2021 NaPoWriMo April 17 Mystery Moon


Our (optional) prompt. I’ve seen some fairly funny twitter conversations lately among poets who are coming to terms with the fact that they keep writing poems about the moon. For better or worse, the moon seems to exert a powerful hold on poets, as this large collection of moon-themed poems suggests. Today, I’d like to challenge you to stop fighting the moon. Lean in. Accept the moon. The moon just wants what’s best for you and your poems. So yes – write a poem that is about, or that involves, the moon.

Happy writing!


Mystery Moon

mystery moon
vital cocoon

sung in verse
in poets’ saloon

she’ll tersely immerse
in velvety swoon

sweep off the feet
like a typhoon

wherever you meet
Milwaukee Cameroon

born with a wood
or a silver spoon

she’ll surely loot
like a raccoon

hex wished-for rain
into monsoon

cast you as plain
shadow-cartoon

or make you shine
like a Venice lagoon

decypher you fine
she’ll need no platoon

whether you’re titbit
or tycoon

she’ll float your wit
like a balloon

surrender, baboon!
she’s your sweetest boon

none too soon
let midnight loom!

4 thoughts on “2021 NaPoWriMo April 17 Mystery Moon

  1. Fantastique ! Merci pour cette somptueuse page de poésie ! Et toujours ces synchronicités qui font résonner vos mots pile au bon moment… merci.

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