I love John Bauer’s illustrations. They are so mysteriously joyful. You can read about him here. The caption for this one is: Once upon a time, there was a prince riding in the moonlight.
The word suggestions:
Star, gift, wander, soaring, cobalt.
Use any form you like, including the words if you’ve a mind to, and post the link to your creation in the comments before next Tuesday. Be inspired!
The first poem I wrote to this illustration was before I’d thought to choose a handful of words, so I’ll post it another time. This is the second one. You can read it below.
Following the wandering stars,
I soar through cobalt air in search
of silver light, a gift for you.
The moon, too high and out of reach,
I plunge to where it mirror-rides,
white ripple-faced on ocean dark.
We splice the waves like gannet birds,
my rainbow-wingéd mount and I
and find beneath the glassy waves
a pearl as bright as morning sky.
For you I searched the midnight hours
and delved beneath the slick black skin
of oceans, seas and placid lakes.
I found that earth, so wide so deep,
holds nothing of more beauty than
the love already in our hearts,
the silver star chain in our eyes.