Gustav Suits

(1883 - 1956)

Ringed Moon - Poem by Gustav Suits

Moonlight falls distant and dry,
Frosting the snowfields in lustre;
Trees shudder darkly and sigh,
And, to win warmth, seem to cluster
Where the dog howls to the sky.
Life has locked and barred her portals
On the death-skis of immortals.

Moonlight falls distant and dry,
Silvering the homesteads to sadness;
Trees shudder darkly and sigh;
Cares of the world and its madness
Rise with the howls to the sky.
Life has locked and barred her portals
On the death-skis of immortals.

Moonlight falls distant and dry;
Ice-blinded window-panes glisten;
Trees shudder darkly and sigh.
Why do you strain so to listen
When the dog howls to the sky?
Life has locked and barred her portals
On the death-skis of immortals.


Comments about Ringed Moon by Gustav Suits

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/23/2014 9:29:00 AM)

    Love the vivid imagery in this piece! Cold and chilling! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, May 23, 2014


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