Nine Ways to Woo the Moon

{a Magic 9 poem}


Catch her in a mason jar
(be sure to crack the lid).
Swallow her with fallen stars.
Wish her well, then smile.
Fling her from your fingers, far.
Pin her to your left lapel.
Pen her in your chicken yard.
Pledge the highest bid.
Sing her something; wide your arms.


For NaPoWriMo, day 9. Magic 9 was invented by a misspelling of “Abacadab(r)a,” as rhyme scheme. 


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24 Responses to Nine Ways to Woo the Moon

  1. lifelessons says:

    Would work for the moon or a lover. We were on the same track today, but my poem with a very similar theme was for the WordPress Daily Post prompt. Loved your poem. Always do.

  2. Shawna says:

    All ya gotta do is make her laugh; then she’ll sit in your lap and tickle your cries.

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  4. What a delightful, and highly creative poem – so richly envisioned and whimsical!

  5. your magic with a lid on it! happy this got featured

  6. erbiage says:

    De, love it. Mason jars fill my pantry. And the moon so bright tonight, congrats on the napowrimo feature!

  7. Ah, De, that’s great. Lovely to see you as a NaPoWriMo choice, too.

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  9. pdholm says:

    Charming. Did you by chance write a napiwrimo poem several years ago ‘City Girl’s?
    I hear the same deft wimsy in your poem.

    • whimsygizmo says:

      Hi, and thank you. I believe last year was my first year discovering NaPoWriMo, addicting it to the other poetry/prompt sites I wrote for. And that title is not familiar. I do loves me some whimsy. 😉

  10. merrildsmith says:

    I love this one! Such whimsy-gizmoness to this! 🙂

  11. I like this one! Full of light and happiness 🙂

  12. Jim says:

    A clever, nifty little poem, De. Grander but more human than catching caterpillars or fireflies in that jar. Congratulations for you and thus poem being the NaPoWriMo site featured writer as the Day Nine writer with this poem.
    An aside, our great-grandnice posted on her wedding Amazon[dot]com wish list both quart and two quart Mason jars. We bought her both kinds, at Target. I forgot to ask my niece what she wanted them for. I do know that you already have the moon in your jar. (Please treat her nice.)

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  14. Bryan Ens says:

    Lovely, De!and congrats on being the featured let today!

  15. colorfulpen says:

    I have a fascination with the moon and this is just beautiful. Congrats on the NaPoWriMo feature! Much deserved.

  16. whimsygizmo says:

    Thank you so much, all, for your generous comments. I’m honored and humbled to be featured today.

  17. Linda G says:

    Thumbs up on both the poem and the NaPoWriMo shout out

  18. Smitha V says:

    Congratulations on being chosen the featured participant. Lovely, light hearted poem.👌

  19. I live this magical poem, De, especially ‘swallow her with fallen stars’. Enjoyed the form as well.

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