Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

The Moon - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and fields and harbour quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.

The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse,
The howling dog by the door of the house,
The bat that lies in bed at noon,
All love to be out by the light of the moon.

But all of the things that belong to the day
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way;
And flowers and children close their eyes
Till up in the morning the sun shall arise.

Comments about The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • (11/26/2018 5:52:00 AM)

    So good (Report) Reply

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  • (10/24/2018 6:50:00 PM)

    I still remember this rhyme since 60 years ago. (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2018 6:10:00 PM)

    I known this poem since in the 70's 80's use to say it in school.
    Kitty Methodist School
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  • (8/15/2018 12:57:00 PM)

    i liked it because i was able to write an analysis (Report) Reply

  • (5/23/2018 7:58:00 PM)

    its a good poem so I cam copy off of it in school (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2018 1:18:00 PM)

    I like the poem and it has a nice texture. (Report) Reply

    (5/23/2018 7:53:00 PM)

    I like it too it is nice how it rymes

  • (5/15/2018 12:13:00 PM)

    Poem Robert Louis Stevenson
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  • (11/8/2017 10:20:00 AM)

    what would you say the tone is (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2016 6:06:00 PM)

    S musical sound comes out from this powm. I like it! (Report) Reply

  • (10/7/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    what are the things that belong to the day in the poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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