Quadrille – The Sleeping Moon

Today is Quadrille Monday here at dVerse Poets Pub.  Mish is giving us the prompt word for today which is breath or breathe and any variants – breathtaking, breathless, breathing…A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, not counting the title and must include the prompter’s choice of a word.  Come join us for some breathtaking poems that will leave you breathless.  and it doesn’t take long to read ’em. http://dversepoets.com/2016/11/21/quadrille-21-take-a-breath/

the sleeping moon
the moon breathes a sigh of relief –
it is time to go dark,
to disappear behind the clouds
to listen to the stars singing
To watch the blades of grass riffling
to hide the shells on the shore
to close her eyes and dreamless sleep

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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Kruschke
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 14:36:50

    Lovely personification of the moon.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 15:28:27

    I really love how the moon might need its rest… a lot of work to be a supermoon…


  3. Grace
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 15:39:00

    I saw the moon half hiding last night ~ This one speaks to me:

    it is time to go dark

    Take care Toni ~


  4. paulscribbles
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 16:18:58

    Even the moon has her dark side, as do we. Lovely.


  5. Mish
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 16:24:53

    Oh, I want to be her…hiding shells on the shore…so magical and peaceful.


  6. kim881
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 16:26:18

    Lovely, Toni! If I was the moon, I think I’d be relieved when the sun took over so I could listen to the stars singing.


  7. frankhubeny
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 16:59:42

    I liked the idea of the moon going to sleep when it becomes dark.


  8. Walter J. Wojtanik
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 18:26:21

    Too much to love here, Toni. Thank you!


  9. ihatepoetry
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 19:07:19

    Dream-like. Lovely.


  10. Arcadia Maria
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 19:59:03

    Lovely 🙂


  11. purplepeninportland
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 23:08:14

    Love the idea of the moon going dark. Beautifully done.


  12. whimsygizmo
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 23:16:00

    You KNOW I loves me some moon. Especially the way you write about her.


  13. Sanaa Rizvi
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 04:00:58

    You make her come alive in your words ❤️ Incredible write.


  14. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 07:38:42

    To watch the blades of grass riffling
    to close her eyes and dreamless sleep

    Let the sleeping moon lie! It would have been tiring being up all night!



  15. Brian
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 09:32:15

    Sleep of the moon… I never thought of it that way.


  16. Laura Bloomsbury
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 11:41:56

    what a brilliant opening line setting the scene for your very visual quadrille


  17. whippetwisdom
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 13:12:16

    I love the idea that the moon needs a breather too and your poem flows so beautifully in the energy of someone who needs a rest.


  18. Misky
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 14:30:58

    I really loved this: hide the shells on the shore. And it really does, too. Lovely poem.


  19. Victoria C. Slotto
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 15:45:39

    I love the personification of the moon that you give us in this. She was so intensely active last week, I can understand her need for rest. Right now, I relate to this, as I’m sure you do. You are so in my thoughts and prayers.


  20. Truedessa
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 19:15:45

    I think sometimes it is hard to be the moon, offering light where needed. I think she may need a nap, when the sun rises.


  21. georgeplace2013
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 19:34:44

    A tired moon finally getting some sleep. So lovely


  22. Barry D
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 19:50:59

    This feels surreal, like a pleasant waking dream. Beautiful.


  23. Bryan Ens
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 07:37:51

    I feel like the moon sometimes too. ..would just like to hide behind the clouds and sleep!


  24. sree
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:34:25

    beautiful imagination….lovely!


  25. Imelda
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 17:45:51

    Yes, Moon. It is nice to relax and enjoy after work is done. 🙂

    This piece is comforting, Toni. I enjoyed reading and visualizing it.


  26. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Nov 26, 2016 @ 07:15:26

    So lovely, the words and the images they conjure.


  27. ladynyo
    Nov 27, 2016 @ 19:10:06

    this quadrille is perfection, Toni. How lovely and about my favorite subject: the moon in any state. It reminded me of the Goddess Nut from Egyptian mythology. Brava!


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