The moon as inspiration

“Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.” ~Rita Mae Brown

A bit of a departure today from the usual knuckle-rapping grammar lessons.

That’s because tonight’s moon will be the biggest one we’ve seen in 18 years, what’s called a “supermoon” – at once at its fullest size in the monthly cycle and at its closest point to the Earth. Read National Geographic’s explanation here.

Since the moon has served as inpsiration for some stellar writing, and since I am all about words AND music, I decided to crowd-source a supermoon playlist on Twitter. Maybe it’s just a reminder that we should all “shoot for the moon” in our literary endeavours, whatever they may be.

I couldn’t find a third-party service I liked that could cleanly and easily compile the tweets for me, so I’ve done it here:

@sherrynoik: Let’s put together a #supermoon playlist: Dark Side of the Moon, Bark at the Moon, Moondance… What else?

@sherrynoik: #supermoon playlist continued: Moonshadow, Blue Moon on Monday, Bad Moon Rising, Harvest Moon, Walking on the Moon…

@shloof: Standing on the Moon and Mountains of the Moon. #gratefuldeadcontent #supermoon

@billdinTO: Yellow Moon (Neville Bros.), Fly Me To the Moon (Sinatra), Harvest Moon (Neil!), Jesus of the Moon (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)

@reporterdonpeat: Moon River

@hush6: Blue Moon, Harvest Moon (Neil Young’s song/album)…

@sherrynoik: #supermoon playlist: Blue Moon of Kentucky, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Bad Side of the Moon, Moonage Daydream

@TheRealRonFine: Walking on the Moon

@kablesfables: Man on the Moon

@swimstein: Sailor Moon theme song.

@cswriter: Mister Moonlight, Moondance, Moonshadow.

@pwa1970: ok HOW did a newspaper woman miss [It’s Only a] Paper Moon? LOL

@Stefaniya: “Sister Moon” “Whole of the Moon” “Moon Over Bourbon Street”

@jamesmac44: Whole of the Moon, Blue Moon

@sherrynoik: #supermoon playlist continued: Sister Moonshine. What else?

@sherrynoik: #supermoon playlist continued: The Killing Moon, Moonlight Sonata; @fabbyfabbs: the theme from “Moonlighting.”

@sherrynoik: Two more: Moonlight Drive (The Doors); @markhdaniell: Moonlight Mile

@So_Meow: Smashing Pumpkins “Luna”

@markzohar: Pink Moon by N. Drake, Red Moon by Walkmen, Silver Moon by Blitzen Trapper, Black Moon by C. McBride, Yellow Moon – Neville Bros., Devil Moon – Cassandra Wilson, My Moon My Man – Feist, Shy of the Moon – Wallflowers, Crescent Moon – Cowboy Junkies

What have we missed? Feel free to add yours in the Comments section.

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