Moon Masonry

We brush mud into
the cracks, make
bricks of our heaviest
fears, stain these bluffs
with our tears –
trembled vessels
shadowed stones –
willow-weep our way
up to where
moon’s corona
softens heart’s nail
sail off into bitter
ebony breeze,
crawl home.


Wordled for The Sunday Whirl.

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29 Responses to Moon Masonry

  1. Mary says:

    I really like “make bricks of our heaviest fears” and how you cleverly worked all of the wordle words into a kind of ‘other-wordly’ poem!

  2. brenda w says:

    Oh yes! Let the moon soften the nails in our hearts. This is fantastic, De.

  3. barbara_ says:

    Nice, De
    I had trouble with this, but you make it look so smooth
    (btw you asked somebody how to change the comment prompt: It’s in settings: discussion way down at the bottom the “comment form” prompt.

  4. Love the title…moon masonry. Perfect for your prose!

  5. markwindham says:

    well done. the word choice and flow give it that ‘heavy’ feel that is so appropriate to the subject matter.

  6. sorrygnat says:

    what planet do you come from? a superior word planet I suspect, yes, that’s it, a superior word planet ….

  7. Traci B says:

    I like what you built here. Excellent masonry. 🙂

  8. rosemary mint says:

    Very cool title and first line.

  9. Gerry Wilson says:

    Nice poetry take on today’s words! Fun, isn’t it!

  10. Marianne says:

    Brilliant writing! Love your title! My favorite lines: “make bricks of our heaviest fears, stain these bluffs with our tears” and “moon’s corona softens heart’s nail.” Truly spectacular!

  11. vivinfrance says:

    Wow, how clever to make an extended metaphor of those wordle words.

  12. Peggy Goetz says:

    I really enjoyed the images here. Excellent metaphor.

  13. Love the wordplay and your use of metaphor, De.


  14. Oh, De!!! I love the way your words went for wordle!!! This makes my heart smile:

    “trembled vessels
    shadowed stones –
    willow-weep our way”

    Excellent….the thought of trembled vessels, yes…I love this so much!

  15. I agree with all the comments above. A lovely piece. Very compact and full… ‘trembling vessels/ shadowed stones… Brill!

  16. Veronica Roth says:

    Love it to pieces De. Amazing how differently everyone interprets these 12 little words. 🙂

  17. pmwanken says:

    Love the title!! 🙂 Perfect!!

  18. Anne Katherine says:

    HEY! 🙂
    Life is hard work, is what this poem is saying to me. Love the “make bricks of our heaviest fears” and then “moon’s corona/soften’s heart’s nail.”

  19. Love this De! Our fears can really turn into bricks in our souls, weighing us down in the worst ways. Nicely wordled!

  20. whimsygizmo says:

    Thank you all, so much. Trying to get caught up, and get around to all of you today before we head out of town.

  21. seingraham says:

    From your brilliant title to “willow weep our way” – this is wonderful – about what we’ve come to expect from you De … good on you.

  22. Very DE and highly expressive in their brevity. But, you knew that!

  23. “stain these bluffs with our tears” Brilliance in brevity.

  24. julespaige says:

    Reminds me of some kind of sacrifice…To an Aztec God …at least the lucky ones got to ‘crawl home’.
    My story verse(s), one a wordle can be found here:

  25. Lindy Lee says:

    We endure. That’s the allure…

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