Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Moon and Starlight..................

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Stardust sprinkles in the sky
Twinkles brightly .......I wonder why?
Millions of worlds we'll never know
Shine down on us ......forever so,
Something magic's in the air
Man made lights can not compare
The lesser light doth rule the night
 Always there, constant and bright.
She moves in never ending phase
Unlike the sun who rules the days
Her icy light can touch the heart
Weaving her magic then depart
As day is sure to follow night
Moon gives way to the greater light
Evening comes again......moon rise
Her wax and wane controls the tide
Stars again like diamonds bright
Welcome then another night.
©JKS 2012
One of my favourite poets is Walter De La Mare. I think probably because I love his name. However, one of his poems that I really like is this one.
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon
This way and that, she peers and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch.
Couched in his kennel like a log
With paws of silver sleeps the dog.
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in silver feathered sleep
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
with silver claws and silver eye
and moveless fish in the water gleam
By silver reeds in silver stream
Walter de la Mare


  1. Love these both! I can see why you like them Janice! They are both so magical!