Chameleon Moon

She winks and mocks
from a curious sky,
golden one moment,
silver the next
and trying hard
to play peek-a-blue
with all these clueless

She’s a wily one,
and before you can quite
catch her, fetch her,
she changes into


It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting. Come play! 



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51 Responses to Chameleon Moon

  1. Grace says:

    She is a mystery of all times. Love the chameleon – specter, spider, storm. Thanks for hosting De.

  2. Love it so much… the peek-a-blue made me smile…
    miss chievous moon

  3. A spider from Mars, no doubt 🙂

  4. V.J. Knutson says:

    I like it! The moon’s a trickster.

  5. Glenn Buttkus says:

    The moon hides a lot behind our winter’s cloudy skies; such a shame. Your tale is so fetching.

  6. This is lovely. I know the wordcount doesn’t allow for it but I would have loved another stanza. Those two left me desperate for more.

  7. welshstream says:

    Just love the moon ~ and this is a lovely little poem capturing some of her many aspects

  8. lillian says:

    Ah the changing phases of the moon…..fickle she is!

  9. Love this! And even though Bjorn beat me to it, I’m going to say the “peek-a-blue” was my favorite line.

  10. I like the playfulness of the first stanza, and then the switch to something a little spookier. Deft.

  11. qbit says:

    “to play peek-a-blue” — fabulous.

  12. Rob Kistner says:

    Love that sneaky moon, and loved this poem De! Oh those foolish clueless clouds… 😉 BTW, we got a super-blood-wolf moon coming the 21st! Click on my name here if you’re curious.

  13. msjadeli says:

    Fun wordplay here.

  14. Beverly Crawford says:

    Peek-a-blue … Inspired! Such a gentle, sweet poem, bearing that wily moon no ill will at all!

  15. – ” a curious sky,” – arouses the reader’s interest right from the start and finishes on lovely lyrical wordplay

  16. sanaarizvi says:

    Such a wonderfully mysterious character you paint here, De! ❤️ I love how “she changes into specter, spider, storm.” Wow!

  17. Candy says:

    LOVE your moon poems – peek-a-blue – you are too clever!

  18. Lovely lines. Clueless clouds got a laugh out of me.

  19. lollipop chakras says:

    I already sent you my thoughts. I love your poem.

  20. rothpoetry says:

    Your images are so good. Love the ever changing and elusive moon!

  21. wildchild47 says:

    to be lulled by luna – and the tic! tick! switch it to the far side, which we never see … ah well, we can dream and enjoy the wonderful words here …. this is both light and charming, playful and slightly wicked, in the best of ways … enjoyed your quadrille so much 🙂

  22. It dances! A very playful and effective poem.

  23. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    Fascinating how the moon can be both comforting and scary at times… I suppose it has a lot to do with the clouds and weather…

  24. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I like playfulness of this. May we never tire of the moon and her magic.

  25. Nora says:

    peek-a-blue is delightful! Thank you for the chimerical changeling challenge.

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  27. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line about the curious sky: “to play peek-a-blue”

  28. kim881 says:

    I am enchanted by your chameleon moon, De! I love the use of colour in the first stanza and the internal rhyme and ‘ooh’ sounds of ‘play peek-a-blue / with all these clueless / clouds’, and the internal slant rhymes in the second stanza.So playful!

  29. A wonderful Q De, I especially love her playing ‘peek-a-blue with all these clueless clouds’ xxx

  30. Moon Colors
    More Emotions
    GRoWinG Birds
    With Wings
    oFF iNFeathers
    Do iT aGaiN
    ALWaYS iN
    Feels So
    As Night So Bright..:)

  31. Teresa says:

    This is a wonderful characterization of the moon.

  32. Misky says:

    Oh those last three lines are fab!

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