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Mooning over the moon – a ghazal

17 Jul


Sun’s opposite, ruler of the night
Control the seas, hope in the dark,  sliver moon

Moon over Pismo State Beach

Shares the sky with the sun
Delicate white light, half moon

Moon over Santa Cruz

Full, round, lush, sky-filling light
Pregnant with power, full moon

Moon over Boulder Creek

Mysterious glow, elusive light
Sparkles through tree leaves, harvest moon

Ghazal is an Arabic form of poetry.  When the form is translated into English, it becomes a series of couplets that share an ending word or phrase.
My attempt at Ghazal is far from traditional or typical.  Learn more about this form by visiting The Ghazal Page and reading some really good ones.
More Ghazal poems at Totally Optional Prompts.
All content written by Liza Lee Miller unless otherwise noted.
© 2008, Liza Lee Miller. Creative Commons License


Mish-Mash – Caring for Birds

17 Jul

So, it turns out that I’m not alone in caring about birds — but you probably knew that, didn’t you?  Here are a couple of pieces that show how others care about birds, too.  Yes, it’s a bit of a cop out — my mother is visiting.  She brought my son home — he’s been staying with them for a week and a half.  So, just now, my focus is elsewhere.  You understand!


Duckling XCU