Luna

In the night of day
Luna lights the path
over oceans deep.
Vast sea of glistening caps
ever gleaming, beckoning me.
Your visage when last we met,
only that has kept me safely
undone by storms and cloudy skies.

There is no fear, no dread,
nothing vague.
No questioning of time.
Row on, row on, this cursed ship.
My dreams, my thoughts aswirl,
I shall reach you, my everlasting joy.

An Acrostic Plus, written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe.

I’m hosting and ask folks to either write a poem related to something that puzzles them, use the word “puzzle” in their poem . . . or extra points for writing an Acrostic Plus, a form I created: Read down the first letters in the lines of the first stanza and see what they spell; then read down the last letters of the lines in the second stanza and see what they spell. You should then have a message related to the poem!

In this poem, the message is “I love you deeply.”

33 thoughts on “Luna

  1. Grace August 24, 2021 / 3:21 pm

    I got the message – very sweet Lillian. I saw that bright moon last night. Love this part:

    There is no fear, no dread,
    nothing vague.
    No questioning of time.

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    • lillian August 24, 2021 / 4:52 pm

      Glad you enjoyed! Photo is from Provincetown last year.

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  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) August 24, 2021 / 3:31 pm

    There is a word in Swedish that fits your poem perfectly

    Mångata, which means the “street” the moon’s reflection leaves on water. I imagine you are following that silver reflection in your poem.

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    • lillian August 24, 2021 / 4:54 pm

      Exactly! As a Hallberg, always glad to learn a Swedish word! 😊

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  3. msjadeli August 24, 2021 / 3:53 pm

    I love the first two lines and:
    “Row on, row on, this cursed ship.”
    I like the message as well ❤

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  4. Ron. August 24, 2021 / 4:17 pm

    You da Master, L.

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  5. Glenn A. Buttkus August 24, 2021 / 4:40 pm

    Wonderful…”All we need is Love”, right? I liked “In the night of day, Luna lights the path”. Thanks for an interesting and challenging prompt.

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  6. sanaarizvi August 24, 2021 / 4:58 pm

    Oohh gorgeously gorgeously done, my dearest Lillian 😀 so much to love here especially; “Vast sea of glistening caps ever gleaming, beckoning me.” Sigh 💝💝

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    • Lillian August 26, 2021 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you, Sanaa! I am finally home so reading all the posts to this prompt. Very fun to see what folks did with it!

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  7. Sunra Rainz August 24, 2021 / 5:13 pm

    A lovely poem and gorgeous accompanying image. My favourite lines:

    “…Your visage when last we met,
    only that has kept me safely
    undone by storms and cloudy skies.”

    “No questioning of time.”

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    • lillian August 26, 2021 / 2:06 pm

      So very glad you enjoyed! 🙂

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  8. calmkate August 24, 2021 / 7:37 pm

    message read loud and clearly, love the blending of nature in this calming tribute!

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      • calmkate August 27, 2021 / 12:32 am

        I really did, thanks for inspiring us all Lillian! And so glad you’re home safely

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  9. lynn__ August 24, 2021 / 10:04 pm

    Crooning to the moon…definitely a love song, Lillian!

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  10. Lucy August 24, 2021 / 11:23 pm

    Beautifully written!

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  11. writingwhatnots August 25, 2021 / 9:54 am

    Lovely – I enjoyed reading this.

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    • lillian August 26, 2021 / 2:07 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  12. Helen Dehner August 25, 2021 / 12:12 pm

    I love you deeply …. cherished words. And a most beautiful acrostic+ …. helluva challenge!

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  13. areadingwriter August 26, 2021 / 4:26 am

    the hidden message and the presented images are both heart melters, Lillian. made me smile. thank you for this and for the interesting creation you made – Acrostic Plus!

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