poet Zora Bernice May Cross

Zora Bernice May Cross

The New Moon

What have you got in your knapsack fair,
White moon, bright moon, pearling the air,
Spinning your bobbins and fabrics free,
Fleet moon, sweet moon, in to the sea?
Turquoise and beryl and rings of gold,
Clear moon, dear moon, ne’er to be sold?
Roses and lilies, romance and love,
Still moon, chill moon, swinging above?
Slender your feet as a white birds throat,
High moon, shy moon, drifting your boat
Into the murk of the world awhile,
Slim moon, dim moon, adding a smile.
Tender your eyes as a maiden’s kiss,
Fine moon, wine moon, no one knows this,
Under the spell of your witchery,
Dream moon, cream moon, first he kissed me.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (11/15/2019 9:52:00 PM)

    Marvelous description of all the embodiment of moon in the view of people at different times and in different moods under different conditions. Indeed a classic poem of the day.

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  • Kingsley EgbukoleKingsley Egbukole (11/15/2019 4:24:00 PM)

    Sweet free flowing poem. Beautiful

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (11/15/2019 3:46:00 PM)

    Enchanting poem. Loved reading all those moon titles. But why the poem is names New Moon? Am I missing something?

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (11/15/2019 2:45:00 PM)

    Wonderfully woven poetry, really good

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (11/15/2019 9:50:00 AM)

    Loved these beautiful lines...
    Into the murk of the world awhile,
    Slim moon, dim moon, adding a smile.
    Tender your eyes as a maiden’s kiss,
    Fine moon, wine moon, no one knows this,
    Thanks for the sharing...

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (11/15/2019 6:20:00 AM)

    Lovely, enchanting poem but dunno that THE moon was a HE? I always thought that the moon is a SHE.
    But however a loveliest poetry for starting romance. Tender your eyes as a maiden’s kiss, Fine moon, wine moon, no one knows this, Under the spell of your witchery, Dream moon, cream moon, first he kissed me.
    Ah, mesmerizing. CONGRATULATIONS and R.I.P. dear respected Zora.

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  • Harley WhiteHarley White (11/15/2019 5:39:00 AM)

    Lovely, delightful poem...

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (11/15/2019 1:03:00 AM)

    Tender your eyes as a maiden’s kiss,
    Fine moon, wine moon, no one knows this,
    Under the spell of your witchery,
    Dream moon, cream moon, first he kissed me. beutiful romnce, tony

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (11/15/2019 12:43:00 AM)

    Slender your feet as a white birds throat,
    High moon, shy moon, drifting your boat
    Into the murk of the world awhile
    Slim moon, dim moon, adding a smile./// beautiful poetic expression

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  • Sandra Feldman (11/15/2018 10:42:00 PM)

    Poets give life to the Moon,
    She no longer travels alone
    For she has found her home
    In Poetry's eyes and heart.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (11/15/2018 12:22:00 PM)

    Clear moon! ! ! Dear moon!

    Hear my voice.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (11/15/2018 8:29:00 AM)

    Wonderful romantic couplets that sound like a song sung in moonlight.

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  • Bill CantrellBill Cantrell (11/15/2018 6:54:00 AM)

    This is my kind of poem! ! Happy, easy flowing and quite charming...a poem that lifts the spirits! ! ! Glowing with feeling...great poem! ! ! !

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (11/15/2018 3:15:00 AM)

    Moon is affectionate to many. Poets too love moon. This has great imagery. Moon is high moon and shy moon. Moon gives pearls of emotion and love. Tender eyes reflect worthy and great vision. This poem is very nicely and excellently penned. This is very motivational in nature. Dear moon is cream moon that shines very high in the sky and in mind in dream. A perfect heart touching poem is selected as the Poem of the Day.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (11/15/2018 2:41:00 AM)

    I feel moon's skin, moon's skin color, moon's wearing....etc by reading this poem //// interesting poem

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (11/15/2018 1:48:00 AM)

    Her moon and her everybody's moon is beautiful dream moon ever!

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  • Oduma AlexOduma Alex (11/15/2018 1:07:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem
    All the best of ink
    10

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (11/15/2018 12:45:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful poem by Zora Bernice May Cross.......................

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (11/15/2018 12:45:00 AM)

    Such wonderful rhyming! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Aya Sunga Askert (1/23/2018 4:59:00 AM)

    Thank you for this impeccable poem!

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