“Moonbathing” – a word can paint a poem

Have you ever been drawn to a single word or phrase that speaks to you?  Maybe the word conjures up a special memory, maybe it paints a beautiful picture in your mind, or maybe it just rolls of your tongue.  Let that word linger in your mind, let it take you somewhere beyond the ordinary.  Pick up your pen, brush, scissor, or whatever tool you want and transform the meaning of that word into something memorable.

For me, that word was “moonbathing” and I heard it on Wednesday night while driving in my car with my brother.  For those that know me, I have a koala beanie in my car called Koala-Wala who has a personality of his own.  Anyhow, my brother flipped him over on his back, exposing his white tummy and said Koala was moonbathing.  When I heard that word, it just spoke to me, I felt it in my spine.  A thousand images popped into my mind and I knew I had to write a poem about it.  Here goes:

Moonbathing

Whistling throughout the night,
the wind rustles the trees,
the grass, my glistening
fur coat
as I lie
on the wet soil, sniffing
the air, refreshing
after the last rainfall.

Crystal droplets gleam
in the moonlight.
The crickets chant
vibrates in my ear,
melodic, soothing, hypnotic.
as white light dances
in the water.
Ripples of beauty
cascading throughout the pond,
mesmerizing,
and then I see her.

The small of her back, exposed
above a silky fabric
gently floating in the air.
Skin so smooth, so white,
like porcelain,
so very, very cold.
Her body drifts toward me,
glistening in the moonlight.
Under the twinkles
in the sky,
her soul will be reborn.

I close my eyes and howl.

Send your wishes to the sky

Will your 2012 New Year‘s wishes have a higher chance of coming true if you sent it to the heavens in the sky?  HP believes it would be a success with their Twitter Wisher project.  Anyone who visits the site and tweets using the hashtag ‘#everybody2012′ will have their wishes printed on a balloon and launched from their Dubai headquarters.  It’s a novel and inspiring idea, like how people use to hang their hand written wishes onto trees and stuff them into bottles and send them out to sea.  With HP, each balloon will have a unique code that can be entered into the website for mapping purposes when someone comes across your floating balloon of wishes.  It’s amazing to think that a single balloon, a single wish, can have the possibility of connecting two people from across the world.  Imagine how people use to communicate by sending love letters carried by birds or sent across the ocean in bottles.  Do you think that someone can find love through this project?  As a hopeless romantic, I think it could happen.  🙂  However, balloons may not be so friendly for our environment and wild life.

What if HP reworked their marketing campaign where anyone interested in submitting a wish would enter in their address anonymously.  Then on a certain date/time, HP will print everyone’s wish on postcards and mail it off to another country.  That could be pretty cool. 🙂