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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.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004


Read poems about / on: moon, romance, kiss, smile, dream, sea, world, rose

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  • Joseph Poewhit (7/19/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    The moon really brought into a full scope

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  • Savita Tyagi (7/20/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Loved reading it.

  • Melody Love (7/18/2011 7:39:00 PM)

    This is a great poem! It rhymes yet sounds so natural and flows well. I love the phrases you use for description, they make such a pure image... I love this poem :)

  • Jess Deaves (6/7/2009 9:11:00 AM)

    i thought this was a beautiful poem i could read it over and over and not get tired of it at all.

  • Wildan F Rabbani (4/10/2009 1:24:00 AM)

    Lovely, it told me about something else

  • Kristian Sproles (12/2/2008 3:23:00 PM)

    This poem is beautiful! ! ! its awsome!

  • Reshma Ramesh (9/24/2008 4:49:00 AM)

    beautiful..........wow! !

  • Monita Soni (8/10/2008 9:42:00 AM)

    I love this poem, I want to jump up and touch the cream moon.

  • Katherine Sessor (4/8/2008 3:18:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem! I agree with kelsy ann, your words flow perfectly and you create great imagery. =)

  • Kelsy Ann (2/4/2008 7:28:00 PM)

    beautiful flow to the words

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