A Poem By LoriAnn // 12/15/2009

(Note--this has nothing to do with my sister's story "The Shadowed Moon". Sorry that the titles are so similer. I tried to think of something else, but...*shrugs* Anyway...)


The yard is eerie-quiet
The sky is velvet-deep
The wood is night-alively
My eyes are not-asleep
What wondrous time is this?
When all about my room
The shadows float so softly
In a sea of moon-tossed gloom
Pearly-blue and satin-black
Mingle on my floor
Across the wall and pillow flicker
The flames of nightsong’s shore
Patchy light, like shards of glass
Dances with the breeze
Reflecting in my dream-dazed eyes
Once passing through the trees
Shadows cast by moonlight
Are tricksy, changeling things
Their best intentions may be fraught
With impish counter-rings
But as I lie in sleepless daze
While shadows dance around
I cannot help but wish
To be so wonder-found
The yard is eerie-quiet
The stars are shedding-tear
The wood is night-alively
And Summer-moon is here



I love it, very nice LoriAnn!

Kay J Fields | Tue, 01/05/2010

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Thank you...

LoriAnn | Tue, 01/05/2010


The shadows float so softly
In a sea of moon-tossed gloom

Beautiful, beautiful. And even more so for being written in the middle of winter.  I could clearly see everything.

Julie | Wed, 01/06/2010

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Actually, it was written August 12th of last year. But I'm glad you enjoyed it.

LoriAnn | Wed, 01/06/2010

Okay, so I'm finally caught

Okay, so I'm finally caught up on NaNo and really REALLY needed a break, so I pulled up AP (hallelujah it's still here for me to read!!!!) and am reading back over old stuff I apparently missed.  Anyway, I just now read this poem and absolutely love it!  Your rhythm, your rhyme scheme, the imagery, the whole atmosphere of the poem are just amazing! This is now officially one of my favorite poems ever!

Mary | Tue, 11/16/2010

Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!


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