For today’s prompt, write an across the sea poem. This could be a love letter, an electronic submission through cyber space and time, or a travel poem (by air or sea, though probably not car). Modern travel or back in the days of rugged explorers. Wandering or wondering, your choice. As always, the prompt is just the springboard to your poem; feel free to bend and break.
ACROSS MARE TRANQUILLITATIS
by John Yeo
On a clear night you will see
A blue planet spinning free.
As I float here in a gaseous cloud
On the rocky shores of our mystical sea
Our home is here on the rocky shore,
We were visited by these primitives before.
They arrived wearing massive unwieldy suits
Bouncing around the far shore of our sea
We lunar people are composed of gas
Our life is tranquil, we will stay free,
We bathe and feed and refresh our minds
In our sea of invisibility, the magical lunar sea
We know the primitives will return,
We will do our best to keep protected
Before our moon is seriously infected
By an alien primitive mass, invading our sea
Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved
Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”