Seeing the moonlight spilling down, through the trees, my heart fills to the brim with autumn (ono no komachi)
A falling leaf touches the moon’s reflection... and my own (horiuchi)
At night the ragged clouds and wind have only one companion… the moon (boncho)
Watching the moon at dawn, solitary, midsky...I know myself completely, no part missed out (izumi shikubu)
The moon is a silver pin-head vast, That holds the heaven's tent-hangings fast.
(William R. Alger)
The moon pull'd off her veil of light, That hides her face by day from sight, Mysterious veil, of brightness made, That's both her lustre and her shade, And in the lantern of the night, With shining horns hung out her light.
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon From the slow opening curtains of the clouds Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!
Crazed through much child-bearing
The moon is staggering in the sky;
Moon-struck by the despairing
Glances of her wandering eye
We grope, and grope in vain,
For children born of her pain.
- William Butler Yeats
It takes the moon for this. The sun’s a wizard
By all I tell; but so’s the moon a witch.
- Robert Frost
I am prone before you.
And drench me in loneliness.
- Amy Lowell
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
- Walter De La Mare
That orbed maiden with white fire laden,
Whom mortals call the Moon,
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
The moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the moon that pulls the tides, and the moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomist.... When we describe the moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness.
- D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Deep peace, pure white of the moon to you -celtic blessing
There are nights when the wolves are silent & only the moon howls
Look to the energy of the moon, her way is silence
(I'm not sure who wrote the last two).... if any of these inspire you to create do leave a comment & link to the piccies!
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