©2009 Susan Noyes Anderson (poem only)
The moon’s more friendly than the sun
more soothing when the day is done,
more peaceful in the autumn sky,
more gentle to the naked eye.
The moon’s less prideful than the sun,
less apt to glare at anyone,
less finicky as seasons turn,
and less capricious. (No moonburn!)
Have you ever seen such a delightful moon?
No wonder I have made such a particular friend of it over the years.
“The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, color, and nuance.” – Arthur Smith
“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” – J.R.R. Tolkien