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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friday, 17 October: A moonlit Skywatch



A full moon glows through the clouds over my back garden. And a poem for all Skywatchers and other friends.

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

20 comments:

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a wonderful picture and poem Eleanor .

Migs CFL fan said...

Perfect moon shot. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

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JennWasHere said...

That's a very great moon shot. Very wonderful.

Mine is posted here and here. Hope you could drop by, too! Happy weekends!

Wieneke said...

What a coincidence, my SWF is also moonlit :-) Yours is beautiful! Have a good weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this beauty in her full splendor. Wonderful.

Greyscale Territory said...

O I love the rippling darkness in the clouds contrasting with the romantic silver light of the moon! Stunning!

AphotoAday said...

Moody photo -- very nice...
And great poem...

Pietro said...

Wonderful full moon picture and splendid poem.
Enjoy Sky Watch!

Pietro Brosio Gallery

Jenny said...

Hi Eleanor

First off, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my SWF. Your header photo is absolutely stunning. Walking down that avenue would lift any day! (-: Lots of people were taking advantage of that lovely moon I think!
All the best
Jen

Roses and Lilacs said...

Very nice photo, lots of atmosphere.

Your blog header is absolutely beautiful. What I wouldn't give to have a few of those trees in my yard.
Marnie

pantteri said...

The moon and clouds are like a dream.

Ms. Hays said...

AWESOME AWESOME MOON SHOT!!! I just can't get my moon shots to turn out! I have to say again that I just love your header photo! That's absolutely gorgeous!!!
I'm sooo glad you were able to get Photobucket checked out and I was afraid I wasn't explaining it correctly! Thank you for letting me know how it turned out!

vincibene said...

Magical moon picture and a beautiful poem!

Dirk said...

Een mooie foto van de maan, vind ik heel speciaal. En daarbij ook een mooi gedicht. Leuk om te zien en te lezen. Prettig weekend!

Pam said...

That is one of my favourite poems from childhood but I couldn't remember all the words or who wrote it. I was happy to see it again, and it is well-matched with the photo. Great post!

Carrie said...

The de la Mare poem goes so well with the photo...wonderful...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wonderful poem! And wonderful moonlight!

Jeannelle said...

Ethereal moon shot.....looks like a glowing pearl in a clam shell to me. Nice shot and poem! Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from Iowa.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Cool moon! Love your header photo too!

Lavinia said...

How did I miss this post? What a dramatically striking image. Very beautiful!