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One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Harvest Moon

My friends, tonight’s Harvest Moon begs for a response. Here she is, as seen last night from Northampton, Massachusetts.

photo by the inimitable Steve Sauter

And here she is, in a song that needs no introducing.

 

Your challenge is to share a new poem inspired by Neil Young, the Harvest Moon, being still in love, dancing, flannel, trucks, sexy backup singers, or anything else your heart desires related to any of the above. Can’t wait to read your Harvest Moon inspirations.
 

23 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wonderful idea, Marian! My daughter is going to her last school dance tonight under the Harvest Moon. Seems auspicious.

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Oh, great way to begin the weekend. Looking forward to the reads.

Margaret said...

Sweet. My cable connection looks like its going to behave for now. I will be back to visit - I'm off to volunteer at the kids school :)

Susan said...

O the memories! I indulge happily ...

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Hope you don't mind me jumping aboard Marian - just had too (in view of your prompt.

Kind regards
Anna :o]

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Marian - thank you.

hedgewitch said...

One of the best songs of forever, Marian, and the moon is always a generous muse. Today is shot here, but will see if I can't find something later.

Debi Swim said...

Love the prompt - be back later to read - can't wait

Marian said...

gosh this prompt feels as romantic in the daylight as it did last night when i posted it. now that is a real testament to the brilliance of Neil Young!
love your entries so far, friends. keep em coming.

juzta mom said...

Oh one of my favorite songs. I sway everytime I hear it. Beautiful prompt!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Marian: as the opportunity for comments seems to be absent from your blog - came back here to say I love your words.

Anna :o]

humbird said...

Thanks, Marian! Sorry, we can't comment on your blog...anyway I love what you've created for prompt.

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful challenge Marian...love Neil Young and the harvest moon.

Marian said...

glad you all like this! of course it was perfectly obvious that you would. :)

thanks for the kind words, too, friends. i disabled comments on my blog (Expectation-Free Blogging, hah) BUT not trying to be rude, i'm here, and also there's a "contact me" gadget thingy on my blog if anyone wants to say hello over there. xoxo

Fireblossom said...

Northampton! "Where the coffee is strong and so are the women"!

Ella said...

Oh, one has to love these offerings and the moon :D Thank you Marian!

grapeling said...

a fitting prompt, marian ~ M

Karen said...

Oh, I love this prompt, this song (which, by the way, I haven't been able to get out of my head all day), and this Harvest Moon!

'Scuse me, but I'm going dancing...

Marian said...

one should keep this song in the head at all times, just in case.

fireblossom, i see you have visited our town! (perhaps i already knew that, hmmm.)

Kathie Brown said...

I followed a link from someone else blog and had no idea everyone was writing poems about September and the harvest moon. As I had already written such a poem today I decided to link up! This is my first visit to this blog.

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Wow, I know this but I know Cassandra Wilson's cover.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU5jqVOW6gk

Ella said...

Thank you Marian! I had fun with this one :D

Heaven said...

Marian, thanks for the lovely music ~

My first tanka poem is dedicated to the harvest moon ~

Happy weekend to all ~