English Poems Index
The Moon :
The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and fields and harbour quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.
The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse,
The howling dog by the door of the house,
The bat that lies in bed at noon,
All love to be out by the light of the moon.
But all of the things that belong to the day
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way;
And flowers and children close their eyes
Till up in the morning the sun shall rise.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
About The Poet :
Robert Louis Stevenson was born on the 13th of November 1850 at Edinburgh. He had shown a desire to write early in life. He is best known for his adventure stories. Two of his works are Treasure Island and Kidnapped. He has also written a few collections of verses.
Words to Know :
Quays : places for loading and unloading ships
Squalling : screaming
Squeaking : short high-pitched crying
Howling : long mournful crying
Cuddle : settle oneself comfortably