Jan 28

Snatching the Moon

by Hannah Holt »


Yesterday evening felt like spring. The kids and I played in the backyard until the moon came up.

Just before I called everyone inside, my son wanted me to watch him pinch the moon. I caught this picture:

It inspired me to write this…


Last night I stole the moon

and hid it in my pocket.

I found the pathway leading home

and did my best to walk it.


But night was thick about my face.

I stumbled with each try.

So I returned my pocket-moon

to light me from the sky.


Have you ever caught the moon?

  1. Romelle

    That is such a beautiful poem, Hannah! Love the photo too. I have held up the leaning tower of Pisa, but never pinched the moon. I will try that.

  2. Renee LaTulippe (@ReneeMLaTulippe)

    I love moon poems! This is so sweet, Hannah! :)

  3. Joanna

    The moon is such an inspiration. I love your sweet poem, Hannah. I’d like to write a moon picture book!

  4. Lori Mozdzierz

    Great story behind the beautiful photo and lovely poem!

  5. Gramma Holt

    You captured the moment, Hannah. Lovely.

  6. Erin Bylund

    Great Poem! And fun picture.

  7. grandma weight

    So glad the kids were able to play outside! We are going to have 64 degree weather here today–but it will be rainy off and on–and then back to freezing temps. I love your poem!

  8. Julie Rowan-Zoch

    Sweet poem, Hannah, and nice work on the pic. I’m glad your son is already so creative too!

  9. Julie Rowan-Zoch

    Just had another idea – bake Moon-pockets!

  10. Catherine

    Beautiful poem and we’ll done on the photo. We tried that on hills in the lake district trying to point to people way back on the highest hill.

  11. Carrie F

    What a sweet poem, Hannah! I love it. My son is doing moon observations for school this month. Tonight at dinner he created a waxing crescent out of mac and cheese.
    We love the moon in all its forms. :-)

  12. Josh

    I love that photo :)