Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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 arise.


~Robert Louis Stevenson~


30 comments:

  1. OH, I LOVE this poem! And your moon photo is so pretty! I find it very hard to capture the moon in the daytime, as it does not put out much light to focus on.

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    1. Thank you Ginny, always happy to know you enjoy what I share :) Your moon shots are fantastic, ones I much admire and can never quite get them as sharp you as can. This day I remember it being so clear, I used my zoom lens and was very happy with the result.

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  2. I am endlessly grateful for the poems you share. Thank you.

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    1. How sweet of you to say EC, you are always welcome and thank you :)

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  3. Hello,

    Love the poem and the beautiful moon capture! Happy March to you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Eileen and I wish you the same :)

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  4. This is a wonderful photo of the moon, with a great poem to accompany it.

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  5. Beautiful photo and I loved Robert Louis Stevenson as a child.

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    1. Thank you Christine, and it seems we shared a favorite childhood poet :)

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  6. I agree with the others you do find the most interesting and wonderful poems to share with us. I really like this one a lot

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    1. Happy you enjoy what I share Sandra, thank you ever so :)

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    1. Thank you Ellen and a Happy March to you also :)

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  8. Such an ethereal scene of the moon and what a delightful piece of prose from a writer who very much deserves to be known so many years after his passing.

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    1. I couldn't agree more Penelope and thank you :)

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  9. Such a lovely poem that I have not read in a long time. I so love the moon especially when we see her beautiful face in the daylight. Your photo is exquisite.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, so happy you enjoyed this :)

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  10. Love your photo and the moon. We just noticed the moon looking full a couple of mornings ago.

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    1. Hello Kay, thank you :) I am always looking up at the moon but it has been very cloudy these last few weeks.

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  11. What a sweet poem and unexpected! Until one recalls that Robert Lewis Stevenson did right for children as well. A frequent visitor to Hawaii and friend of the monarchs.

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    1. Thanks Cloudia, I have a wonderful copy of a photo of him with King David :). I will share it sometime.

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  12. I keep thinking I should go out and get a moon shot. I have resisted!!!!

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    1. I would enjoy seeing your moon shot Jenn :)

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  13. I totally believe that a daytime moon is good luck! And I love Robert Louis Stevenson...what a happy post!

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    1. So glad you think so Sallie, thank you :) He is one of my favorites also.

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