Friday, April 6, 2012

Pink Moon - April


Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy coat the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.

- Walter de la Mare

Northern Native Americans call April's full moon the Pink Moon after a species of early blooming wildflower.

This full Moon heralds the appearance of the grass pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon

When you are walking outside today look for the Pink Phlox and, this evening, cast
your eyes upward to view the full moon - Mother Nature's gift to us.

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