Picture Perfect - Sleepy Moon

The Picture Perfect Writing portion of Wordtrip is used to inspire writing through the "VISUAL" of life. Look at the current picture and write an opening line, paragraph, poem, or short story. Perhaps even begin a new novel!

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Picture Perfect - Sleepy Moon

Postby Anblick » Sun May 11, 2008 10:24 pm

WORDTRIP wrote:The Picture Perfect Writing portion of Wordtrip is used to inspire writing through the "VISUAL" of life. Look at the picture below and write whatever comes to mine... short story, Fast Fiction or novel... even a poem may be inspired from this picture.

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Here's your next picture challenge to inspire us to write. Write an opening line, paragraph or even a short story to go along with the picture. Perhaps even begin a new novel! Maybe members would like to use these as future tags... just ask the person who starts it if it's ok to use.



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Postby Mlou » Mon May 12, 2008 6:16 pm

MEMORIES
I remember fairy tales
of strawberries in snow,
of little mermaids of the deep,
in my books of long ago.
A giant's goose laid golden eggs
where magic beans grew high,
dragons guarded treasure troves
and carpets flew the sky.
An owl and a pussycat sailed away
under a sleeping moon.
A princess in a tower wept
and I...I grew up too soon.
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Postby fiona » Mon May 12, 2008 8:41 pm

I love it, Mlou! You make me nostalgic. :-P
The strawberries in snow make me think of colourful desserts! :-P
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Postby gnomenapper » Mon May 12, 2008 9:21 pm

Wow. I really love this poem. It is easily relatable, the imagery pops instantly into my mind, and I'm left agreeing with the sentiment at the end.
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 13, 2008 6:33 pm

Thanks, guys. For some reason I always remember one particular fairy tale...the usual wicked stepmother has a longing for strawberries. She sends the girl out in the middle of winter and tells her not to come back until she brings her some. But the fairy godmother tells her to sweep away the snow by the back steps, and underneath there are...of course...strawberries growing!
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Postby snowbird » Wed May 14, 2008 6:49 am

Dreams
In my dreams
I kissed the moon
and we became
good friends;
ever faithful
to respond
with light
that never ends.

He chases shadows,
pulls at tides,
hangs breathlessly
in space.
I fall asleep
within his arms
and feel I'm
touched by grace.
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Postby Mlou » Wed May 14, 2008 10:54 am

Excellent, Snowbird! Haven't seen you in a while, so hi!
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Postby fiona » Wed May 14, 2008 10:56 pm

TRIBUTE TO ALL THE TRAGEDIES IN THE WORLD

The moon, so peacefully snoring,
gently, her concave chest
by intervals seeming convex.

Bobble hat's hairy pendulum
coming and going,
ticking away the starry, noisy moments.

The sirens's awakened
and so full of rage
slaps the moon on the face.

She hasn't slept in a week
due to allergic cheeks
caused by algae's leaves!

The moon, startled out of her wits,
shakes and makes the siren fall
helplessly against the cliffs.
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Postby snowbird » Thu May 15, 2008 7:23 am

Hi back, Mlou. My "self" has been gone for awhile looking and looking at houses. Like you we've moved :) . Just two miles, but still------- :cry: While my husband enclosed the double carport for a garage and remodeled the basement, I stripped off all the wallpaper and hung new as well as did most of the painting. Finally got moved the end of Mar. Hopefully, this is our retirement place. In two weeks I'll have a lot more time to write because I'm changing careers (did you know retirement was a career?). Also need to organize my space. Thanks for your positive encouragement. See you around.
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Postby Mlou » Thu May 15, 2008 11:03 am

Hah! Retirement means you're busier than ever, if you're like me anyway. We NEVER planned to move again, but here we are.
Good luck in your new digs!
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Postby pengwenn » Thu May 15, 2008 1:14 pm

Mlou, the only image I didn't get was the strawberries in the snow but otherwise I thought it was brilliant and effortless.

Snowbird, I thought that was peaceful and serene. I liked the images one right after the other in the second stanza.

fiona, sometimes the moon just needs to get some sleep too. I thought it was interesting.
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Postby Mlou » Thu May 15, 2008 4:40 pm

Pengie...that's why I posted an explanation. :)
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