AN ENTERTAINING SUMMER – DAY #10: ‘TIS MOONLIGHT, SUMMER MOONLIGHT

Today we are prompted by poetry! And our selection is “Moonlight, Summer Moonlight” by Emily Jane Bronte. 

“Moonlight, Summer Moonlight” — Emily Jane Bronte

‘Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,
But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or stooping low are lending
A shelter from the sky.

And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.

The moon has long been an inspiration for poets through the ages, and a summer moon seems to make things happen in a mystical, magical way. Be enflamed by the lunar brilliance a summer night presents. You can write a phase (or phases) of the moon. A blood moon, a harvest moon. If the moon can drive the tides, it sure can stir your poetic fire.