Moons    (from Yeats)

...We sat grown quiet at the name of love;

We saw the last embers of daylight die,

  And in the trembling blue-green of the sky

A moon, worn as if it had been a shell

  Washed by time's waters as they rose and fell

About the stars and broke in days or years.

[from 'Adam's Curse' by William Butler Yeats.]

...Because of something told under the famished horn
Of the hunter's moon, that hung between the night and the day...

[from 'Under the Moon'.]

On the grey rock of Cashel...

...the cold spirits that are born

When the old moon is vanished from the sky

And the new moon hides her horn.

[from 'The Double Vision of Michael Robartes'.]

- page created Feb. 12 1999. R.H., Webmaster, 'UpSky' sites.