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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blue moon, you saw me standing alone

...with a dream in my heart...

NASA photo, from Wikimedia Commons


the eagle landed
to uneven gravity
amid fields of dust,
a boy scout badge
arrived with it,
metabolic rates were high,
a felt tip pen
got the home show on the road—
one small step,
one giant step,
in 1969

Posted for Izy's Out of Standard challenge at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. We are asked to write a poem about the moon, without using the words "sky" or "night" or "night sky"...a challenge indeed, Izy.
For details on the origin of my poem, click HERE.


25 comments:

jabblog said...

A splendid and exciting time (and the year my son was born)

Nice one, Kay:-)

leon sims said...

I remember the day - I was but a mere child.

Kerry O'Connor said...

How clever of you, Kay, to put us on the moon without so much as naming it.

Margaret said...

A Boy Scout badge? I never heard about that. How awesome for that child!

juzta mom said...

Wow wonderful and unique take!!!

razzamadazzle said...

What a fun visit to days and space walks past!

Helen said...

You are incredibly creative!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ooo, that is clever. Love the photo of the blue moon.

Mama Zen said...

I really like this, Kay. Awesome take.

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Kay, your poem is so wonderful in its simplicity! Beautiful!

grapeling said...

Cool :)

Hannah said...

Awesome work, Kay...I enjoy the felt tip pen image among the rest well captured!

Sam Edge said...

welldone KAY

Peggy said...

Oh I remember that landing--watching it on TV with my uncles and dad and family gathered round. Somehow I thought people would to living up there by now. Thanks for the memory here.

hedgewitch said...

Yes, quite an evocative blast(off) from the past--I remember it well. Enjoyed it, Kay.

Susan said...

Ah! I remember it well! I like how this stands alone as a poem full of suggestion.

Isadora Gruye said...

clever clever Kay...this one made me nostalgic, and given that I was born in 1980, it speaks to your talents. viva la and thanks for participating in the out of standard!!!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Kay, you nailed the prompt. Do you remember the TV, and how we were all glued to it during the moon landing? This brought back some wonderful memories. A unique take on the prompt, too! Amy

Susie Clevenger said...

1969 was the year I graduated from high school...I so remember the moon landing

Joyful said...

such a beautiful shot of the moon!

Marian said...

nice! i remember, too. though i was just a scrap of a girl :)

Loredana Donovan said...

Yes, clever, not only did you not mention the night or sky, you didn't even mention the moon. Well done! :)

clarior e tenebris said...

Before my time, though I was born too late. Good poetry of it, if one who knows it only from history lessons can say.

Other Mary said...

How original, up close and personal!

Debi Swim said...

Really creative take on this prompt. Very nice!