Friday, December 13, 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


DJan said...

Lovely poem and picture. I had to look up the meaning of "rill." (a small stream)

L. D. said...

Beautiful shot.

Edna B said...

What a beautiful photo of the moon. I love that poem. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Winifred said...

That is a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it.

Sandi said...

It is really glorious...

GretchenJoanna said...

I've been wanting this poem for a long time and never saw it before! Your photo accompanying it is perfect. Thank you!

Lowcarb team member said...

A most beautiful photograph and lovely poem.

All the best Jan