#OctPoWriMo Day 27: So Many Moon Songs

The Graveyard under a Full Moon by Maria L. Berg 2021

For Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge, moon, I returned to the full moon created in my hearth scene the other day and played with some color gels and bokeh creatures I didn’t get to yesterday.

The Graveyard under a Blood Moon by Maria L. Berg 2021


Today’s prompt, “Expecting,” ties in well with this morning’s efforts: nothing went as expected, reminding me that expectations lead to disappointments.

The 2018 prompt was “What color is it?” This got me thinking about all of the colors of the moon, which got me thinking about different songs about the moon.

Since listening to my childhood records inspired yesterday, I tried listening to “moon” songs for inspiration today.

The Maddening Moon

Walk with me
along the banks of Moon River
by the light of the silvery moon
I’ll sing you a moonlight serenade
while we’re followed
by a moon shadow

In other words I thought
a walk in the moonlight
would be romantic
In other words I’m feeling
paranoid and I think
we’re being followed

Fly me to the moon
to the moon and back
I’ve been talking to the moon
the moon and the sky and
the blue moon says
there’s a bad moon rising

In other words I was expecting
you to glow in the moonlight
In other words I think I made
some mistakes tonight
What was that sound?
Did you hear that?

You begin to hum a song
about the moon, shame
on the moon for not singing along
I remember there will be
a new moon on Monday and fear
it will be the Killing Moon

In other words you’re oblivious
to the dangers that surround you
In other words the moon shadow
is coming for your hands, eyes and legs
and I’m not sticking around
to watch.

The Blue Fairy in a Blue Moon by Maria L. Berg 2021

Happy Reading and Writing!

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