This is generated by writing prompts from two wonderful writing sites. The first, IGRT, is responsible for the form, which is called tanka. A
tanka contains 31 syllables in a line pattern of 5/7/5/7/7. Check out the link for a much more complete description, and other writers' tankas. The second source, The Mag, has provided the picture. Check that site for more writers' responses to this image.
This is for G-man's FF-55. Click on the link and check it out. The prompt for a poem about the moon came from Brendan at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. Check out that site for some excellent poetry and a link to a brilliant poem by Sylvia Plath (and interesting background information by Brendan). I'm not listing there though, since I'd a bit late, and I didn't quite follow the rules and use the word list provided. But you should still have a look!
I feel a little unfinished with my posts today, but here goes. I have two versions of a poem, one for dVerse I in the Looking back/forward I chose the previous 'hearth, home and common speech' prompt. The other, shorter version is for my very favorite G-man and his FF55. I think they need a little settling and tweaking, but here's what I have so far: (I appreciate your feedback and/or suggestions, including which version you prefer.)