Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: 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.
The Moon Are you coincidence Or is your presence providence Without you Auroras decrease Life would cease Seas no longer pulse against the shore Life would exist no more In early times a harbinger Perfect blanket to the sun Announcing that the world was done Never revealing your alter ego The side of you kept hidden though Until we broke our earthly bonds Snuck behind and found You were same all around A rock in the sky Without you We die
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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.