Thursday, January 28, 2021

Wolf Moon

The first full moon of 2021 — the "Wolf Moon" — shines bright in the sky tonight.

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


Kimberly Kirby said...

Gorgeous pic, Jo!

DJan said...

I enjoyed seeing the bright moon for the last few evenings. Thanks for the great poem. :-)

Lori said...

The last two nights the moon has been beautiful. We had a couple inches of snow so looking out and seeing the big bright moon made it all the more beautiful.

Rian said...

Jo, DH and I viewed the wolf moon last night. It was so-oo bright. Didn't stare at it too long...

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a beautiful moon, lovely photograph.
I enjoyed the poem too.

All the best Jan

Edna B said...

What a beautiful poem. And that moon photo is gorgeous! I don't get to see the moon often because the tall trees around me block it out. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Helen said...

Beautiful picture! We had a clear night for a change so we were able to view the Wolf moon too.

Yvonne said...

Very beautiful.

L. D. said...

It is a great shot with all the clouds.