Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday 160 Challenge


A Night Sight



The moon is a white eye
cloud-lidded
in a broad blue face
and it peers over the hill,
over the giant supine silhouette
of some black, some dozing beast.


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The Sunday 160 challenge is to write something in exactly 160 characters, including spaces. You'll note if you count that I added a couple of spaces to this poem to make it reach the mark.

The place to check out for the rules is Monkey Man at



13 comments:

the walking man said...

I think it be time to kick the beast in the ass and wake it from its slumbers, son of a bitch has been sleeping and dreaming too long now. Night needs rend day.

Karen said...

Bravo! I love the image of the black dozing beast.

Just Be Real said...

Very lovely said enchantedoak in 160 characters! Blessings and hugs....

Nessa said...

I like it, including the extra spaces.

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Dave King said...

I like that. I like it very much. It's the poetic equivalent of a sculpture maquette: it's all there, but in chunky, handleable form. Excellently conceived.

Dianne said...

I am such a sucker for that moon, I cannot sleep with it, Double
Dang!

Brian Miller said...

nicely done, perhaps i will give this a try...160 yikes! i love the moon as well...and dreamed often of it as a kid....

sarah said...

beautiful.

Monkey Man said...

Love that description in a 160. I am a moon child so you really got me on this one. Thanks for participating.

Dianne said...

mine is up!

Tall Kay said...

I struggle enough with 55 words! I admire you talented writers that make this look so easy! Excellent vision of the full moon!

Shadow said...

a full moon at its best!

swapnap said...

cloud lidded....was great on that broad blue face. enjoyed the read.

Have a good day.

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