Introduction first: this poem is written by my 10 year old granddaughter, Stella Hallberg. She and I share monthly prompts. For May, I sent her the word “percolate.” There are no edits here and no one helped her. This is what she wrote.

Like a moonbeam
Starting just as dark
Both percolate into light
Both something more than life
A gem in a sea of rocks
A light in an ocean of shadows

Photo: from one of our many stays in Provincetown on Cape Cod.
Today is Open Link Night at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. There is no prompt. We are free to post one poem of our choosing. Although dVerse will be taking a summer break, I will continue to post poems, almost daily. Follow and comment as you wish! 🙂

43 thoughts on “Moonbeam

  1. nosaintaugustine June 29, 2017 / 9:21 am

    The poetry is in her- She’s got it! What beautifully insightful analogy and crystal clear imagery. She also really used percolate in a way that shows her understanding of the word. Well done!

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      She’s a cutie! We really have fun with these.


  2. jillys2016 June 29, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Nurturing the poet! Children have the ability to be wonderful poet’s because they have fewer filters and fears than many adults. May she always be blessed with words to flow from her heart to her pen. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Oh Jilly, what a wonderful comment. Thank you! Stella will be so happy to read your words here.

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  3. Adda June 29, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Oh my!!! She certainly is taking after you Lill. I love the entire poem, but the last line is awesome.. certainly love and a moonbeam are “a light in an ocean of shadows” Wow! So beautifully done. Kudos!

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      She’s a really lovely little girl. She is out of state so this is a fun way to stay connected!


  4. colorfulpen June 30, 2017 / 12:35 am

    Okay, she had me at moonbeam! Such a beautiful poem! What a natural talent. I love that you guys share monthly prompts. That’s something really special.

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      It is indeed very special — especially because she lives far from me.

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  5. sarahsouthwest June 30, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Fantastic poem. Very smart. I love the idea of sharing prompts. I think probably only a grandmother could do that. It must make your relationship very special.

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      It is a lot of fun and a way to stay connected since she lives far away.


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  7. Bev June 30, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    A budding poet, for sure! Nourish the talent!

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      We do so enjoy doing this…kind of like poetic pen pals! 😊


  8. mandibelle16 June 30, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Gorgeous Lilian. Each word counts and s so important to the poem !

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      We are so enjoying doing this! Our way to stay connected since she lives so far away😊


  9. frankhubeny June 30, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I especially liked the last two lines about the gem and the light.


  10. Victoria C. Slotto June 30, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Wow! ten and already showing poetic symptoms. Must be a hereditary disease. Please tell her that her grandma’s friend is in awe and proud of her for producing a really lovely poem.

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      She gets very excited reading the comments! It’s a wonderful way to stay connected with her as she lives far away. She really does have a gift I think. 😊❤️

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      • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:21 pm

        My prompt to her for July is a quadrille with the word “whisper.” Will be interesting to see what she does. On her visit last week, we shared our notebooks with each other: words, ideas and partial poems. I talked with her about how sometimes a piece you don’t use or an idea you don’t use, contains “a poem within a poem,” … hence Race Horse which I recently posted😊.

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  11. Grace July 1, 2017 / 8:08 am

    I love it too specially the last 2 lines ~ She has a poetic soul Lillian ~

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    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      She smiled when she read your reply!😊❤️


  12. dornahainds July 2, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Wow! Fantastic Writing for such a young granddaughter. 😎😎😎


    • lillian July 5, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      We have so much fun – kind of like poetic pen pals!😊


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