The beautiful moon and moonlit nights have been inspiring poets and writers for thousands of years. Here are some of the most inspirational moon quotes and poetry.
Moon Quotes and Poems about the Moon
- "O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable." - Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
- "And, all at once, the moon arose through the thin ghastly mist, and was crimson in color. And mine eyes fell upon a huge gray rock which stood by the shore of the river, and was lighted by the light of the moon"- "Silence - A Fable" - Edgar Allan Poe
- "...maybe there's a whole other universe where a square moon rises in the sky, and the stars laugh in cold voices, and some of the triangles have four sides, and some have five, and some have five raised to the fifth power of sides." - It - Stephen King
- "Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels." - "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie" - Henry Wadsworth Longfello
- "In any city with lots of skyscrapers, lots of skyline, the moon seems bigger than it is. It's called the moon illusion." - NeilDeGrasse Tyson
- "Under the Harvest Moon" by Carl Sandburg
Sandburg's poem contains the lines:
"When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,"
- "Harbor Moonrise" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Montgomery's moonrise poem contains the lines: "Ere ever she drifts from the ocean's rim, Out from the background of shadows dim, Stealeth a boat o'er her golden rim; "
- "The Freedom of the Moon" by Robert Frost
Frost's moon freedom poem begins: "I've tried the new moon tilted in the air Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster."
- "To the Moon" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelley's poem contains the lines:
"And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?
Thou chosen sister of the Spirit,
That gazes on thee till in thee it pities ..,:
- "Moonset" by Carl Sandburg
Sandburg's moonset poem contains the lines: "Moon sand on the canal doubles the changing pictures. The moon’s good-by ends pictures."
- "The moon now rises to her absolute rule" by Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau's moon poem contains the lines: "Asters and golden reign in the fields And the life everlasting withers not."
- "The Moon" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson's moon poems begins: "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 Cat and the Moon" by William Butler Years
This poem by William Butler Yeats contains the lines: "Minnaloushe creeps through the grass From moonlit place to place, The sacred moon overhead Has taken a new phase."