Oregon Moon

Written for: Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads
The challenge is write a new poem or prose poem inspired by the title, verse or style by Jane Hirshfield.

I was inspired by this poem:

Sonoma Fire

Large moon the deep orange of embers.
Also the scent.
The griefs of others—beautiful, at a distance.


When pink fire fades
Stars take their places and blink
Full moon uncovers sins


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to Oregon Moon

  1. Candy says:

    Oooooo. This is striking!

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  2. The moon is a witness indeed.

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  3. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    I like the way it extends the lines you quote.


  4. Sanaa says:

    This is beautiful.. and you chose a great poem for inspiration 😀
    Wishing you a very happy mother’s day 😀
    Lots of love

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  5. Grace says:

    I love the imagery of pink fire fading ~ Lovely tercet ~ Thanks for participating with Real Toads and wishing you happy weekend ~


  6. Rosemary is right…it adds another layer to the quoted lines. Very nice, Sara


  7. greenspeckblogger says:

    A library is always such a wonderful place for book lovers 🙂


  8. ZQ says:


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  9. C.C. says:

    You may have been inspired by Jane, but your own talent is clearly evident here and your own lines are gorgeous 🙂


  10. I love the whole idea of an Oregon Moon. I can almost see it!


  11. Opal Onyx says:

    I think you nailed it.


  12. One can’t lie to the moon. Love it.


  13. whimsygizmo says:

    LOVE this take, ma’am. I was inspired by the same poem. 🙂


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