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Friday, March 5, 2010

Skywatch Friday - aka Silver

This series of photos were taken late in the afternoon
one day last week

Watch the moon
(just visible through the cloud in the first photo)
rise higher in the the sky

Now you see it - Now you don't lol
You have to look very carefully in the first photo

click to enlarge

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;

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 (1913)

A poem we had to learn in primary school
and one I still remember today

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  1. Isn't it amazing the poetry that comes back from those early years.
    That is one I remember. I don't think they focus on memorizing and reciting poetry in school much anymore. I know we had it read to us every day in the early grades.


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