Saturday, March 7, 2009


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 coat 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

Moonlight is like a magnet for me and I love the waxing moon because her light shines in the early part of the night, when I can walk and enjoy her company. She throws lacy shadows as she shines through my divi-divi tree and makes all the white flowers in the garden glisten. Tonight she shone so bright that even the densest shadows seemed light ; so I turned off the electric light so that I could enjoy her light in all it's splendour. A beautiful walk!


  1. I'm glad you had a lovely, moon-lit evening.

  2. lovely idea , a moonlit walk...
    How did the divi divi makes its way to Kerala from Aruba?

  3. no idea O :-) Obviously brought in by some enthusiastic gardener. The great thing about the tree is that you can grow it close to a house because the roots aren't very feisty and so won't grow into concrete. So much so, there have a number of them planted in our church graveyard!


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