The New Moon

What have you got in your knapsack fair,
White moon, bright moon, pearling the air,
Spinning your bobbins and fabrics free,
Fleet moon, sweet moon, in to the sea?
Turquoise and beryl and rings of gold,
Clear moon, dear moon, ne’er to be sold?
Roses and lilies, romance and love,
Still moon, chill moon, swinging above?
Slender your feet as a white birds throat,
High moon, shy moon, drifting your boat
Into the murk of the world awhile,
Slim moon, dim moon, adding a smile.
Tender your eyes as a maiden’s kiss,
Fine moon, wine moon, no one knows this,
Under the spell of your witchery,
Dream moon, cream moon, first he kissed me.

by Zora Bernice May Cross

Comments (24)

Poets give life to the Moon, She no longer travels alone For she has found her home In Poetry's eyes and heart.
Clear moon! ! ! Dear moon! Hear my voice. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Wonderful romantic couplets that sound like a song sung in moonlight.
This is my kind of poem! ! Happy, easy flowing and quite charming...a poem that lifts the spirits! ! ! Glowing with feeling...great poem! ! ! !
Moon is affectionate to many. Poets too love moon. This has great imagery. Moon is high moon and shy moon. Moon gives pearls of emotion and love. Tender eyes reflect worthy and great vision. This poem is very nicely and excellently penned. This is very motivational in nature. Dear moon is cream moon that shines very high in the sky and in mind in dream. A perfect heart touching poem is selected as the Poem of the Day.
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