Night strewn with pebbles,
and the slow, unhurried weight
of the moon's grey tortoise shell
across the shore.


  1. Have you thought of checking out

    I don't know how you'd do w/ "prompt" writing, but I think you might like it.

  2. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out!

    "Prompts" work well to spark a fuse. Check out "Twelve Stones on a Necklace" for an example of poems written around gemstones suggested to me by readers and friends.

  3. Love the poem. I can see exactly what you're seeing. "the moon's grey tortoise shell" really works for me! Did you want the repetition of slow and unhurried?

  4. Thanks! And yes, the two words work together in defining the pacing.


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