Stone the Sky and Huff


We’ve only got a few magic beans left, remember, Love?
We sold the rest for a stray cow and a song. If the tin
-tinnabulation of her dwindling bell tells
you nothing else, let’s recall that
here there be giants, and we are Lilliputian small.

Huff out that angry fear all you want, Love. The
sky’s still stoned with our madness and our tears.
Come, play connect-the-dots with me, in stars;
perhaps Orion’s got some answers on this belt.

Let’s claim a midnight cloud for our own,
wait around and watch the moon melt
from period to comma. Maybe our story’s still written
here somewhere, in inky haze and days of un
-held breath. Maybe we’ve actually won. May
……………..-be our once
upon a time has just begun.



Prompted by Quickly in September, day 24.

Linking up to dVerse Open Link Night, February 2016.


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24 Responses to Stone the Sky and Huff

  1. “wait around and watch the moon melt
    from period to comma”

    LOVE this and the connect the dots with stars as well…I so enjoy the cosmic feel of this and the inclusion of the age-old fairy tale in your opening also your closing is spot-on as always! Love.

  2. Shawna says:

    This is about a bunch of teenagers who have just graduated … it’s the after-party out in the middle of a field (of promise) somewhere. They may be getting into a bit of trouble, but they also still believe the sky’s the limit. Love this line: “The sky’s still stoned with our madness and our tears.”

  3. “Stone the sky and huff” – what more can one do, esp. when you feel you’re a Lilliputian in a land of giants. And as usual, your theme is to look to the sky – just beautiful your image of the moon (period to comma) — and the sky perhaps writing fate. And then the hopeful ending.

  4. Sara v says:

    Goosebumps!!! I love this so much. the imagery and emotion is amazing. The moon melt from period to comma— brilliant!!! Thank you for the words that makes my heart smile 🙂

  5. Grace says:

    Maybe, this once upon a time can begin ~ I specially love the ending lines ~ Beautifully written De ~

  6. Mary says:

    I think, no matter what our age, we must always keep faith in the once upon a time! If we play connect the dots, maybe we can make it all come true.

  7. ghostmmnc says:

    Star gazing, being silly, being in love…the magic of a moonlit night. 🙂 Beautiful, De!

  8. Em says:

    “let’s recall that
    here there be giants, and we are Lilliputian small” … Love.

    “watch the moon melt
    from period to comma” … Ha. Talk about female mood swings. From period to com(m)a. That’s about right! 🙂

  9. This is really how it should be.. That’s what fairy tales are all about. Love the last lines so much,

  10. Oh to be young again! Your poem made me yearn for youth, the time for dreams.

  11. Misky says:

    I reckon we’re never too old to start rewriting our future. Inspired writing, as always.

  12. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Your poem made my day ❤ ❤
    Beautifully executed!

    Lots of love,

  13. I’m always enchanted by a poem that tells a story, and when that story is infused with fairy tale and the intricacies of human behavior, well… I fall in heart first. I love the dialogue, the ease of movement from line to line. ♥

  14. lillian says:

    “Come play connect the dots with me, in stars..” I love everything about this and especially this line! A joyful piece!

  15. nmykel says:

    Oh wow! I could eat it up! So much good chewy stuff in there. Congratulations.

  16. I love the playful, whimsical feel of this.
    My favourite line….
    “wait around and watch the moon melt
    from period to comma”

  17. Bryan Ens says:

    This got me thinking…what is the story of the one who traded the beans to Jack?

  18. Anna says:

    Melodic, playful, and wise, delightful really.

  19. “watch the moon melt
    from period to comma.”

    Way cool, that line.

  20. Bekkie says:

    Playful and full of hope.

  21. Sean Michael says:

    I like the way you used that old fairy tale in your poem. Nice.

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