Lady Moon

The Moon. I wonder how many poems have been written about the Moon. There must be very many. I've taken a particular liking to this one we feature here today. It was written by Richard Monckton Milnes. An interesting note about Milnes is that he was a persistent suitor of Florence Nightingale, who finally refused to marry him.


Lady Moon
by Richard Monckton Milnes, 1809-1885

"Lady Moon, Lady Moon, where are you roving?"
"Over the sea."
"Lady Moon, Lady Moon, whom are you loving?"
"All that love me."

"Are you not tired with rolling and never
Resting to sleep?
Why look so pale and so sad, as for ever
Wishing to weep?"

"Ask me not this, little child, if you love me;
You are too bold.
I must obey my dear Father above me,
And do as I'm told."

"Lady Moon, Lady Moon, where are you roving?"
"Over the sea."
"Lady Moon, Lady Moon, whom are you loving?"
"All that love me."

Comments

  1. thank you for sharing, lovely and haunting.

    Regards
    Umi

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  2. I like the lady of the moon idea better than the man.It is more graceful.

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  3. To many Aboriginal peoples of North America , the moon is a Grandmother...wise and beautiful . There is a shadow of a little boy on her who returned to visit his Grandmother .
    I always take any opportunity to watch her and check in on her grandson.

    Lovely poem...

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