Monday, March 24

Tired?

Moonlight seeks the satin sheets
but that bed is not inviting.
Both it and rubbish strewn around
shrink from such floodlighting.

Moonbeams say " We will not sleep,
but stay awake all night,
search-lighting through the blue-black sky
though trying not to weep.
We cannot find a place to rest
so have to do what we do best -
play evening peek a boo with stars
round Earth and Venus!"  Even Mars
cheers on their games,
" Go to it, children!" he declaims.
"Forget the bed and let it lie
and hide its face in shame,
while you skip round the whole night long
'til sun-flares fling their flames."


Written for The Mag, with thanks to Tess and Tracey Emin

20 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for a bit of light relief!

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    1. There's a lot of gloom around in the Magpies this week - all light must be welcome. I reckon. :)

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  2. Let the light shine....nicely done

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  3. I like the idea of hiding Emin's disreputable bed under black plastic sheets. And the moonlight effect is very well rendered. Well done.

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    1. Nooo! Those are satin sheets, not plastic - though I agree, black bin liners could come in very useful for all the rubbish...

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  4. I love to hear the words of moonbeams, especially in your poem, well done.

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    1. Doesn't everyone want to hear moonbeams whispering?

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  5. I love the way you alter the images to suit your poems! Whispering moonbeams, yes! (and a chuckle or two) Thank you.

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    1. It's more that my altered images inspire me with alternative poetic ramblings. :)

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  6. Love the artistic interpretation and poetry!

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  7. This was fun to read! Thanks for a bit of comic relief!

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  8. I think we covered the whole solar system in this one , mate !

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  9. Excellent poem and I view this bed needs to be in black plastic bin liners!

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  10. As a committed insomniac, I'd be more than happy to spend a starry night here!

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  11. Lovely happy bouncy write. Thanks Jinksy.
    Anna :o]

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  12. You cleaned up before you wrote, Obsessive compulsive! I would have too but I was too tired. Full of fun as usual, Jinksy.

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  13. I love this! I'll try and think of this - and be less irritated - the next time the full moon wakes me up.

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