Saturday, November 25, 2006

Daylight and Moonlight

Daylight and Moonlight
by; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In broad daylight, and at noon,
Yesterday I saw the moon

Sailing high, but faint and white,
As a school boy's paper kite.

In broad daylight, yesterday,
I read a poet's mystic lay;
And it seemed to me at most
As a phantom, or a ghost.

But at length the feverish day,
Like a passion died away
And the night, serene and still,
Fell on village, vale and hill.

Then the moon, in all her pride,
Like a spirit glorified,
Filled and overflowed the night
With revelations of her light.

And the Poet's song again
Passed like music through my brain;
Night interpreted me
All its grace and mystery.

View from our parlor last night...