Leslie Philibert

Bronze Star - 2,826 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

The Night The Moon Got Stolen - Poem by Leslie Philibert

In the night the moon got stolen
lunatics shook their fists at empty heavens,
cats stared at holes in the dark night
and seas turned into lakes, tides refused,

And songwriters hit the wrong keys
while lovers went home for an early night,
words were not whispered in ears nor
arms thrown across shoulders in first joy.

Have no fear for this lost face in the sky,
the lady that shimmers over standing water.
Aurora will bring the slow return of dawn,
Libertas will free this stolen moonlight.


Comments about The Night The Moon Got Stolen by Leslie Philibert

  • Kim Barney (6/24/2016 10:47:00 AM)

    I really like this one. A different take on what happens during a new moon. Well done. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (5/8/2016 5:27:00 AM)

    Have no fear for this lost face in the sky,
    the lady that shimmers over standing water.
    Aurora will bring the slow return of dawn,
    Libertas will free this stolen moonlight. hope there will be dawn and naturally dusk again......... in the night the moon will come and appear for you alone......... very nice fantasy and imagination...... thank you. tony
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  • (4/5/2015 1:28:00 PM)

    What a great idea! Another good one ;) (Report)Reply

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  • (2/20/2015 12:25:00 AM)

    How could the songwriters carry on without the moon and lovers in the lane thanks for your poem that makes us appreciate it more...regards86837 (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (9/1/2014 2:25:00 AM)

    A moonless night is a dreary night! Poets and lovers all dread such a night! Lying awake they long for an early dawn..... and Aurora is about to begin her march! Let us hope that before long, the next night be blessed by the new moon appearing in all her splendour! Beautiful poem ofd hope! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/21/2014 11:12:00 AM)

    Have no fear for this lost face in the sky,
    the lady that shimmers over standing water.
    Aurora will bring the slow return of dawn,
    Libertas will free this stolen moonlight- - - - - Notes of robust optimism.A beautiful poem.
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  • Frank (popeye) Pulver (9/26/2012 6:02:00 AM)

    This one I like because to me it reminds me of that moonless night. Especially if you need the moon light to travel by at night. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/17/2012 9:56:00 AM)

    A lovely poem about the New Moon.The thoughts that emanated on a moonless night is appreciable. Nice write.
    Thanks for the poem. Best wishes
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  • John Brown (8/31/2012 1:18:00 PM)

    Though prose is not my favourite form, I enjoyed this work. Well written Leslie. (Report)Reply

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  • Unwritten Soul (8/31/2012 1:07:00 PM)

    The black veil hidden the light around spherical moon
    leave the shadows wonders if the will be no bright shades tonight
    Crescent of night seed will be born again with the spell of stars
    Until we see the full moon again, let our hearts shine in the dark
    Brave the eyes inner and outside, we will be.._Soul, Unwritten Soul
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  • Subrat Pradhan Love-immortal (8/27/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    if it would have happened! well written. thank u againg for reading mine and commenting. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/27/2012 6:35:00 AM)

    Now we appraoch greatness. (Report)Reply

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  • Heather Wilson (8/24/2012 5:39:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, lovely title, a very interesting write. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/19/2012 12:28:00 PM)

    It possess the power of both a poem and a portrait! ! ! ! Really a pleasure to read! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/19/2012 4:22:00 AM)

    Very good work, I enjoy the vivid style and topic
    Thank you for the nice comment.
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  • (8/18/2012 11:55:00 AM)

    Poem has a very nice flow. (Report)Reply

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  • Mark Dillon (8/18/2012 8:19:00 AM)

    isn't it funny how much sway the moon has, nice write. (Report)Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/17/2012 2:31:00 PM)

    Wonderful moon poem, what would we writers do without this inspiring celestial body in all it's phases. (Report)Reply

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  • John Brown (8/17/2012 9:42:00 AM)

    Nice poem Leslie. I like it. (Report)Reply

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  • Mark Walters (8/17/2012 8:51:00 AM)

    What a fascinating look at new moon. Very creative. Thanks,

    mark walters
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 17, 2012


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