Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday 160 - Winter Moon

Its brightness filled the sky
trying with all its might
to warm the cold earth below.
But no matter its effort
the full moon was no match
for winter’s icy grip.

If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.


Larry said...

yes it is an icy grip be sure to watch your step... You'll find me at the link below..

A Sunday 160

joanna said...


P-town had a beautiful luminous full moon tonight, no wonder you wrote such a lovely 160.

mine will be up shortly,


Brian Miller said...

nice....the moon has been gorgeous the last couple nights...luckily in my world the days have been in the 60s and 70s...ahhh

mine is up monkey

Brian Miller said...

stranger is up but without go check her 160

moondustwriter said...

She has many other allures tho ( I should know)


Thanks MM for keeping this going even with your busy schedule

Moonie hugs

no place to run

Maude Lynn said...

This is really pretty, Monkey Man.

Mine is up.

gautami tripathy said...

Moon fascinates me in all its aspects.

Here is mine:

stepped up

Strummed Words said...

That icy grip progresses
stealthily my way...

Caty said...

The moon was gorgeous last night! Luckily it was in the 60's which made it all the more enjoyable for me :)

G-Man said...

This seems to be the running theme today....

Great pic!!

I Played today...G

Unknown said...


Mine is up

Unknown said...

Oh! It worked. I lost my first comment, which was something stupid about wanting Spring and how great the picture and words go together. Didn't expect just "Brrr" to actually post.

Mine is up

Helen said...

OH, OH many times over! That moon on Friday evening as it sat on the horizon here in Bend Oregon ~ filled my entire heart, my soul, every little part of my being!!!

Stranger said...

Hi Monkeyman, I love the idea of the moon trying to warm something as though it were the sun. Adds to the wintery feel. Beautiful.

Brian already linked me. (Thanks Brian!).

Sharon Day said...

That was beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Lovely moon, but don't expect it to keep you warm. :) - Great pic & 160!

Mine's here

Mona said...

Of course, its no match. Moon is cool, but winter is Cold!

My 160 is up too!

Unknown said...

That was an amazing moon! Mine is finally up.

Winter's Respite

Possum said...

It always amazes me that we all look up at the same moon

Mine is here

nitewrit said...


Bit late to the party, but I think I made it. My 160 Challenge poem is "When the Muse takes Vacation" and can be found at

I think the poem will explain my tardiness.

Old Goat Larry

Anonymous said...

Winter may be the stronger one... but yesterday, I really got to see the Moon's pull!! The tide was so low that I thought Hudson was drying up!! Whheewww

But I hear ya, MM... Winter seems to be having a stronger grip at the moment... well said!!

Here's my 160... I know I am kinda late.. but hey! Better late than never! :)

Shadow said...

aaah, but it does warm the heart.

Deborah said...

Beautifully written.

Julie Ferguson said...

It's not icy here but very windy, cold and rainy. I love it!

Sandra said...

Duh. No kidding. That's why it's winter, and it's icy. And gripping.

Jannie Funster said...

Poor little moon, so cold. But bringing such beauty to us all, like your blog!


Pheromone Girl said...

It's funny, I Have a strong connection to the moon. My favorite is the new moon, when things start fresh and nothing old hangs on, if its not welcome.

Olivia said...

Moon looks lot warmer when orangish, it seems it's going to glow.. It looks lot bigger too..

Winter is almost here (In India) but my romance with Moon has not yet begun for the season, it's cloudy ;)

Wishing you a nice Sunday

My First Kiss

Marla said...

Love the writing and the photo is absolutely amazing.