Prompts #8 – Take Me to the Moon

Every day, The Daily Post posts a prompt on their website – a situation or little idea you can use as inspiration to write. Although I didn’t like their explaination, yesterday’s prompt was take me to the moon. This is my interpretation.

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change.”
– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Over time, the moon has been a mystery to mankind and a source of wonder and imagination. Very often she plays an important part in religions. Today I have for you a selection of quotes, poems and artwork inspired by the moon.

The Moonthe moon

by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)

The moon was but a chin of gold
A night or two ago,
And now she turns her perfect face
Upon the world below.
Her forehead is of amplest blond;
Her cheek like beryl stone;
Her eye unto the summer dew
The likest I have known.
Her lips of amber never part;
But what must be the smile
Upon her friend she could bestow
Were such her silver will!tolkien quote
And what a privilege to be
But the remotest star!
For certainly her way might pass
Beside your twinkling door.
Her bonnet is the firmament,
The universe her shoe,
The stars the trinkets at her belt,
Her dimities of blue.

Tarot_moonIn Tarot, the moon stands for fears and anxieties, for the belief in illusions. But it also stands for intuition, for letting something you might not completely understand guide you to something new.

Again not a very texty post, but I am just in the mood for pictures and making collages… Hope you enjoy!


The tarot cards: (left to right, top to bottom)
The Silhouettes Tarot / The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot / The Fountain Tarot / The Wooden Tarot
The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot
The Firelined Tarot / The Shadowscapes Tarot / Tarot of the Magical Forest / Tarot of the Wild Unknown

The poetry:
Found here.


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