Ode to the Moon

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 22:43 -- rellosh

Oh, beautiful moon
Of ivory dust
Molded by angels’ hands
Brilliant orb of night
Silhouette of day
Floating in the sky
Like ice on a glass of water

Oh, holy moon
Wax and wane each month
From perfect body of light
To nothing but
A memory
Like the smile of
The Cheshire cat
Incapable of captivity
But in the mind of
The eye of
The beholder

Oh, eternal moon
Following the earth
As a shadow would
Not physically infallible
But with steadfast purpose
You shine for every one of us
No matter where we are



This is a beautiful poem! Odes are so much fun to write, because they really tell the reader why one thing is so important. I loved the allusion the cheshire cat in "Alice in Wonderland," too! Check out "poetry writing tips" in the "resources" section to get even more ideas for exciting new poems to write!

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