Mirrored by the Moon

Merril D. Smith is hosting at dVerse today. She asks us to write a poem of exactly 44 words (quadrille) not counting the title. Our poem must use some form of the word mirror.

Ebony sky, full moon night,

tides rise and fall, mirroring Luna’s soft glow—

the breath of the goddess.

The moon calls to me by name,

whispering echoes of my past, present, and future—

She says, “Your word is your wand—create your own magic.”

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

68 thoughts on “Mirrored by the Moon

  1. This eloquent poem gracefully captures the enchanting connection between the moon and the poet’s inner self. The imagery of the ebony sky and the soft glow of the full moon sets a mystical atmosphere. The empowering message of self-creation and the significance of one’s own voice beautifully resonates. It’s a testament to your skill in crafting evocative imagery and conveying profound wisdom in a concise manner. Well done! 👍👏👌😊

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  2. ‘your word is your wand’ That’s such a delightful line, Colleen, and I enjoy the pun. There’s mystery, a goddess, magic and wisdom, all elements that I love in my reading.

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