Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Enchantment ~ Emily Dickenson

The Moon

by, Emily Dickinson

The moon was but a chin of gold
A night or two ago,
And now she turns her perfect face
Upon the world below.

Her forehead is of amplest blond;

Her cheek like beryl stone;

Her eye unto the summer dew,

The likest I have known.

Her lips of amber never part;
But what must be the smile
Upon her friend she could bestow
Were such her silver will!

And what a privilege to be
But the remotest star!
For certainly her way might pass
Beside your twinkling door.

Her bonnet is the firmament,
The universe her shoe,
The stars the trinkets at her belt,
Her dimities of blue.

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11 responses

  1. Nice series. These almost seem like the sun because the moon is so bright.

    February 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    • thanks Minka! Yes – was a strikingly bright moon. I did not expect to see it, but got a little side tracked on my walk and was there later than I should have been. Pleasant surprise (and photo-op:)).

      February 8, 2012 at 10:31 AM

  2. Renee Braunstein

    I thought it looks like the sun too.

    February 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    • Interesting you and Minka boththought this.The sun photos I’ve taken have a different mood – more explosive and bright. This was an unusually bright moon though – Monday evening!

      February 8, 2012 at 10:36 AM

  3. dianne

    wonderful poem and images.. ;o)

    February 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM

  4. Thank you much dianne. Was a little out of my ‘comfort zone’ shooting something as grand as ‘the moon’ — but was so taken by it (and surprised to see it appear during a daytime walk that lasted too long) that I clicked away! Remembered that poem from way back and had to pair them!
    Warm wishes your way! RL

    February 8, 2012 at 10:47 AM

  5. Elizabeth

    I enjoyed everything about this entry … The picture, poem and moon facts! πŸ™‚

    February 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

  6. namelessneed

    As a Moon man from way back, I need to tell you that I thoroughly appreciated this, another of yr thought provoking POVs
    They, and truely You, define amazement and inspiration/ thank you for Gracing this big blue ball

    June 24, 2012 at 3:51 AM

    • So very grateful for your visit and comment nameless need! A ‘Moon Man’ hmmm?— sounds like there is a story there πŸ™‚ So glad you enjoyed the moon show and poem by ED. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday ~ RL

      June 24, 2012 at 9:48 AM

  7. An enchanting poem and lovely slideshow~

    July 21, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    • Thanks you Lauren… I almost forgot about his post πŸ™‚ Was winter moon…very magical! Glad you enjoyed it along with Emily’s poem!! Warm thoughts your way ~ RL

      July 21, 2012 at 11:54 PM

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