A Full Corn Moon

"The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand." - F. L. KnowlesActually, a night past the full, but beautiful just the same.

You can almost feel summer slipping away on nights like this.  Though the air is clear and comfortable still, after a day that was sunny and surprisingly warm, there is an evening chill that makes you reach for a warm sweater.  It’s a perfect night for sky gazing.  Strangely — or perhaps not so  — I’ve always found it a joy to simply sit and gaze at the moon.  Who really knows how many more beautiful, moonlit skies one will see in their lifetime?


One night as Dick lay fast asleep,
Into his drowsy eyes
A great still light began to creep
From out the silent skies.
It was the lovely moon’s, for when
He raised his dreamy head,
Her surge of silver filled the pane
And streamed across his bed.
So, for a while, each gazed at each-
Dick and the solemn moon-
Till, climbing slowly on her way,
She vanished, and was gone.

– Walter de la Mare

Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

13 thoughts on “A Full Corn Moon”

  1. Lovely, lovely.
    Hubby and I went to symphony under the sky on Friday night and smooched in the park under the full moon while we waited for the cars to clear a little before drivng home. Gorgeous soft late summer nights are a treasure. Your post captures it beautifully.

    What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening. :) The moon has been extraordinarily pretty this month, thanks mostly to the wonderful, clear nights we’ve had.

  2. Nancy,
    the photo is breathtaking! Did you take it? The poem is perfect and captures the feeling of the special night!

    Hi Shirley! Yes, it’s my photo…one of those looking-in-the-right-place-at-the-right-time shots, I think. :)

  3. Nancy girl we have had bright moons these past nights .. but yet again I just haven’t got my camera set up the correct way to capture it .. did you have yours on a tripod or free hand ? You have great detail on the moon but fantastic perception through the plant hanger ? .. wonderful composition girl !
    Joy : )

    Thank you, Joyful! And thanks for taking the time to comment. :)

  4. Beautiful and serene…. But how many times beautiful full moon miss our attention. ~bangchik

    Exactly my point — we should always take time to watch such beautiful sights, for how many more are we to be given? I’m glad you stopped by. :)

  5. Very cool picture! It reminds me of an elephant with the hook as it’s trunk and the moon is its eye. Very nice job of framing the moon!

    LOL — I hadn’t seen that, but you’re right…it could be an elephant! :)

  6. Wow, Nancy, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a lovelier moon shot. We’ve had beautiful full-moon nights down here recently as well. We’re so blessed to be able to, as the Dine (Navajo) put it, walk in beauty! Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    The moon HAS been exceptionally beautiful, hasn’t it? And we’ve been blessed with some of the loveliest, clear night skies we’ve had all summer. A perfect combo. :)

  7. Thank you, Nancy, for the beautiful reminder to savor the lovely moments of life during our sojourn here.

    Thank you, Joyce, for being such a loyal reader. :) We do, indeed, need to slow down and savour each of these wonderful moments.

  8. what a beautiful photo and what a thoughtful comment — Yes, we never know how many more moonrises we may see

  9. When I looked out my bedroom window that evening, the view of the beautiful moon that night was breathtaking!! I’m hoping to see many more in my lifetime. Thank you for posting the photo…..Cathy

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