A smattering of wispy, delicate clouds
hide the brooding blood moon
light dims, air stills
comets whizz past softly
lest they step on the nebula cart

wheel gently past all the stars
waiting for the clouds to part
in awe watches the earth
quake in anticipation all earthlings
perfectly aligned moon, earth and sun

burn all the books proclaiming
sun has been swallowed by the beasts
if the end of the world seems nigh any day
time to go back to history books.

Written for dVerse poetics. Today’s host, Lillian says:  I want you to choose at least one compound word from the list below to use in your poem. You may choose to use more.

FOR EACH COMPOUND WORD YOU DO USE, I want you to take apart the compound word within your poem. You can do that by a) putting the first half of the compound word at the end of a line and the second half of the compound word immediately at the beginning of the next line OR b) by separating the two halves of the compound word with punctuation. You MUST separate the two root words that make up the compound word.

You may  NOT put additional words between the two root words, and you may NOT add a letter to either of the root words.

In other words, the root words must be used exactly as they appear in the compound word!

Here’s the list you can choose from:

(I used words in bold italics.)


78 thoughts on “Beclouded

  1. I could see the the images of the first verse, so well described. I viewed the blood moon the other night waiting patiently for the clouds to disperse. A creative way to split cart wheel from one verse to the next. An enjoyable read.

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    1. I agree, Tracy, they seem awfully difficult but actually aren’t! They do share an example or two which makes it easier.
      I think sleeplessness at night is helping me write better poetry! πŸ˜‰
      Thanks so much, Tracy, truly appreciated. ❀️

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  2. A heavenly sight to see that blood moon and many sights to capture it. I could not see it myself, hiding behind clouds. Still, it is just the same moon.

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  3. Life is compoundingly challenging! πŸ™‚ Yes, I just made up the word but whatever, fab poem. You met and exceeded the challenge! And yes, history books need to be re-read by everyone!!!

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