10 of the Best Poems about the Moon

Some good, some not so good, in my opinion only but each of us will read a poem in their own way. Shelley gets my vote

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The greatest poems about the moon

In this post, we offer our pick of ten of the best poems about the moon in the English language. As symbols go, the moon has been a firm favourite with poets down the ages, representing everything from unrequited love to a realisation of approaching old age, from motherhood to … er, a farmer’s red face. Read on to discover what we think are some of the best moon poems out there…

Anonymous, ‘Mon in the Mone’. This medieval poem dating from the early fourteenth century is, of course, ‘The Man in the Moon’ in modern English. It’s an example of medieval comedy: it is located in a manuscript, known as the Harley manuscript, alongside various satires and comic pieces from the Middle Ages. The poem features a rustic speaker addressing the folkloric figure of the ‘man in the moon’ and wondering…

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