Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ten of the best examples of moon poetry

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best examples of Moon poetry.

One poem on his list:
"I Watched the Moon Around the House" by Emily Dickinson

Another moon-obsessed poet, Dickinson took the mysterious orb as a metaphor for all sorts of moods. One night, sleepless as ever, she encountered it as a familiar reflection of her own strangeness. "I watched the Moon around the House / Until upon a Pane – / She stopped – a Traveller's privilege – for Rest – / And there upon / I gazed – as at a stranger –."
Read about the other nine Moon poems.

--Marshal Zeringue