
left at the mercy of my own embittered rage.

And for the first time,
when I unclothed the rays and the blue skies,
remained only in the open universe underneath
- for the first time I understood:
maybe there is something pure and bright in the night;
maybe my very essence fades if I think myself a Sun.

I tried to be everything I’m not,
but in my core, like the sea,
I spat it all out.
I am who I am.
Boundless.

(And I've only just begun.)


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

The Moon Song
by: Melissa Andres

Why are the flowers
Colors of deep or faint?
I do not know, child
'Tis God's way to paint.

Why do those birds stay
Way up in the sky?
I don't know, child
Somehow they get by.

Why is that water blue?
And why is sand so hot?
I do not know, child
But God has done a lot.

I have ideas about them
'Bout the moon and stars
Looks like I could reach
Yet they are so far.

What are your ideas, son?
What do you think you know?
You are a mere youngster
With many a year to grow.

I know that clouds can be
A house, dog or a hat
And that there's nothing
Quite as lazy as a cat.

I know chocolate ice cream
Is the meltiest in summer
And rain without puddles
Really is a bummer.

I know teddy bear hugs
Always make it better
And when I get bigger
I'll learn all my letters.

I know I'll take care of you
When you're old and frail
We'll sit on the front porch
Gazing at God's Fingernail.


message 6: by Arun (last edited Jul 07, 2016 06:52PM) (new)

Arun Iyer (aruniyer) | 369 comments Feedback and comments are welcome.

Meeting in The Ballroom Dance

A crescent moon is your smile,
reflects light of those around,
being mysterious all the while.

Like the tide in the ocean unbound,
the swellings of my heart beguile,
losing track of the time unwound.

What secrets does your darkness file?
To you, my emotions, now in thrall,
and to you, I offer a dance in trial.

Requesting your hand in this ball,
O' stranger, who has me in a trance,
tell my fate, ease my chest in squall.

You grab my hand and take a stance,
our legs then move in a serenade,
we speak unspoken through this dance.

Blitzing my heart with a fusillade,
night is over, much to my chagrin,
I look around, with your farewell's bade,
the crescent moon is now etched within.


message 7: by C.P., Windrunner (new)

C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 658 comments Feedback welcome.

Title: Dreams
By: CP Cabaniss


she dreams of a time
when she gazed at the stars,
the light of the crescent moon
kissing her skin
she longs for that
sweet simplicity
the feel of the dew
beneath her feet
the song of the crickets
sounding so sweet
but that was before
the world drew her in
before she knew
the cost of sin
now it's all distant memory
the stuff that keeps her alive
she she has a chance to dream


message 8: by Rachel (last edited Jul 09, 2016 09:03PM) (new)

Rachel Heinen | 134 comments Feedback welcome.

Make Me Sleep
by Rachel

At night,
when I can't sleep,
I recite poetry to the crescent moon and Orion
in hopes,
they hear me and take pity,
casting the spell
that finally makes me sleep.

And if they can't make me sleep,
may they enjoy the poetry
and the soothing sound of my voice so much
they choose to stay with me until morning,
when all the darkness is purged from the sky.


message 9: by Jim (last edited Jul 19, 2016 01:39AM) (new)

Jim Agustin (jim_pascual_agustin) | 625 comments sorry, guys, I had to delete this. I'm sending it somewhere.


message 10: by Jane (new)

Jane Jago THE MOON AND I

Born she was from darkness
In the bosom of the night
Daughter of indiscretion
Selene who shines so bright
Relaxes she and grows by day
Secret as a nun
And then she bellies like a sail
Giving back the sun
Born was she to wax and wane
In her appointed time
She calls the seas to rise and fall
A Circe in her prime
Born she was from that dark sky
Wherein we see her face
Silver sister, crescent moon
Epitome of grace
Born she was from darkness
Born she was to die
Consider our mortality
The crescent moon and I


message 11: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments Did this one first with Poems. Don't know what's up. Having some weird stuff happen with the polls so please bear with me...!


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Edward wrote: "Title : Crescent Moon
Poet : Edward Davies

The crescent moon can signify
So much to so many different people;
The coming of the full moon,
Or of the new moon.
The beginning of everything
Or nothing."


Very nice! Short and sweet. Awesome job!


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Arun wrote: "Feedback and comments are welcome.

Meeting in The Ballroom Dance

A crescent moon is your smile,
reflects light of those around,
being mysterious all the while.

Like the tide in the ocean unbound..."


This is just lovely! I really enjoyed reading it. Such a dreamlike feeling. :)


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Courtney wrote: "Feedback welcome.

Title: Dreams
By: CP Cabaniss

she dreams of a time
when she gazed at the stars,
the light of the crescent moon
kissing her skin
she longs for that
sweet simplicity
the feel of ..."


A nice, yet lonely feel to this one. Small mistake in your very last line but the quality and tone of the overall piece is wonderful!


message 15: by Arun (new)

Arun Iyer (aruniyer) | 369 comments Melissa wrote: "This is just lovely! I really enjoyed reading it. Such a dreamlike feeling. :) "

:-) Thank you so very much! :-)


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Rachel wrote: "Feedback welcome.

Make Me Sleep
by Rachel

At night,
when I can't sleep,
I recite poetry to the crescent moon and Orion
in hopes,
they hear me and take pity,
casting the spell
that finally makes m..."


I like this! I have many sleepless nights and this may be an option for me. Reciting poetry! You never know what might work.


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Jim wrote: "It was Never a Landslide, but People are Now Dead and Dying


The crescent moon will not be blamed
for the insanity of some. The seas
cannot be held back by measured borders
for it is its nature to..."


Such sadness and despair but such a true account of what the world is going through today. Very well written!


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Jane wrote: "THE MOON AND I

Born she was from darkness
In the bosom of the night
Daughter of indiscretion
Selene who shines so bright
Relaxes she and grows by day
Secret as a nun
And then she bellies like a sa..."


I love how you have worded everything in this piece. Everything seemed to flow together so well. Nice!


message 19: by Jim (new)

Jim Agustin (jim_pascual_agustin) | 625 comments Thanks, Melissa!


message 20: by C.P., Windrunner (new)

C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 658 comments Thanks, Melissa!


message 21: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments Here are the results for Week 318's Crescent Moon contest!

In first place is Meeting in the Ballroom Dance by Arun!

In second, there is a duo-tie with Jim and Jane's works It was Never a Landslide and The Moon and I respectively!

In third place is The Moon Song by Melissa and Make Me Sleep by Rachel!

Great job to all who participated!


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