05 May 2010

Election woes? Have some McGonagall instead

THE MOON
by William McGonagall

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou seemest most charming to my sight;
As I gaze upon thee in the sky so high,
A tear of joy does moisten mine eye.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the Esquimau in the night;
For thou lettest him see to harpoon the fish,
And with them he makes a dainty dish.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the fox in the night,
And lettest him see to steal the grey goose away
Out of the farm-yard from a stack of hay.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the farmer in the night,
and makes his heart beat high with delight
As he views his crops by the light in the night.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the eagle in the night,
And lettest him see to devour his prey
And carry it to his nest away.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the mariner in the night
As he paces the deck alone,
Thinking of his dear friends at home.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the weary traveller in the night;
For thou lightest up the wayside around
To him when he is homeward bound.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the lovers in the night
As they walk through the shady groves alone,
Making love to each other before they go home.

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the poacher in the night;
For thou lettest him see to set his snares
To catch the rabbit and the hares.


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8 comments:

Claudia said...

Yes! to read an epic
Instead of politic
Specially on the moonlight
Is delighting my sight.

jams o donnell said...

Don't follow the track
of a political hack
For William T
has more meaning for me!

Andrew Scott said...

Getting a bit racy in the 2nd last paragraph there William! What happened to the Scottish Presbyterian code my man?

jams o donnell said...

Very true.. perhaps he was having a drink at the time!

Claudia said...

Let him drink!
Let him drink!
Better racy
than starchy!

jams o donnell said...

After a wine
he surely felt fine
or perhaps he had porter
instead of still water

Claudia said...

A good, stiff Scotch
should be enough
for Scottish lad
to become bad!

jams o donnell said...

Fpr a man who took the pledge
A single Scotch will give an edge
For it will put him in the mood
to put to paper something rude