Mid-summer MoonMid-summer Moon6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
On a beautiful night with a big full moon,
in the mid-summer warm month of June.
The village had settled but no one could sleep,
although they'd all tried counting sheep.
Some tossed and turned and some read books,
some just listened to the babbling brook.
The moon lit up the sky so bright.
Nobody´s going to sleep tonight.
Even the birds were wide awake,
"Oh please be quiet for goodness sake!"
They preened their feathers and flew around
with tweets and hoots and a dawn chorus of sound.
It was no use, the moon's just too strong,
pulling people up from where they belong.
So robbed of sleep, the night like day
they pottered about, all yawning away.
As the moon moved on behind the hills,
now everywhere dark and wonderfully still.
Lights went out and everyone said
" Thank goodness, now we can go to bed."
written by Suzanne karbach