Child Moon

Carl Sandburg 1878 (Galesburg) – 1967 (Flat Rock)



The child's wonder
At the old moon
Comes back nightly.
She points her finger
To the far silent yellow thing
Shining through the branches
Filtering on the leaves a golden sand,
Crying with her little tongue, “See the moon!”
And in her bed fading to sleep
With babblings of the moon on her little mouth.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 13, 2023

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Scheme ABCADEFBGH
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 312
Words 58
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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