Let’s harmonize with the Ancients, and each other.
On October 8th, the full moon rises. In the hours it’s alight, let’s do like the Ancients do, and send out a poem to those we’re thinking about but cannot be with, or to each other, or simply to the moon itself.
In a wrinkle on the tradition of Full Moon parties, let’s post our poems on WordPress and tag them “fullmoonsocial2014” and/or on Twitter and hashtag them #FullMoonSocial2014.
Let’s celebrate together this next full moon! Also, if you’re interested in having your poem included in a free epub anthology linking to your blog or website, leave a comment below with a simple “put me in the anthology.” If enough people are interested I will put it together and it will be available on this site and free.
What do you think? If you’re in, feel free to let your poet friends know, and reblog this post if desired. This is not about an edited anthology, this is not a competition. This is not about making money or marketing–this is just plain a full moon social celebration. a time we can share together, as poets and readers, the things and people we love, no matter where we are when the moon rises on October 8th.
Full moon rising and setting times can be found here, and I’ve included a few sample times below. http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/
FULL MOON RISING AND SETTING TIMES, OCT 8 2014
Staunton, VA — OCT 8 7:01 PM to 8:30 AM OCT 9
Kansas City, MO — OCT 8 7:07 PM to 8:38 AM OCT 9
Austin, TX — OCT 8 7:48 PM to 8:41 AM OCT 9
Los Angeles, CA — OCT 8 6:49 PM to 8:11 AM OCT 9
Seattle, WA — OCT 8 6:50 PM to 8:48 PM OCT 9
Istanbul, Turkey — OCT 8 6:37 PM to 8:03 AM OCT 9
Hong Kong — OCT 8 5:59 PM to 6:49 AM OCT 9
Manila, Philippines — OCT 8 5:35 PM to 6:16 AM OCT 9
I love this idea! count me in / put me in the anthology 🙂
Rock on, C. I’ll be looking for your contribution Wednesday!
I’m in. Sounds fun. Put me in the anthology. The wine’s on me!
[thinking “should have made bottle of wine the entry fee…”] Awesome, Robert.
I hope you don’t mind sparkling wine.
You had me at the “wine” part.
I’ve my fingers crossed that your guest will post something as well.
There is also a lunar eclipse early on October 8 before dawn. Most of those in North America will be able to see at least part of it.
Wow. Miranda, I’m expecting a report on that eclipse from you …
Cross your fingers that the weather’s good!
Here in VA we’re looking at potential for clear skies Tues and Wed nights…
Nice idea, Jeff. Okay, I’m in. And you can include me in the anthology.
Awesome, Len. I am looking forward to this full moon.
What a fabulous idea! I will try my best to participate 🙂
Sign me up, JS! Forecast here is for developing clouds, which has a lot of potential…
It truly does. It’ll be interesting to see how the weather is in the various locations this Wednesday. A lot of us will be looking up at, or for, the moon!
If the Moon magic doesn’t sway me away, Id love to participate!
Cool idea, Jeff! Here’s a haiku you can use in the anthology if you’d like:
in earth’s shadow cone
the Moon’s mountains disappear —
sunflowers at dusk
That’s it from here!
I like that, Ron. You should post it Wednesday morning during the eclipse and tag it fullmoonsocial2014…
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Note that there is also a total eclipse of the Moon on the 8th. See the link below for details in your area.
Count me in, anthology and all
Thanks Ruby! See you Wednesday…
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Sorry I missed this. I love a big fat yellow moon (being something of a moon pie myself). You rock, Jeff
There’s place for you here on Wednesday night, MJ. Hope to see something of yours, or just follow the poems as people post them.
Fun! I’m in and reblogging so my other poet friends can join in. Put me in your anthology.
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Hey Poet Friends! Thought this might be something you’d be interested in. Hope you join me.
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I did!! : )
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Hi Jeff, I just posted my contribution – thanks for hosting this lovely party! I’d love to be part of the anthology too.
Very cool work–both image and poem.
Mine’s up too, Jeff: http://robertokaji.com/2014/10/08/nine-ways-of-shaping-the-moon-fullmoonsocial2014/
Thanks for hosting!
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This is a terrific prompt! Please put me in the anthology! 🙂
You got it, T.
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