The child’s wonder
At the old moon
Comes back nightly.
She points her finger
To the far silent yellow thing
Shining through the branches
Filtering on the leaves a golden sand,
Crying with her little tongue, “See the moon!”
And in her bed fading to sleep
With babblings of the moon on her little mouth.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Carl Sandburg's poem Child Moon


  1. Lola says:

    this poem is delightful (:
    the imagery of the child’s wonder touches me just so…

  2. HI says:

    What kind of poem is this?

  3. Murphy says:

    This poem I think refers to every single child. The moon represents wonders and dreams. I think this is an interesting poem~

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