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.)