Falsely guided by the moon

Because of fences on the road ahead
We’re kept from danger on the abyss side,
Where friendly moonlight seems to miss our tread,
But we don’t fall to our surprise. We said
We’d never make it – then we may have lied
Because of fences on the road ahead.
We find our courage and are nearly mad,
Forgetting those afore us who have died.
Though friendly moonlight seems to miss our tread,
We shall not fail our goal now we have fled.
But dumb we were to go without a guide
Because the fences on the road ahead
Are weak and take us down, we’ll end up dead.
For us there is no hope. Yes, we were right,
And friendly moonlight seems to miss our tread
As we were wrongly told and falsely led
So there we fall, to deep and far and night,
Because the fences left the road ahead,
And friendly moonlight made us miss our tread.

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Comments on: "Falsely guided by the moon" (8)

  1. So lovely and mournful and gripping. The repetition of lines is such a powerful device x

    • inaschroderszeeders said:

      Hi Peter, sorry it took such a long time to reply. Thank you very much ! x

  2. Wonderful technique, Ina. Haunting.

  3. Beautiful words.

  4. This is a most lovely poem whose music stays within my head. I wish the best for you. Love Ethel

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