So sometimes I get inspired and write poems. It doesnt happen very often, and I like to share the ones I do manage to spit out. These are a couple I wrote about 2 years back.
For this first one, I got the inspiration as I was driving one night to a singles ward activity and had this huge full moon out in front of me the whole way to the church. I thought about it the entire night, even when I came home and went to bed. Suddenly, it came to me; I jumped out of bed and, in the dark, composed the following:
Alone, the moon wanders,
A glowing pearl, as twilight melts
Into velvet blackness.
She paints the land
in deep blues and baleful silvers.
Shadows reign beneath her watchful eye --
And lovers sing to her their lovers' woe.
this other poem is actually a set of three smaller "poem-ettes" that I wrote after a nice nighttime hike up to the "Y" with my friend Steve. The view of the valley from up there is pretty spectacular, especially if your taking in the view upside-down.
At night the sky is an ocean
Amid its still and darkened waters the moon drifts -
A lone and weary mariner.
From where I stand I see,
I can see forever.
The city sprawls beneath me --
It is diamonds and amber thrown across a velvet drape.
I could fall into the sky - I am sure it would swallow me whole;
Then I'd become a star, and watch the Earth from sky forevermore.