Iowa Writes

NATALIE HOLMES
The Moonlight


The moon is bright on a moon-lit night
The moon sits on a silver string
Where the light shines on us.

We wish the moon could come play with us
But it is not within our reach.
So we just look at the moon and
Say how thankful we are to have it!

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

Find out more about submitting by contacting iowa-writes@uiowa.edu


NATALIE HOLMES

Natalie Holmes is in the second grade at Shimek Elementary School in Iowa City. Her poem was selected for the 2007 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Now in its fifth year, Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

Poetry in Public

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on October 13, 2007

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