night sky unfolding
whispers coming from beyond
speaks an oracle
of divine engendering
wise ancient stars bedazzle

©2022 July Day


Written for Moonwashed Weekly Prompt–Bedazzle:

Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay


Gilded clouds glide, passing me by.

Dream-ships sailing darkening sky,

Steering toward a distant place

Not found by maps, but by grace.

Do they hear my sorrowful sigh?

I watch their fleet, tears in my eyes—

Oh, how I wish that I could fly,

My lonely eagle soul, embrace.

Gilded clouds glide.

In their wispy hearts, I descry,

I’m not worthy of a Shanghai,

Not worthy to share their blest space.

Passing from sight, leaving no trace,

They whisper on the wind…goodbye.

Gilded clouds glide.

©️2022 July Day


Written for Moonwashed Weekly Challange–Gilded:

Image by Claudio Kirner from Pixabay


Vivacious colors mingle, merge,
happy-dance upon blank canvas.
Yellow, red, and others converge
with joyous shouts of “Look at us!”
Shocked, the artist stares, most anxious,
as the sly, scheming colors beam,
escape the brush, paint their own dreams.

©2022 July Day
rhyme royal

Written for Moonwashed Weekly Challenge–Vivacious

Image by edith lüthi from Pixabay


fluff of life burns away
scatters on the wind
ambition seeds new way

©2022 July Day


Written for Moonwashed Challenge–Ambitious:

Image by Ervin Gjata from Pixabay


placid sea
breathless wonder

©2022 July Day


Written for: Moonwashed Weekly Challenge–Breathless

Image by ELG21 from Pixabay


lonely sentinels
reach up to the midnight moon
fair face their lodestone
pale, captivating goddess
who hears their nocturnal prayers

©2022 July Day

Written for Moonwashed Weekly Challange–Captivating:

Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay


sapphire wings flutter
resplendent lacy display
beauty unaware

©2022 July Day


Written for Moonwashed Weekly Challenge:

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Drama Queens

sun splays
atop mountain
looks down on gloomy sea
blue waves slam against soul’s nadir
rocks weep

©2022 July Day

American cinquain

Written for Moonwashed Weekly Challenge—Dramatic:

Image by Thomas Whitaker from Pixabay

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