January 28, 2012

Cheshire Moon

A Cheshire Moon came to rest
Above the Smoky Hills tonight
He smiled a beguiling golden light;
And it was impossible not to smile back.

The Cheshire moon is also known as the wet moon in Hawaiian mythology, so says Wiki.

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland was my first encounter with the Cheshire cat!

(I did not take the photograph, but I wish I would have!)


Olivia said...

Cheshire moon! I love it! I saw that the other night at Walmart and I saw a guy taking a picture of it with his smart phone...I kinda wished I'd had my camera too!

Laurie said...

Isn't it fascinating, Liv!
I'm glad you've noticed that "Chessie grin"!

TAB said...

We love the "smile moon"!

Chris said...

Beautiful photo and poem :-)