I watch this wild blue yonder day
Melt into a pink and lavender swirl
You, a sleepy sun slips sanctimonious and sanguine
Your rear lights shining against a stoic moon
But I know you are still the highlighter of the night
All eyes are on rock, metal and lunar dust
From a poet’s delight or a lover’s demise
To a poor child’s teddy bear till the early sunrise
This one of no glory you brilliantly array
Long before dinosaurs ever did fade
We clearly see the elephant in our rooms
Will we give you, the true light, the praise it deserves
A supernova explodes from its own energy pent up
While the sun gives it freely from sundown to sunup
And where be my glory in what I have done
Any light I may shine is the light of the SON!
This Week’s Challenge for Linda Kruschke Paint Chip Poetry
This week our theme comes from page 237 of The Romantic Poets, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge called “The Nightingale.”
You can also write a conversation poem, if you like, or write a poem set in April 1798. Please use at least three of the following paint chip words and phrases: wild blue yonder, lavender, supernova, highlighter, elephant, teddy bear, and dinosaur. As always, there will be extra bonus points if you use them all.
Interesting because I started composing a poem about the light of the moon yesterday before this came up. I am also surprised I ended up using all of the prompt words.