Poetry

The Moon
by William Topaz Mcgonagal

The moon
by Bendis

Your moon
a love letter to Endymion

by Moonraven

The Moon

By William Topaz McGonagal

(possibly the worst poet in the world, ever)


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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[top] McGonagal's verses inspired Bendis to pen these (infinitely more elegant) lines:

Beautiful moon, with thy silvery light,
Smiling so sweetly down through the night
With a blessing of love shown in your eyes
Fill me with longing and heartfelt sighs.

Beautiful moon, with thy silvery light
I gaze at your beauty given this night
Swollen from birthing, a pure mother love
A gift from our goddess shining above

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Your Moon

A Love Letter to Endymion

by
moon raven

I awake every day to darkness,
cast my mournful blue hue
Upon your cheek.
I am forever to be
only your light
In the dark.
With you I have
no hands
no body
no mouth -
Just my melancholy blue.
I shine to remind you
how much -
Oh, so very much
I long to sprout
arms,
legs,
body,
flesh -
To thrust my tongue
inside your mouth and taste the
Sweetness of it
Like a ripe gala apple
red and shiney.
Alas...
no arms,
no legs,
no body,
no flesh,
no kisses
Of mine will
Ever land upon you.
Only my light -
my reflective light -
Can cast a shadow
by your side.
There I walk with you always,
Casting
your hands,
your legs,
your body
to the ground or wall.
Bend a knee one day, my love,
to touch your lowly shadow -
You will have touched me...
Your Moon

[top] For more poetry, see the pages on The man in the moon, Robin Hood and Guy of Gisbourne and Erasmus Darwin




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