Philip Silvey - composer
By the Light of the Moon - SA - Philip Silvey

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 arise.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland, but traveled the world as a celebrated author of poetry and novels inspired by his adventures. The poem The Moon is found in his famous collection of 121 poems, A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.

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