Tonight I’m reworking a prose poem I wrote a while back. Originally, it was a single paragraph, but I’m wondering if this form might work better. Please – share your thoughts below!
The night was dark and the moon was high
As the brave young man strode calmly by
And promised to pluck the moon from the sky
For the girl he loved to wear in her eyes.
He aimed with his arrow,
And shot true and high,
Encircling the moon with a great length of twine,
But it wasn’t enough to capture the prize.
For the moon it continued
To climb through the sky,
And as it did it pulled on the twine,
And ever so slowly did the brave young man rise
Till he found himself alone in the sky
With the moon and his arrow and a great length of twine,
And no way to get back
To the girl that he loved
With the moon in her eyes.
For ever and always
He’ll continue to try
To capture the moon
To hang in the eyes
Of the girl that he loved
On that cold, dark night,
And he’ll never forget
The way that she cried
When he disappeared into
The great black sky
To fetch her the moon
To wear in her eyes.
He’ll never forget
The way that she died
With the moon shining brightly
In her dark brown eyes.
And now it’s your turn – which version do you like better, the prose version or this one? Tell me in the comments!
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