I Color the Moon


I color the moon in bright colors.
I use millions of delightful and colorful flowers to color the moon:
Deep maroon with purple tropical orchids;
Sunflowers with extended yellow streaks; roses with white petals and crimson blemishes.
I send them to the moon tied to helium balloons that take about a journey of a month to arrive.
The balloons travel to the moon zigzagging.
In the first month, I see specks of colors on the moon.
After a couple of months, I noticed concentrated colors.
And after 3 months of continuous effort, the moon starts looking lovely with a multitude of radiant colors.
A pleasing floral scent from the flowers sweeps through the air.
Mass of hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies in jubilance travel to the embellished moon.
At night, I go up to the peak of soaring skyscraper to observe the spectacular moon covered in vivid colors.

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  1. Fran McC. on September 21, 2023 at 5:42 PM

    Dear AJ,
    Your poem made my day! It leaves me with an optimistic, joyful feeling. But not just a simple joy, instead it is the feeling that one can work toward joy.
    Your poem is so imaginative and original. The details make it! The color descriptions, the time it takes (measure in months, of course!), and that it takes perseverance and only happens over time and repeated efforts- I just love that aspect of your poem. And now, even though you do not go to the moon, the scent and hummingbirds and insects create a connection, and you feel close to your creation at the top of the skyscraper.
    That ending is suggestive of so many different things. For me, I might connect it to the work of having children, and then of having grandchildren and descendants who I will not know, but I created the connection. I think other readers will make other, very different connections to their lives. You have created a powerful poem, and I hope you will keep writing.

  2. Halie on September 27, 2023 at 6:23 PM

    I love how creative this is. I like all the nature you added and talking about the moon!!!! I love the moon so I really enjoyed reading this poem!!

  3. Blake on September 27, 2023 at 7:43 PM

    Wow. I absolutely love this poem. I love how you captured what it feels like to reach for something, and to put in consistent effort to get there. “After 3 months of continuous effort, the moon starts looking lovely with a multitude of radiant colors.” Continuous effort is the key. That is so hard to do but so important. “The balloons travel to the moon zigzagging.” I love this line so much because just like the balloons, not all of our efforts will be perfect or get us to where we want to go exactly as we imagined. But they will get there. I am deeply inspired by this work. I feel encouraged to be a better person and to just keep going forward little by little and put in that consistent effort towards the things I am working towards. You, too, are coloring the moon. You are inspiring so many people with your poetry. Keep up the good work!

  4. Nandni on September 28, 2023 at 9:44 AM

    I love the use of different flowers in your poem to describe the different colors painting the moon. The colors of flowers are very vibrant and exaggerates the beauty of the colors the speaker sends off. Also, I enjoyed how the moon gradually begins to become colorful. I connected the gradual color to how we as humans gradually show our true colors, whether good or bad, to people we get to know. Over time as we become more comfortable with strangers, we open ourselves up and show our true colors like how the moon eventually became colorful from a white canvas.

  5. Colin on September 30, 2023 at 12:19 PM

    That sounds super beautiful! I wish I could think of something half as creative as that. I especially love imagining seeing birds and animals up there too. Like maybe deer or owls.

  6. Tim Kuang on September 30, 2023 at 10:55 PM

    The descriptive imagery really added to your unique description of the moon, and I liked the usage of vocabulary such as “jubilance” and “embellished”. One thing I would suggest is using more sentence fragments instead of full sentences throughout the poem to make it flow better.

  7. lexi galsband on October 1, 2023 at 9:25 PM

    Hi AJ!

    I loved your poem! It reminded me of when someone starts working out. The results slowly start showing in spots but it takes months and months to really see progress and become proud of what you see. I like how you used the moon as the comparison.

  8. Ernest on October 1, 2023 at 11:14 PM

    The moon is beautiful, just like you, me and everyone. But you made it extra beautiful with vivid colors, with colors of joy and love and peace, and life. The moon is so high up in the sky, so far away that we cannot touch, and where we can only get a tiny bit closer when we climbed on top of the skyscrapers, because it is for everyone to see. Only when the moon is so high up can all of us enjoy the beauty of it at night no matter where we are. Enjoy its different colors, its different phases, in different seasons, and at different points in our life. The moon is beautiful because it is a mirror of us.

  9. DarkPheonix on October 2, 2023 at 1:17 AM

    Your vivid imagination transforms the moon into a canvas of vibrant hues and delicate fragrances. The patience and dedication you describe, taking months to achieve your vision, highlight the beauty of persistent effort. The image of a moon adorned with colorful flowers, attracting a chorus of hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, paints a surreal yet enchanting picture. Your narrative evokes a sense of wonder and showcases the power of creativity to transform the ordinary into something truly extraordinary. A delightful and imaginative piece!

  10. Kate Lilley on October 11, 2023 at 6:28 PM

    Poem is very greatly written. Emotion is so easily seen throughout it. I can tell that you took your time and dedicated your mind to this poem. The message you’re spreading is a great message and it shows how strong you are. Your work is really well written, and truly impressive.

  11. Jamie on October 13, 2023 at 11:42 AM

    From my understanding, you are writing about using flowers to color the moon in order to convey a sense of beauty and I think that is so creative! Using your artistic ability about the beauty and joy in the world is something only someone with true talent can do! Keep up the good work!

  12. Beverly on October 15, 2023 at 7:08 PM

    AJ, I love your poem! You have a vivid and upbeat imagination, and express it beautifully! I will dream about a colorful moon tonight.

  13. Chloe Espinal on October 15, 2023 at 9:37 PM

    The visuals you were able to paint in this poem were absolutely spectacular! You strung together the most beautiful words while also keeping a consistent and smooth flow. I especially like the progression in description, it’s a very nice touch. This is amazing work, and I definitely think I’m going to look at the moon a little differently from now on.

  14. Donny on October 16, 2023 at 9:28 PM

    Hello AJ,
    You have a wonderful poem here. You create such a rich and vivid image with each passing line. Some of the imagery you use is masterful! You paint a beautiful picture here that is so unique and creative. “Roses with white petals and crimson blemishes” is so well written to me. The poem as a whole is very powerful, and tells a beautiful story, great work!

  15. Hensi on October 22, 2023 at 8:11 PM

    This is a pretty poem, the descriptive words you’ve used paint a nice picture.

  16. Carleigh Gentry on October 25, 2023 at 10:30 PM

    This is such a well-written poem! The imagery made me feel like I was in it. So powerful!

  17. lexi galsband on October 29, 2023 at 10:37 PM

    The inclusion of a pleasing floral scent and the imagery of hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies happily traveling to the gorgeously described moon adds a touch of magic to the story. And the idea of observing the moon from the peak of a skyscraper at night is a lovely way to conclude the narrative. I really liked your creativity and attention to detail in this story.

  18. Olivia P. on October 29, 2023 at 11:49 PM

    I so enjoyed this poem! The imagery you used was lovely and I could picture the moon artwork. You took such a common task of drawing and painting and turned it into a wonderful poem! Well done.

  19. Molly on November 6, 2023 at 3:24 PM

    This is one of the most creative poems I’ve ever read. The idea of starting a huge process one step at a time, knowing it is going to take months to see progress yet confidently beginning anyway, is so encouraging and inspiring. I feel like the value of spending time and hard work on something knowing the results will not be immediate is often underappreciated. You absolutely embody the value of such a process in this poem though in such a beautiful way. The image of a colorful, vivid moon? That is so gorgeous, it’s so hopeful and meaningful. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful picture 🙂


  20. Anna Racine on November 8, 2023 at 3:07 PM

    Your poem was written very well! Connecting all of the colors to something was very intriguing. This creates a positive outlook on life. Keep the positivity up and you will do great things in the future.

  21. Hena on November 12, 2023 at 12:09 AM

    Your poetic vision paints a picture of a fantastical and dreamlike world where the moon is transformed into a canvas of colors, creating a sense of wonder and beauty in the natural world.

  22. Hena on November 12, 2023 at 12:10 AM

    Your poem is a delightful journey of imagination.

  23. lamb on November 12, 2023 at 11:37 AM

    Dear AJ, I would love to visit this beautiful moon in all of its adornments! Your writing is so clear that I can close my eyes and smell the fragrance of those gorgeous blooms. Interestingly, when I imagine this adorned moon, it doesn’t feel so cold here; it feels warm, like spring. I hope that your visions of this beautiful moon make your day more comfortable, too. Sending you vibes of hope and peace.

  24. Landin on November 18, 2023 at 2:19 PM

    Compared to other poems I’ve read here, this one is very abstract and unique. I love how I can feel connected to something that is fiction.

  25. Amelia on November 18, 2023 at 8:26 PM

    I loved reading your poem! Your inclusive of some of the most beautiful things in the world that make up the moon is so interesting and I think really adds vivid imagery to your poem. I really enjoyed the ending of your poem and think it was a great way to wrap up. Your diction is incredible and really adds to your poem as well as the imagery that you use to develop it. I think you are so incredibly talented and really have a lot going for you! Great job, I loved reading this!

  26. Maggie on November 19, 2023 at 3:42 PM

    This poem really speaks to me! I love the way you use the detailed descriptions of flowers to compare it to the moon. Making these connections between these beautiful parts of nature gives your poem life. It’s wonderful.

  27. Julie on November 27, 2023 at 6:14 PM

    Dear AJ,

    This poem is absolutely beautiful. I love how much imagery you used because the audience can picture the words that you write so vividly. You are an amazing writer! Thank you for sharing your poem!

  28. Peter on November 29, 2023 at 3:23 PM

    Hello AJ,
    I love the imagery in your fantastical poem, especially your description of balloons zigzagging towards the moon. I like the specificity in the details that you conjure up: the purple orchids, the white roses, and the helium in the balloons. These details allow me to re-imagine what you are imagining. You do indeed have a vivid imagination! Thank you for sharing your gifts with me.

  29. Koko on December 5, 2023 at 10:15 AM

    Incredible! Reading this poem feels like enjoying a jazz piece. How you employ your audience to visualize and actualize your words feels like a spiritual experience. Your artistry shines through your property!

  30. Eddie on January 6, 2024 at 1:37 PM

    Dear AJ,
    I really enjoyed your poem “I Color the Moon”! The fantastical imagery of decorating the moon with multicolored flowers really evoked a sense of childlike wonder in me. The poem has a dreamlike quality to it–I felt like I was transported to another world while reading it, and was almost disappointed to snap out of this trance when it was over. I think the metaphor of slowly, methodically, sending flowers to the moon is very creative, and has many applications in our daily lives. Many of life’s hardest challenges require long, difficult, processes to move past, and the poem’s last line really captures the feeling of satisfaction from having finished such a task. Thank you for sharing your work with others; we really appreciate it!

  31. George Washington on January 24, 2024 at 1:54 PM

    this is a very great poem i love how it is very creative

  32. Arun on January 24, 2024 at 2:01 PM

    so nice very spiritual very artistic thank you for this piece of art

  33. Amiyah on January 24, 2024 at 2:03 PM

    I like this peom

  34. Madison on January 26, 2024 at 8:20 AM

    Dear AJ,
    Your poem was very nice. I loved the description in it and when reading it, you could tell you put thought into i and you cared about what you were writing.

  35. RM on January 28, 2024 at 3:08 PM

    This poem is one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever read. The imagery really allows the reader to visualize and feel these emotions. This poem felt like a song. Thank you for sharing this!

  36. Rhythm on February 18, 2024 at 11:59 PM

    This is such a beautiful poem, you are so talented! The use of so much vivid imagery allowed me to envision a moon just like the one you described. Whether or not the moon is a metaphor for something here, your poem is a fascination that has culminated from all of the beautiful images you have created here. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to read this poem.

  37. Kennedy Critz on February 23, 2024 at 1:34 PM

    I enjoyed how creative this poem is. The different colors and flowers really stuck out to me. I was able to dive deep into my imagination while reading!

  38. Hannah on April 5, 2024 at 8:38 PM

    Your poetry does a fantastic job of capturing the whimsical and creative process of turning the moon into a vividly colored painting. The idea of decorating the moon with millions of vibrant flowers attached to helium balloons is a striking example of imagination and commitment. The moon’s progressive color change over several months is a reflection of the perseverance and patience needed to realize such a vision. The scenario is made more enchanted by the addition of a pleasant flowery aroma and the appearance of happy hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. The poem reminds us of the enchantment that can be discovered in even the most ordinary places, and it urges readers to imagine and amaze at the prospect of bringing beauty and wonder into the world around us.

  39. Bea on April 21, 2024 at 9:42 PM

    AJ – Thank you for sharing such an inspiring poem! It shows that consistency and dedication are the key and has left me with lots of optimism and hope. The imagery is equally as lovely as the meaning and really helped me imagine the vibrant colors weaving their way to the moon. You are truly talented!

  40. Destiny Laws on May 12, 2024 at 5:46 PM

    Dear AJ,
    The moon is fascinating, isn’t it? I actually have a moon and a sun intertwining with each other tattoo on my right forearm. The moon is colored with red ink because it makes me think of my mom. I too color the moon. Thank you for sharing your creative mind.

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