Moon Moon, Mother Moon
The moon this evening,
and in the whole wide sky
not a trace of cloud.
When the moon is at the full,
Mushrooms you may freely pull ;
But when the moon is on the wane,
Wait ere you think to pluck again.
- Essex, in T.F. Thiselton Dyer, "English Folk-Lore"
Rise, eveninge moone! thy holie raye
To telle of heavenlie houres is given,
Whenne earthe shall on our eye decaye,
And alle our pathe, like thine, be heavenne.
- George Croly, "Inscription for a Grotto."
Fair goddess of the rainbow !
Of the stars and of the moon !
The queen all-powerful
Of hunters and the night,
We beg of thee thy aid
To give good fortune to us !
- Spell to Diana, in C.G. Leland, "Unpublished Legends of Virgil"