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Who spun the blush into the morning sky?



Who spun the blush into the morning sky


Who taught the wren to both sing and fly


Who tailored the suit for lord magpie


It was I said the moon, coy and shy


It was I said the moon, coy and shy



Whose idea was it for the leaves to fall


The river to spate, the summer to stall


The teasels to snatch like the ravens call


It was I said the moon overlooking us all


It was I said the moon overlooking us all



Who waits for the heron at the skimming pool


Who schools the bee in the golden rules


Who teaches the hare to box and duel


It is I said the moon wise and cool


It is I said the moon wise and cool



Who convinced the owl to sing out the dusk


The fox to hunt in bracken of rust


The badger to truffle shrewd and robust


It was I said the moon with true wanderlust


It was I said the moon with true wanderlust



And if the grounds swell and the airs boil asunder


I shall pale from my throne at all those beauties squandered


But whether I gibbous, wane, wax or wander


I shall always be above spilling my wonder



'Badger Holds the Moon Aloft'


Detail from original watercolour with gold leaf by Jackie Morris

£4,750 Image 48.5x 29 cm Frame 63 x 43.5cm - free shipping within the UK & overseas

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'Said the Moon' a poem by Christopher Jelley of Seven Fables


Originally published in a Seven Fables newsletter February 2024 - subscribe here!

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