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.

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3 Comments

  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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