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.