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591 · Jan 2021
Alice
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Alice fell down the rabbit-hole
Tired of making daisy chains
There lurked a world so full of soul
Alice fell down the rabbit-hole
A knave was tried for tarts he stole
The Queen of Hearts likes to complain
Alice fell down the rabbit-hole
Tired of making daisy chains
Inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
289 · Mar 2021
Dreamland
Ellington Moon Mar 2021
Anything is possible here
Anything you could ever do
There are things to love and fear
Anything is possible here
You might meet a mystical seer
Or maybe there’s an old emu
Anything is possible here
Anything you could ever do
Hello I still exist!
209 · Jan 2021
Stories and Worlds
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Stories and worlds inside my head
All I want right now is to sleep
But words flow as I lay in bed
Stories and worlds inside my head
Creativity far from dead
It does not help to count the sheep
Stories and worlds inside my head
All I want right now is to sleep
193 · Jul 2021
Reverie
Ellington Moon Jul 2021
Hidden behind a mask
Of leaves and painted petals
Twin iron fires gleam
A smile full of malice
A cloak of pine and gold
Casts darkened, scheming shadows
Pale hands, slender fingers
Reaching for a knife
for Reverie, the masked manipulator
from Chaos, a WIP novel
182 · Mar 2021
Night Guardian
Ellington Moon Mar 2021
Strange old guardian of the night
Standing so proud, standing so tall
Eyes wov’n from shadow and starlight
Strange old guardian of the night
Dark abyss with hair shining bright
They’re always looking out for all
Strange old guardian of the night
Standing so proud, standing so tall
163 · Feb 2021
Time Eternal
Ellington Moon Feb 2021
Always moving in just one way
Time eternal, ever-flowing
Ticking and tocking night and day
Always moving in just one way
Steadily going, June till May
Never stopping, always going
Always moving in just one way
Time eternal, ever-flowing
130 · Jan 2021
Nature's Song
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Notes falling like the winter snow
They sparkle like so many gems
Chasing each other to and fro
Notes falling like the winter snow
Promoting joy; inflicting woe
Wav'ring on wind like flower stems
Notes falling like the winter snow
They sparkle like so many gems
Ellington Moon Nov 2021
blue is a bittersweet colour
with a thousand different shades
some shades that are happy
and some that are lonely
and shades of excitement
and shades that are sad and
blue is a bittersweet colour
114 · Feb 2021
Sunset
Ellington Moon Feb 2021
Colors splashed all across the sky
Reflected on the rippling lake
The sun is setting, night is nigh
Colors splashed all across the sky
The world is bathed in golden light
The pretty inverse of daybreak
Colors splashed all across the sky
Reflected on the rippling lake
106 · Jul 2021
adventure
Ellington Moon Jul 2021
over mountains
down to valleys
run through fountains
and back alleys

it doesn't matter quite exactly where
as long as there is (relative) fresh air
breezing soft or rushing through my hair
87 · Jan 2021
Rainbow
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Red, or'nge, yellow, the sun's bright light
Violet night, blue sky, green leaves
Isn't the world a pretty sight?
Red, or'nge yellow, the sun's bright light
Silver moon against the dark night
Gold stars glow from the heavens' eaves
Red, or'nge yellow, the sun's bright light
Violet night, blue sky, green leaves
79 · Jan 2021
Autumn
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Summer is past, winter comes soon
Leaves and fire, crackle-crackle
Were-wolves howl beneath the moon
Summer is past, winter comes soon
Music box plays a haunting tune
Can you hear the witches cackle?
Summer is past, winter comes soon
Leaves and fire, crackle-crackle
76 · Jan 2021
Winter
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Look at the wintry clouds so grey
A ceiling o’er the Earth so white
It isn’t sunny out today
Look at the wintry clouds so grey
A snowy scene where you can play
It still looks like it’s bright at night
Look at the wintry clouds so grey
A ceiling o’er the Earth so white
74 · Jan 2021
Jewel-Flowers
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Marigolds painted bright citrine
With leaves light green as peridot
Irises like aquamarine
Marigolds painted bright citrine
Rose hues vary like tourmaline
Amethyst-colored indigo
Marigolds painted bright citrine
With leaves light green as peridot
73 · Jan 2021
Unbroken Hue
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
I look up from this great quagmire
To see that one unbroken hue
Of lapis like the hottest fire
I look up from this great quagmire
Towards teal like stripes on a Cheshire
Expansive fragmentary blue
I look up from this great quagmire
To see that one unbroken hue
Inspired by "Fragmentary Blue" by Robert Frost.
65 · Jan 2021
Little Light
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
I have a little candle-light
It always burns bright, that small fire
Even on this very dark night
I have a little candle-light
I always keep it burning bright
To be like it's what I desire
I have a little candle-light
It always burns bright, that small fire
64 · Jan 2021
Golden Eyes
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Those golden eyes so sharp and clear
Strange like a shadow or a dream
Seen many deaths over the years
Those golden eyes so sharp and clear
Eyes that have shed so many tears
With emotion they do so teem
Those golden eyes so sharp and clear
Strange like a shadow or a dream
64 · Jan 2021
Black Cat in the Garden
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Through the garden pads the black cat
Through the garden lit by the moon
Swishing tail, feet go pitter-pat
Pause... who knows what it's staring at
Not sure if it's ghost, ghoul, or goon
Through the garden pads the black cat
Through the garden lit by the moon
59 · Jan 2021
Fire
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Look at the fire burning bright
Against the darkness and the cold
Isn’t it such a pretty sight
Look at the fire burning bright
Against the shadows of the night
Yellow and white, blue, red, and gold
Look at the fire burning bright
Against the darkness and the cold
58 · Jan 2021
Notebooks
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
The first few pages are daunting
Like staring at infinite voids
But filling them up isn't haunting
The first few pages are daunting
By filling them up, you're flaunting
Hardships, you're not one who avoids
The first few pages are daunting
Like staring at infinite voids
54 · Dec 2021
the Nothing
Ellington Moon Dec 2021
Nothing
the end
the gap.
she drank
in the sight
and slammed the door
she didn't quite understand what
had happened.
54 · Jul 2021
A Writer's Lament
Ellington Moon Jul 2021
There's a thousand different people running amok inside my head
I'm running out of space
A hundred different otherworldy worlds and locales
So many places

It's been a long day and I swear I've tried my best
Now it's time to lay down my head and rest
But my thoughts run a mile a minute, keeping me awake
And all I can do is lie here and think until dawn breaks
53 · Jan 2021
Sticks and Stones
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
Sticks and stones, yeah they break my bones
But even words can hurt others
Watch your words; they can fly like stones
Sticks and stones, yeah they break my bones
Even separated my phones
Say nice things, even to brothers
Sticks and stones, yeah they break my bones
But even words can hurt others
50 · Mar 2021
Individual Inspirations
Ellington Moon Mar 2021
Chaos gives birth to dancing stars
Things are often revealed in dreams
Grass waves in fields that all are ours
Chaos gives birth to dancing stars
Books allow you to travel far
Thoughts fill up human minds in reams
Chaos gives birth to dancing stars
Things are often revealed in dreams
47 · Jan 2021
Colors
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
The world is rarely black and white
Not even always shades of grey
It's full of rainbows, left to right
The world is rarely black and white
Colors even light up the night
Just as they light up ev'ry day
The world is rarely black and white
Not even always shades of grey
45 · Jan 2021
Wishing for Wishes
Ellington Moon Jan 2021
I wish for a wish without price
But such things shall never exist
Messing with fate is rolling dice
I wish for a wish without price
But mess it up? that isn't nice
My wishes make quite a long list
I wish for a wish without price
But such things shall never exist
41 · Feb 2021
Nightfall
Ellington Moon Feb 2021
Lady Moon comes to say goodnight
Though her star-children come to play
Lord Sun comes to turn out the light
Lady Moon comes to say goodnight
Father Sky's no longer as bright
Mother Earth plays no more today
Lady Moon comes to say goodnight
Though her star-children come to play
31 · Dec 2021
Guilt
Ellington Moon Dec 2021
The Boy knows,
yes he knows,
that he shouldn’t.
He can’t hurt an innocent boy.
But the boy with the hair,
the night-dark hair,
who lives across the street
is enchanting.
He’s enchanting in a way,
a funny sort of way,
that makes the Boy wonder,
does he care?
could he care?
would he want to care?
They’re barely even friends
(they’ve barely even talked),
but the Boy wants to know
if the boy across the street
maybe cares.
Not a lot,
just a little bit,
just the right amount
that maybe with some effort
they’d be friends.
And maybe something more---
in time, of course---
yes, time,
lots of time,
lots of work.
But he can’t,
no, he can’t,
the Boy can’t
let another get involved.
He’s not a good Boy;
he’s done lots of bad things,
and he doesn’t want the other
to get hurt.
His guilt is overbearing
from the things that he has done---
small things,
nothing big,
but just enough to make him wonder
if the other boy would stay.
If the other boy found out
about the things that he had done
would he stay
if they managed to be more
than only friends?
And the doubt this creates
is enough for the Boy
to refrain from talking to the boy,
the boy,
with the night-dark hair
and the star-bright eyes,
the enchanting boy
who lives in the house
right across the street.
What a shame it is
when guilt over things---
and such small things!---
should stop
such a lovely pair of boys
from ever meeting,
ever sharing words
past a brief, “Hello!”,
polite greetings in the streets,
and being anything more than
acquaintances.
I dunno what exactly inspired this but partly I was thinking about how sometimes guilt over tiny little things builds up and you feel bad for no reason but now you don't want to hurt others even though you've barely done anything.
Also, this is longer than I expected. Cool.

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