Friday, August 27, 2010

Four Degrees of Inspiration

This post was inspired by K.M. Weiland's post 15 Degrees of Inspiration
Well, I have a much shorter work where I can trace the history, so I'll stick with only four.
1. Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien is a delightful children's tale of a toy dog who journeys to the moon and the sea.
2. The rhyme "Why the man in the moon came down too soon," also by Tolkien; from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil or The Tolkien Reader
3. A friend's comment:
The moon is a good hermit-hole for contemplating things that happen on the world below, and the earth atmosphere tends to be a bit thin. And if you want a third reason, I enjoy chatting with the man on the moon

4. My exhaustion after a week of orientation activities

Produced the poem "Hermit's Hidey-Tower." I'll only post the first verse to reserve rights if I ever want to publish it:
One night I found on a grassy mound
a shining silver stair
I stared in awe at what I saw
resting on the air
No rope or rail if I should fail
but stretching to the stars
stairs of light amidst the night
and a journey far

1 comment:

  1. Great! Thanks so much for playing along and sharing the results. The poem is beautiful. I've always had a bit of a wild love affair with the moon. ;)