The Moon

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou seemest most charming to my sight;
As I gaze upon thee in the sky so high,
A tear of joy does moisten mine eye.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the Esquimau in the night;
For thou lettest him see to harpoon the fish,
And with them he makes a dainty dish.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the fox in the night,
And lettest him see to steal the grey goose away
Out of the farm-yard from a stack of hay.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the farmer in the night,
and makes his heart beat high with delight
As he views his crops by the light in the night.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the eagle in the night,
And lettest him see to devour his prey
And carry it to his nest away.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the mariner in the night
As he paces the deck alone,
Thinking of his dear friends at home.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the weary traveller in the night;
For thou lightest up the wayside around
To him when he is homeward bound.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the lovers in the night
As they walk through the shady groves alone,
Making love to each other before they go home.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the poacher in the night;
For thou lettest him see to set his snares
To catch the rabbit and the hares.

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Comments (4) »

  1. Hiae
    In the year 2013, on the 13th day of September at 4:58 pm

    A beautiful poem!

  2. Anissa Gage
    In the year 2014, on the 5th day of September at 7:18 am

    Oh dear!!!!!!! Eagles don’t even fly at night. Dainty dish?

  3. JohnnyB
    In the year 2015, on the 11th day of January at 5:38 am

    Was like a Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light

  4. dominic Ildo
    In the year 2017, on the 13th day of October at 10:16 am

    “Inadvertetly backed round into genius”
    Shoud be required reading for every year 11 student.
    Very emotive poem.

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