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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

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Mother of the Night

The moon watches over us
Like a Mother of the Night.
She sees through the darkness
With her soft and silvery light.

She peeks in on each one of us
And watches as we dream,
Gently placing kisses
With every new moonbeam.

She covers us with shadows
As she tiptoes 'cross the sky.
She checks on all her children
As she slowly passes by.

©Charles Ghigna


Mary Lee said...

Maybe the moon is the mother of the night, but in my opinion, Orion is the superhero who keeps me safe from late summer through early winter on my pre-dawn walks...lovely poem.

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Mary Lee!

Yes, I like Orion, too!
Here's my little poem
that appears in A FURY OF MOTION
from Boyds Mills Press:


August night,
and the stars
like moths
the rising
of moon.

Renee LaTulippe said...

Ah, the moon, font of so much inspiration. Lovely poem! And hearing Orion always makes me giggle a little -- back in my theater days I played Bunny in Guare's HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, and had the line "There's Orion, the Irish constellation!" :)

jama said...

Lovely and evocative, Charles. The moon is so mysterious and beautiful.

Liz Steinglass said...

Another new way to think about the moon. I'll be thinking of your poem tonight.

Linda B said...

When the moon was bright & shining in the window, I always told my children it was their own personal nightlight. Your lines are lovely, Charles & remind me of that time. "She peeks in on each one of us
And watches as we dream".

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Ah, just lovely and wistful and comforting...

Doraine said...

Another wonderful pairing of poem and painting.

Gathering Books said...

Moons and poetry. Don't you think that they go together so well? I don't know why, but there's something wonderful about having the moon like a mother in the night.

Donna Smith said...

Pretty and comforting poem!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you!
How lucky is he whose friends are poets!
May the moon glow upon you all!

Ruth said...