Wednesday, December 16, 2020

THE MOON


The Moon

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall; 
She shines on thieves on the garden wall, 
On streets and fields and harbour quays, 
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.

The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse, 
The howling dog by the door of the house, 
The bat that lies in bed at noon, 
All love to be out by the light of the moon.

But all of the things that belong to the day 
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way; 
And flowers and children close their eyes 
Till up in the morning the sun shall rise.

~Robert Louis Stevenson~


28 comments:

  1. I really like this poem, and have not heard it before. Lovely daytime moon picture, they are not easy to shoot!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I adore the moon and this is a poem of R. L. Stevenson I did not know. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful moon and a lovely poem! Take care, have a happy day!

    ReplyDelete
  4. this poem is new to me also.. I have no moon shots during the day

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was lucky with that shot, the sky was so crisp and clear that day :)

      Delete
  5. Love these words, new to me. I love taking photos of the moon. Keep safe, Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Diane, I don't have many decent moon photos. You keep safe also :)

      Delete
  6. Nice to go back and visit Robert Louis Stevenson.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gorgeous photo and I like the poem too!

    ReplyDelete
  8. That poem just flies so smoothly...a treasure shared as is your moon photo!!!

    I also liked your finished puzzle in previous post.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Delightful picture and poem!!!!!

    🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄

    ReplyDelete
  10. That is a good picture of the moon. You can see the face clearly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Linda, I rarely get a good shot of the moon. I was happy to find this one :)

      Delete
  11. Your daytime moon photo is beautiful as is the poem, Denise. I've not heard this one before--I so enjoy the celestial bodies. They are quite hard to capture, but you have beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Martha Ellen:) so glad you enjoyed them.

      Delete

I thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoy reading them very much and always try to return a visit. As I do monitor comments it may take a while for them to appear, even quite late depending on what is going on and how much time I am able to spend on the computer.

I appreciate all who look at my blog, but I am unable to publish businesses or anonymous visitors.