To the Moon
Comment on To the Moon and see more Giacomo Leopardi poems below.
| Best Poems | Short Poems
Oh gracious moon, now as the year turns,
I remember how, heavy with sorrow,
I climbed this hill to gaze on you,
And then as now you hung above those trees
But to my eyes
Your face seemed clouded, temulous
From the tears that rose beneath my lids,
So painful was my life: and is, my
Dearest moon; its tenor does not change.
And yet, memory and numbering the epochs
Of my grief is pleasing to me.
In that youthful time -when hope's span is long,
And memory short -is the remembrance even of
Past sad things whose pain endures.
Top Giacomo Leopardi Poems