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ABSENCE OF MOONLIGHT

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ABSENCE OF MOONLIGHT

ABSENCE    OF   MOONLIGHT  **


Moonlight is borrowed light. 
Unless a mirror is lent life bright 
From a golden-voiced  source
Its own cadence  is coarse.
It  has no life of its own.
Thus also  the moon, locked alone 
In black magnificence, her rule
Is of an empty kingdom  cool,
With only dead dust  - unless
The daylight’s king should bless
Her with words that wake the night,
With radiant  beaming smiles of light.

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Note:

**   Strictly speaking the moon has no light of
 course.  So, there is always an absence of moonlight.

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:33:00 AM
    lovely images painted xxx

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 6:10:00 AM
    I think this is an excellent poem for andrea's contest, I'm always impressed by your writing