Moon struck..

A Sonnet of the Moon

LOOK how the pale queen of the silent night
Doth cause the ocean to attend upon her,
And he, as long as she is in his sight,
With her full tide is ready her to honor.
But when the silver waggon of the moon
Is mounted up so high he cannot follow,
The sea calls home his crystal waves to moan,
And with low ebb doth manifest his sorrow.
So you that are the sovereign of my heart
Have all my joys attending on your will;
My joys low-ebbing when you do depart,
When you return their tide my heart doth fill.
So as you come and as you do depart,
Joys ebb and flow within my tender heart.

Charles Best

Painting-Moon rising over the sea-David Friedrich.


GrandmaK said...

The moon certainly does draw us to its beauty. I teases us daily with its waxing and waning! Thank you! Cathy

Everly Pleasant said...

I just watched "Moon Struck" for the first time this week! How odd that you should post about it...
I love the song that they hear at the opera.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely poem, and I'm such a fan of Friedrich's paintings. He really painted lovely skies.

Marja said...

Beautiful poetry I love the moon (and the stars)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a lovely poem. And lovely painting, to illustrate it.

How I love to be able to see the Moon, over the ocean. Especially the Full Moon. It's such a joy when we've been able to visit the ocean, at Full Moon times.

-happy sigh-

Aunt Amelia
"There seems to be so much more winter than we need this year."
~ Kathleen Norris

Charlene said...

Beautiful! The poem & painting are both wonderful! Love your Valentine posts too. Have a wonderful weekend.