Friday, December 14, 2007

A Poem For Friday

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The Early Morning

The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other:
The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
The moon on my left and the dawn on my right.
My brother, good morning: my sister, good night.

- Hilaire Belloc

From The Home Book of Verse for Young Foks, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston

2 comments:

Marie said...

Hilaire Belloc is one of the writers I want to read.

Though if his writings are heavily theological it will put me to sleep.

I am too simple to understand theologians:).

Beautiful Poem..Franciscan in spirit?

Peace, JOY and HOPE to you:)

Marie

Esther said...

I'm not too proud to say, I can't understand deep writers like him either ;-)

Franciscan? I don't know. I found it in a children's poetry book that a school discarded.