The Reason for Moonlight (a love story)
The Sun and Moon were sat one day
Beneath a shady tree
While on a picnic with the Clouds
On blankets by the sea.
The Sun said to the Moon,
“My dear, how do you look so fair?
How does your beauty shine so bright
That poets gawk and stare?”
The Moon looked at the Sun and blushed;
Her laugh drew in the tide.
She called the Clouds around her
To have a place to hide.
The waves wanted to eavesdrop.
They clamored for the shore
While Sun peered through the fog at Moon
To marvel and adore.
“Come out from there, my darling.
The stars are looking pale.
Without your smile to guide the night
Its sweet air will go stale.”
Then Moon emerged and sent the Clouds
To bed upon the grass.
They tickled all the blades with dew
And made them shine like glass.
Sun peeked over the Earth at Moon
To flirt away the days.
Her glances made him clumsy
He scattered all his rays
One day Moon called Sun over
To whisper in his ear,
“I will tell you now the secret
Of my beauty, Sun, my dear”
“You are my secret,” said the Moon,
“I shine because of you
My face would be so cold and grey
Without your light, it’s true.”
“There’d be no night without the day.
The world would not repose.
And it will have no need for me
Unless you hold me close.”
Sun made a vow to Moon then
To keep her as his own
To watch the World with her
And leave her not alone.
His gaze is on her even now
Embracing her in beams
And filling Earth between them
With days and nights and dreams.