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The Early Morning
(27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953 / La Celle-Saint-Cloud)

The Early Morning

Poem By Hilaire Belloc

The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other:
The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
The moon on my left and the dawn on my right.
My brother, good morning: my sister, good night.

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moon is the part and parcel of earthly life; moon is the blo0d connected relative!
I have heard this sung as an encore in a concert. The setting was simple but effective. I do not know who the composer was (and neither does Google, it seems) . Any ideas?
(The Early Morning by Hilaire Belloc.) **Light verse. An entertaining read.
I love those mornings when the sun has just arisen but yet the moon is still able to be vaguely seen off to the side. This is such a great little poem on the wonderful ways of the universe.
One on the left, One on the right, Lips in between, Suck all night.