Water Moon

For Sanaa’s prompt, “Water” at Real Toads and for Hedge’s 55.

Water Moon
She’s a water moon
hiding behind clouds.
The stars are silent.
Their lights are dimmed.
The moon sighs behind the clouds –
Her bitter tears fall
Lightly tap tap tapping
On the leaves the roofs the roads.
Faster her tears fall
jumping like grasshoppers –
high the raindrops leap –
slightly surpising
a swooping owl.

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lone Tellus
    May 31, 2018 @ 23:29:27



  2. Sherry Marr
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 00:39:28

    Poor water moon, with her tears falling. I love this unusual glimpse of the moon.


  3. kim881
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 04:22:42

    A beautiful snapshot of a sad moon, Toni! I love the way she sighs behind clouds – very discreet, or even a shy moon.


  4. sanaarizvi
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 06:22:44

    There is a beautiful touch of melancholy in this poem that speaks directly to the heart 💜 Powerful write.


  5. annell4
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 09:08:45

    Just a lovely poem, this Water Moon.


  6. qbit
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 09:14:58

    “jumping like grasshoppers –
    high the raindrops leap” — this is a cool image!


  7. Kerry
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 10:22:15

    Lovely! The scene is captivating from the wondrous title to the swooping owl.


  8. coalblack
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 11:31:17

    Owl did not authorize this tear event. But lady owl is giving him the big eye, so he’s okay.


  9. Jim
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 18:10:27

    Hi Toni ~~ So that’s Mother Nature’s secret of why the rain. I think the sad moon has a tale to tell. Will she ever tell?


  10. Brendan
    Jun 02, 2018 @ 06:36:37

    You always have this wonderful presence, singing through the world’s ten thousand things. This moon I won’t forget.


  11. grapeling
    Jun 02, 2018 @ 20:58:12

    a good twist in that final couplet, following a finely hewn pen ~


  12. MrsBednar
    Jun 05, 2018 @ 22:51:47

    rainhoppers 🙂 and that swooping owl bring this to life!


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