Moth Moon

Florence Ripley Mastin on

Published in Poem Of The Day

With pollen of the white stars on thy wings,
Oh! would I shared thy flight, thy fantasy,
The aimless beauty of thy brightenings!
A worker, wed to Purpose and Things,
Earth-worn I turn from Day's sufficiency.
One lethed hour that duty never brings,
Oh! one dim hour to drift, Moth Moon, with thee!

About this poem
"Moth Moon" was published in Mastin's book "Green Leaves" (J. T. White & Co., 1918).

About Florence Ripley Mastin
Florence Ripley Mastin was born in Wayne, Penn., in 1886. She published several books of poetry, including "Over the Tappen Zee, and other poems" (Fine Editions Press, 1962) and "Cables of Cobweb" (H. Harrison, 1935). She died in 1968.

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This poem is in the public domain. Distributed by King Features Syndicate





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