Monday, January 21, 2019

Winter Moon

Brightly the moon like a jewel is beaming,
White in the east, o'er a lone landscape gleaming,
Over the meadows and over the snow,
Glimmering, shimmering, silvery glow.

Low in the east, when the gloaming is ending,
Slowly this white winter moon is ascending,
Looming so large and appearing so nigh,
Satellite framed by a star-spangled sky.

High in the sky, with soft radiance teeming,
Nigh to the time when men, women, are dreaming,
Weird is her splendor on valley and hill,
Cold is her gleam upon river and rill.

Brightly the moon like a jewel is shining,
White in the west she is slowly declining,
Beautiful Moon ! Which beams gorgeous and grand
Over the homes of our own Native Land.

~Charles Nevers Holmes. 1926


Janneke said...

So beautiful, I never get enough of this kind of photos. Actually I made last night photos of the moon which are very similar and that on the other side of world, funny I think.

Heritage Hall said...

Isn't it wondrous?

Edna B said...

What a beautiful photo. I love taking photos of the moon. I've never heard the poem before, but I really like it. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

DJan said...

Beautiful, Jo! :-)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thus was a lovely capture and the accompanying poem was perfect.

Lowcarb team member said...

Poem and photograph … so perfect.

All the best Jan