Sunday, April 20, 2014

Shape of the Moon on Easter Morning



is fadin
above willow tree
sky is chameleon cloud
grass is  white-frosted dust
as you turn,  gleaming half-spoon
crescent shadows chalk your body in mist-
i scatter egg-chocolates to find amid jars & pots-
perhaps i should be a beekeeper instead &  fill your holes 
with dead leaves, bark chips,  fallen pine cones, bird seeds-
my hands flutter to catch lingering stars & dewdrops 
as orange-breasted birds tiptoe-hop on twigs-
i wait for words to become visible on page
like i wait for spring to pour its honey
& green-wax barren maple trees- 
i know the harvest is
beautiful as new-
born dawn





Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Shape Poetry
and Shared with Poets United - Happy Easter !!!

31 comments:

  1. loved the poem and the way you used the format... well done Grace

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  2. Very nice and I like the scheme of it. Happy Easter!

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  3. Great format indeed at your feed, as the moon fades to the dawn, happy easter

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  4. This is a pick - n - mix poem. It makes sense in the dark as well as complete. Nice gimmick.

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  5. Great duality in your flow, I could feel the frost if early Spring morning, as the frost drifted to allow words upon screen.

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  6. This looks just lovely upon the screen, Grace. I love the fading letters and the thoughts inspired by an Easter Sunday, as the northern climes await the Spring.

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  7. Your poem looks beautiful, I love the way you've used the fading effect. These lines speak to me-
    'i wait for words to become visible on page
    like i wait for spring to pour its honey
    & green-wax barren maple trees-
    i know the harvest is
    beautiful as new-
    born dawn'

    I love the way you've described poets anticipating the germination of words from their deeper consciousness.

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  8. Lots of striking images in this, Grace, and the fading of the letters really mimics the shadows and light of an early spring landscape. Enjoyed it much.

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  9. love how you managed to put it in such a format with fading colour. nicely done.

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  10. This was lovely to read, in form and content. Wow!

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  11. So ingenious...not only the shape, but the fadeout. Your use of colors and the imagery of spring is engaging and effective. I guess we've all been waiting this year! Happy Easter.
    Steve

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  12. "perhaps i should be a beekeeper instead & fill your holes..." Wow.
    Beautiful and enrapturing.

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  13. wow grace...some cool art in this...the fading of the words is great touch...the line on being a beekeeper is def my fav...the waiting for words....really a cool piece...i hope you had a wonderful easter today...smiles.

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  14. Lovely, Grace-- I love the idea of the barn dawn, which is so apt, and the beekeeper comparison -- which is so wonderful too, the harvest of honey is just beautiful. Lovely - happy easter. k.

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  15. oh, well conceived and done, Grace - happy week to you ~

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  16. This is so beautiful in words and form...the fading letters lend so much to what is said

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  17. Nice poem like the fading words and the I wait for words to become visible on page like I wait for Spring to pour its Honey.

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  18. Intriguing - content and presentation.

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  19. love the fading words most....beautiful imagery all over...both form and content
    wonderful...

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  20. Subtly you help the visions of winter fade to bring on the hew real of a spring born on a rising tide.

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  21. This is one of my favorites! I love the words, the form, the colors. Fantastic!! Happy Week, my friend.

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  22. The words,
    The shape,
    All beautifully done Grace....

    I hope your weekend was just as beautiful
    1ManView :)

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  23. Lovely, luscious poem Grace...cool the way you faded/frosted the print too.

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  24. Love the fading you create with the shades, beautiful write.

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  25. I am fascinated by the images that are softly portrayed, yet vividly described and it just flows into each word….

    crescent shadows chalk your body in mist-
    i scatter egg-chocolates to find amid jars & pots- It really is an action packed poem, but yet so still…. Nice contradiction!

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  26. Your words are utterly captivating, Grace. I love what you've brought to this shape...lovely tone...quiet joyfulness.

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