Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sun and Moon Together

Last night, the moon rose while it was still daylight.


Meanwhile, the sun glowed behind the pines.


Dylan and I watched the night sky. Glowing, glowing. . . .


. . . almost gone.


And only the moon is left to light the night (and Dylan) in a silver glow. Like this poem:

Silver

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.
—Walter de la Mare (1873-1958)

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2 Comments:

Blogger CountryDew said...

Lovely.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Amy Hanek said...

And what a beautiful October moon it was!

11:32 AM  

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