The Wolf and the Moon
by Richard C. Kummer

“Oh Moon, oh Moon, why do you sing?” says the wolf, staring from a hill
“Oh Moon, oh Moon, what do you sing?
Is it a song of joy or sadness
Or just an enticing serenade, to lull the many stars to sleep
Ancestors, in days long past
Say it praises the Earth and exalts the Sun, the golden orb
Others, speak of it as a song that chronicles the past
So why, oh why heavenly sphere, do you sing to the world?”
And as the wolf leaves the gloomy hill to sleep amongst his kin
An ancient word drifts through the wind

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Poem Copyright © 2002 by Richard C. Kummer


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