“To the Moon”

Moonlight Silhouette by Suzette R.

It’s Monday. It’s late, and I have about three more hours of work to complete before I can allow sleep to find me. This seems a perfect time to share British Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley’s (1792-1822) “To the Moon.”

To the Moon
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?


About the image: The striking “moon art” was created by my Love Notes friend, Suzette R. She sent the postcard to me many moons ago (pun intended). I’ve carried the postcard in the front pocket of my daily journal–the one I take almost everywhere–for almost three years. Why? Because I love the moon!

11 thoughts on ““To the Moon”

      • Chandra Lynn says:

        Oh no! That breaks my heart. That was my biggest worry when we left–losing my books. I was especially sick with worry over my entire collection of African and Caribbean literature, many of which are no longer in print.

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      • Chandra Lynn says:

        But–all was well. We lived in Algiers and only had a little wind damage. And, thank God, the part of campus where my office was located didn’t flood, so my collection was safe and dry.

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      • Daedalus Lex says:

        In Mid City, we had only a little wind damage after the hurricane too … but 5-6 hours later we had 6 inches of water in the street .., then 12 inches, I moved my car to higher ground at sunset … then overnight (pitch dark, no lights) the water came up and destroyed the cars and most of my stuff while I was down the block at mom’s. If someone had said the levee was down, we could have DRIVEN out after the hurricane on Metairie Rd, but no one said anything and when the sun came up it was too late.

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