Gone Moon

The mysterious gloom is charcoal black
for our luminous moon has disappeared
stars no longer gleam and as we feared
The mysterious gloom is charcoal black


For our luminous moon has disappeared
Once dazzling sun lost and lonely without
with earth’s future now in serious doubt
For our luminous moon has disappeared


Once dazzling sun lost and lonely without
the bright orb to share its warming light
in deep dark blackest coldest of nights
Once dazzling sun lost and lonely without


The mysterious gloom is charcoal black
for our luminous moon has disappeared
stars lose their gleam and as we feared
The mysterious gloom is charcoal black

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s note: For the weekend mini challenge at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads– Strange News. I chose to write about the question: What if the moon disappeared tomorrow? I wrote a Catena Rondo, my first! Also linking to Poetry Pantry

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34 Comments on “Gone Moon

  1. Fun to think about, Linda. But a real problem if it were to actually happen. I wonder what would happen to the man always there with her. Or the jumping cow or to the tides. If NASA can restart the ALSEP package they could track her down, then send the president up to negotiate for her return. 🙂
    ..

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  2. The repetition in this form is so effective, Linda, especially the ‘oo’ sounds. I love the charcoal black of the mysterious gloom and the idea of the dazzling sun being lost and lonely lost and lonely.

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  3. Oh, how cold it would be to walk charcoal trying to find a path to dreams. The melancholy in this is striking with the repetition of “the moon has disappeared.”

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  4. Ah, this form is so good to emphasize on this loss and the resulting darkness through the well-timed repetitions. I feel the melancholy and despair here. Very well penned, Linda! 😄

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