We’ve been working hard this week planning our trip into space. You see, one of our longtime goals at Tweetspeak has been to put poetry on the moon. FedEx doesn’t deliver quite to the moon yet, but we’re thinking that together, anything is possible. We’re in the running for a small business grant from FedEx that we believe will help us take poetry far. Maybe as far as the moon.
(We’re even hoping to take another poetry organization with us.)
We asked you to help with your votes every day at FedEx (have you voted yet today?) and also with a call for your moon poems. Thanks to Twitter, you’ve been mooning us all week. (And voting—thank you!)
While you wait for it to be tomorrow, so you can vote again, enjoy ten of our favorite moon poems:
Winter chill after three days of warm rain how round the white moon / #haiku #smallstone
— Kris Lindbeck (@KrisLindbeck) February 15, 2014
@EDayPoems poke a slender stick / into full white center orb / lick lollipop moon — Simply Darlene (@SimplyDarWrites) February 18, 2014
The gravity/ between the grains/ moonlit sand #haiku — Steven (@Stevenc58) February 16, 2014
on the sea snow moon walks me home #poetry #micropoetry #haiku 846 — Sondra (@SondraJByrnes) February 17, 2014
breaking fast an owl soars across the moon #haiku #haiga #nahaiwrimo pic.twitter.com/WZbZDby8kH — Sandi Pray (@bigmax722) February 17, 2014
@EDayPoems Oh, but thou mischief/ of dare and surprise/ yet one day/ who knows? / perhaps it will fly 🙂 — J.B. Wood (@shrinkingcamel) February 17, 2014
mapping the geometry of the horizon the circumference of the morning moon — Kathleen (@everettpoetry) February 17, 2014
How divine To send a poem Verses set in rhyme To nestle in a crater On the moon Could happen sooner Rather than later @tspoetry #micropoetry
— Elizabeth W.Marshall (@graceappears) February 18, 2014
Maureen Doallas sent us this rap on FB:
Poetry folds flat,
and neat in a pocket.
I’d like FedEx to send it up, stat,
in a well-fueled rocket.
If it’s a moon landing
I won’t be standing.
Now don’t be demanding.
Figure out who’ll be commanding
and let me know,
Just don’t be slow,
get in the flow,
You got to win
or least-ways show.
John Siddique sent us this Moon Poem for Valentine’s & Full Moon:
Photo by sammydavisdog. Creative Commons license via Flickr.
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Maureen Doallas says
Such fun to see these!
Thank you for including my little rap piece. I have to share it with my son. He’s the real rap lyricist in the family.
Lovely to see again the animation of John’s poem.
Love these! What a blast 😉
Thanks (to the moon and back!) for including my piece.