#NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Seventeen

Moon in Arizona night sky

Moon gains prominence
Darkness falls over desert
Lone coyote howls

NaPoWriMo Prompt And now, our (optional) prompt. I’ve seen some fairly funny twitter conversations lately among poets who are coming to terms with the fact that they keep writing poems about the moon. For better or worse, the moon seems to exert a powerful hold on poets, as this large collection of moon-themed poems suggests. Today, I’d like to challenge you to stop fighting the moon. Lean in. Accept the moon. The moon just wants what’s best for you and your poems. So yes – write a poem that is about, or that involves, the moon.

Good afternoon and welcome to day seventeen of #NaPoWriMo aka haiku day because 17 for the seventeen syllables in a haiku. So when Maureen said write about the moon, I knew I could stay on prompt and come up with a haiku. I even used the #haikuchallenge word today gain.

I also learned a couple years ago from Patricia over at poetry pea that a renku pays special attention to the moon. And is mentioned in the fifth stanza. Here is the link to the renku I contributed to over at poetry pea. Please go have a read and if you enjoy it, consider contributing to the current renku verse. And finally here is another haiku I wrote last month about the moon.

Smoke takes to the sky
Rising out of chimenea
Blocks moon’s radiance

Now apparently mom has to put on her editing hat. The semester is drawing to a close and papers are due and mom gives her editing skills away for free.