Moon Spirits, NaPoWriMo

Johann_Georg_Haeselich_-_Holsteinischer_See,_Mondschein_(1847)

Johann Georg Haeselich (1806-1894)
Holstein Sea – Moonlight

 

In the dawning of owl-light

when the bell-voiced flowers

croon goodnight,

and the tide-looped river

mirror-shines still-bright—

the spirits gather, awakened

by the silver feathered light.

 

Moon-blown they dance

tickled by her rays (the sight!)

to make a vagary,

and convened in delight,

to ring with dark-vowelled voices

singing peace upon the night.

 

Day 16 of NaPoWriMo is to write a list poem. It seems like I’ve done a few lists already, so I’m following the dVerse prompt today instead. Laura asks us to write a poem “using at least FOUR of the hyphenated compound words” from the list of words taken from the works of Dylan Thomas. I’ve done this and added some of my own.

Additionally, in a tweet, Dale Rogerson (who blogs at A Dalectable Life) challenged me to use the word “vagaries.” I used the singular form, vagary, discovering that an old meaning of “to make a vagary,” was to make a wandering journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

65 thoughts on “Moon Spirits, NaPoWriMo

  1. Enjoyed this a lot–not only did you pen lots of compound words, in addition you used rhyming lines–so the classic poetic qualities were all evident.

  2. This is quite soothing and lovely. It gave me a sense of peace in the moonlight. You missed an opportunity for one more hyphenated compound, though. I think that light could have been silver-feathered. 🙂

  3. BOOM! I love when I challenge someone and they not only deliver, they D.E.L.I.V.E.R.
    So absolutely wonderful! It is so lyrical, it could be a song.

  4. Great use of given criteria and superb imagery
    ‘and the tide-looped river

    mirror-shines still-bright—

    the spirits gather, awakened

    by the silver feathered light.’

    beautiful.

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