"Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness."
Khalil Gibran

Friday, April 14, 2017


I won’t be diminished, eclipsed or hidden.
You’re going to see my light.
Christina Grimmie



Restless after dark
In the green city, alone
Where no torch burns the shadows~
Cupping the moon in my palm,
I am the eclipse.


A tanka suggested by the song Invisible by Christina Grimmie, which is featured on Music with Marian in the Imaginary Garden.

This is my 15th poem of the month, which means I have met my personal challenge... Anything else I write will be bonus.


  1. Congrats on hitting your goal and on another tight piece of writing.

    1. Thanks, Paul. I go back to work next week and my pace always slows down at that point. I shall endeavour to keep writing but didn't want to set an unrealistic goal.

  2. Congratulations, Kerry. You are a hard worker and very faithful to the Art. And of course, like the proverbial EXCELLENT TEACHER, you must excel. (I hope I am here for the full 30, I was last year. But then, I'm retired.)

    1. Haha! I never of it that way, Jim, but I guess you have a point. Thank you.

  3. Congratulations, Kerry ❤️ Such a stunning write!

  4. Absolutely sterling write.
    and Congratulations

  5. "Cupping the moon in my palm" -- LOVE this.
    You're rocking the month away! Congratulations!

  6. and each has been of high quality. you do inspire :) ~

  7. There's tautology in the use of "eclipse" in this poem, a troping of the word -- Grimmie's lyric is young and defiant of partialing light where the speaker cups halved light in her hands. There is a use for experience! Congrats for completing your challenge. I was chugging away and then everything went blank. Maybe next year.

  8. This is beautiful, I love it. Green city!
    You've been on fire this month. Thank you for you! xo

  9. beautiful and agree with Michael--each (at least of the ones I've been able to read) has been really tightly woven, graceful, and sharp. This one too. I love the idea of the moon in the palm, though find the idea of one's self as eclipse rather sad. Thanks, Kerry. k.


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