Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday # 87-Moon

As I was working on this week's prompt, it seems fate played a hand.  My first thought was dust(spring cleaning),than stardust. Stars lead me to the midnight sky and there was our prompt. When is our next Full Moon, I wondered as I reached for a calendar? Thursday, perfect! I knew that all my other choices were out. I had to go with the celestial, mystical, and luminous moon. Magic and mayhem shroud her, as she casts her pale light. We often here folklore, myths, and legends revolve around the moon's phases.

There are whispers of romance, our explorations in space, and the effect on humans. Have you seen the effect? I use to work in a hospital, Admissions Dept. You would be amazed, how many babies are born on a full moon. The gravitational pull of Earth's tides is affected. What about the water in our bodies? My Mom doesn't plant her garden, till after the last full moon in May. So many mysteries surround the moon. I would love you to pen a poem about Lunar's light, widely known as the moon. If you need more inspiration, just look out your window tonight~

Moon by ~Djsanka

 

 

 

Of the Moon by ~FallingToPieces

 



"The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to." ~Carl Sandburg



"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." ~W. Clement Stone




"The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining, illumines a world which surely is no longer ours; for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands."~Pierre Loti


 
 

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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful prompt! I've written quite a few poems on this. Linking three of them. Thanks!:)

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  2. Thanks so much for this. She's one of my favorite muses. :)

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  3. Being Cancer (star sign) the lady moon is one of my most favourite things to write about. Thanks for the prompt!

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    1. Couldn't seem to comment on your site, but I love your poem, and seeing from both sides.

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  4. Dusted off an old one that I like....love this prompt!

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  5. Very nice prompt, Ella. I enjoyed writing this one very much.

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  7. Thanks everyone! I'm sure most of us have written about the moon, but I hadn't. I also was motivated by there really being a Full Moon tonight! There are so many ways to write about this subject. I figured you all would have something to share! Thanks for being so kind~

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  8. I'm noticing something...poet's are suckers for moonlight;) Love it! I had many oldie moon-songs but these gorgeous photos and poems inspired another!

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  9. I haven't participated beyond visiting the Creators of the wondrous images you presented for further inspiration Ella...
    Their artistry is overwhelmingly beautiful. I had a memorable time.
    The Moon's beauty is inspirational in all its phases.
    A wonderful prompt to think upon, thank you.

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  10. The moon has been egging me on to escape to the night and play! Beautiful images, Ella ~ thank you ~ smiles!

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  11. A real oldie from me: my goodness, almost twelve years old! How did that happen?..

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  12. I linked up a triolet...what a terrific prompt!

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  13. Probably the most on-topic I've been with a think tank thursday, although this a poem about the moon I wrote a few weeks ago :-)

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  14. My first attempt at a triolet, thanks to Dave King for the inspiration. Btw, this is the Full Crow Moon, a time when pursued dreams may be realized - good luck!

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  15. Mine is about the problems I have with the moon... sleep, being startled awake. A different take on the prompt, I suppose, but thank you for it, because last night I was outside to witness a full, silver moon. I waved hello. Amy

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  16. I second Sara McNulty's comment ! :) Beautiful photos of the moon :) Mine are up as well. Although my image seems to still be trapped within an alarmed black triangle!

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  17. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY I AM TRAPPED IN A BLACK TRIANGLE WHEN COMMENTING ON CERTAIN THREADS??? MY PHOTO APPEARS ON THE LEFT... I EMAILED GRAVATAR AND PERHAPS THEY CAN HELP... AS OF THIS EVENING I AM APPEARING INCOGNITO WHEN COMMENTING ON MY OWN BLOG! YIKES!

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  18. Hello all ~ my first time posting here ~ I look forward to reading some of your poetry too!

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  19. Not a very successful attempt, to be honest. It seems I started to wear off, just like my lyrical character :-)
    Gone to some reading!

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  20. I know I've written about Luna numerous times but this is the only poem I could lay my hands on right now ...

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  21. And yet another blog of mine to try and add here, and another moon poem so what better place to try and do this ... "The Moon is Cresting the Horizon" can be found on one of my oldest blogs, THE LEAPING ELEPHANTS at this url:

    http://leapinelephants.blogspot.com/

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