Friday, December 24th, 2010

Writing Prompt – In Honor of the Moon

Eclipse - Photo by Kelly A. Harmon
I think I’ve already mentioned that I have a thing for the moon.

There’s something mysterious about it that never fails to captivate me. I take time to gaze at the moon nearly every day.

The recent Solstice Eclipse, therefore, was something I was not going to miss. The Husband of Awesome™ set the 2:30 a.m. alarm and out into the cold we went.

This photo, as I’ve mentioned on Facebook, is my inexpert attempt at capturing the event.

So, in honor of the moon, here are some moon-related writing prompts….snippets of poetry and sentence starters…not the detailed suggestions I usually offer.

I’d love to read what you come up with….feel free to post in the comments or send me something via email.

Here are the Prompts:

  • “It’s a marvelous night for a moondance…” (Van Morrison lyrics)
  • A walk on a monlit path…
  • Write about being moonstruck.
  • What counsel has the hooded moon… (James Joyce)
  • “Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars…” (1954, written by Bart Howard)
  • Write about an eclipse.
  • The purity of the unclouded moon has flung its atrowy shaft upon the floor… (William Butler Yeats)
  • Write about a honeymoon.
  • Each night, as the moon rises…
  • It’s only a paper moon sailing over a cardboard sea…” (Arlen, Harburg and Rose)
  • Write about the cycles of the moon.
  • “Everyone’s gone to the moon…” (Johnathan King, 1969)
  • Write about the Harvest moon.
  • Tubas in the moonlight, playing for me all night, Tell me what I want to hear. (Bonzo Dog Band, 1968)
  • And finally, here’s a short list of “moon” words to spark your writing:

moonbeam, moonbow, mooncalf, mooned, moonflower, moonless, moonlight, moonlike, moon maiden, moonrise, moonscape, moonseeds, moonset, moonshines, moonstone, moonwalk, moonward, moonworts, moony

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