Zora Bernice May Cross

(18 May 1890 – 22 January 1964 / Brisbane)

The New Moon - Poem by Zora Bernice May Cross

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.

Comments about The New Moon by Zora Bernice May Cross

  • (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 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 Flett (11/15/2018 8:29:00 AM)

    Wonderful romantic couplets that sound like a song sung in moonlight. (Report) Reply

  • Bill 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! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani 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. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab 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 (Report) Reply

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

    Her moon and her everybody's moon is beautiful dream moon ever! (Report) Reply

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

    A wonderful poem
    All the best of ink
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/15/2018 12:45:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful poem by Zora Bernice May Cross....................... (Report) Reply

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

    Such wonderful rhyming! Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2018 4:59:00 AM)

    Thank you for this impeccable poem! (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2014 6:32:00 PM)

    Very beautiful and skilful. (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2014 3:41:00 PM)

    .......very nice loved every description of each moon.... (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2014 9:51:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with such flow of beautiful words about moon. (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    The moon really brought into a full scope (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (7/20/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • (7/18/2011 7:39:00 PM)

    This is a great poem! It rhymes yet sounds so natural and flows well. I love the phrases you use for description, they make such a pure image... I love this poem :) (Report) Reply

  • (6/7/2009 9:11:00 AM)

    i thought this was a beautiful poem i could read it over and over and not get tired of it at all. (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2009 1:24:00 AM)

    Lovely, it told me about something else (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2008 3:23:00 PM)

    This poem is beautiful! ! ! its awsome! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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