The Freedom of the Moon ~Robert Frost


I’ve tried the new moon tilted in the air
Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster
As you might try a jewel in your hair.
I’ve tried it fine with little breadth of luster,
Alone, or in one ornament combining
With one first-water start almost shining.

I put it shining anywhere I please.
By walking slowly on some evening later,
I’ve pulled it from a crate of crooked trees,
And brought it over glossy water, greater,
And dropped it in, and seen the image wallow,
The color run, all sorts of wonder follow.

~Robert Frost

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12 thoughts on “The Freedom of the Moon ~Robert Frost

    • Oh yes! Do! Then tell me what you think! I have some of his works on my site. Sonnet XVII: I do not love you as if you were brine-rose, topaz is one of my faves.

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