The New Moon Poem by Zora Bernice May Cross

The New Moon

Rating: 4.4


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 OF THE POEM
Jess Deaves 07 June 2009

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

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Melody Love 18 July 2011

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 :)

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* Sunprincess * 19 July 2014

.......very nice loved every description of each moon....

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Savita Tyagi 20 July 2012

Beautiful poem. Loved reading it.

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Kelsy Ann 04 February 2008

beautiful flow to the words

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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 November 2019

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 Egbukole 15 November 2019

Sweet free flowing poem. Beautiful

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Savita Tyagi 15 November 2019

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 Blakemore 15 November 2019

Wonderfully woven poetry, really good

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 15 November 2019

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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