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The New Moon
(18 May 1890 – 22 January 1964 / Brisbane)

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.

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Comments (33)

Marvelous description of all the embodiment of moon in the view of people at different times and in different moods under different conditions. Indeed a classic poem of the day.
Sweet free flowing poem. Beautiful
Enchanting poem. Loved reading all those moon titles. But why the poem is names New Moon? Am I missing something?
Wonderfully woven poetry, really good
Loved these beautiful lines... 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, Thanks for the sharing...
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