Moon Poetry and Art

--"Diana's Cat" (© 1996-2016 by Cheryl Robertson)

Incantations to the Moon

In many legends the act of healing or exorcisms involved muttering in some dead language, such as Ancient Egyptian, Gaelic or Latin. The ritual usually involved burning incense or Herbs; lighting candles; gathering plants for potions; making mysterious gestures and chanting under the light of the Moon. Here is an incantation to the Mistress of the Night, our Moon.

This Poem, or incantation has it's history in the old Diana worship.
(Diana was one of the Roman Moon Goddesses.)

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The moon, methinks, looks with a wat'ry eye; And
when she weeps, weeps every little flower;
--William Shakesphere

o the poet in search of enchantments, the rhythm of the Moon is a spell. The Moon is full of magical musical spells and witchery, and is an eternal source of mystic inspiration for the magician-artist, songwriter and poet. Its woeful influence injects an air of pandemonium at each full moon. Dreamers chase dreams, lovers seek romance and artists seek inspiration by the light of the Moon. The Moon lends an air of surreal wonderment to the artist and storyteller in search of a magical world, as the Queen of the nocturnal sky inspires our imaginations and bends our emotions.

More Poetry Readings

(True Speech Audio Format)
Fly Not Yet - by Thomas Moore (1806)

Read the text version of "Fly Not Yet"

The Moon - by Robert Louis Stevenson

Read the text version of "The Moon"

Classical Poetry by Great Poets of the Past

Poems by William Wordsworth

Poems by William Butler Yeats

The Moon, by Emily Dickinson

Poems by Carl Sandburg Famous Chinese Prose Poem from Shih Ching
(from the book of Odes and folk songs,
composed between 1100 and 600 B.C.)

Famous Moon Poem by Edgar Allen Poe Sonnet of the Moon by Charles Best, 1608

Hey diddle diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Links to Other Great Moon Poems

The Web Home of Moon Lovers! These Poems are in Chinese
(for asian poets publishing on the Web)

For many artists from Vincent Van Gogh's "The Starry Night"; Henry Rousseau's "Sleeping Gypsy" and for Russian born artist Marc Chagall, art seems the perfect medium to merge imagination with the substance of life--in the language of symbolism. The sense of surreal wonderment is forever conspicuous in the paintings of Marc Chagall, as the Moon looms in some form or another through much of his art in an almost childlike and poetic fantasy. Cows are seen jumping over the moon, fiddlers are playing and Chagall's dreams take on a new reality through the eyes of his inner child. The Moon is many things to many people!


Links to Moon Art

By David Delamare

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The works of David Delamare
David is a superb artist with lots of absolutely fabulous works of "Moon Art".

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