The far moon maketh lovers wise In her pale beauty trembling down, Lending curved cheeks, dark lips, dark eyes, A strangeness not their own. And, though they shut their lids to kiss, In starless darkness peace to win, Even on that secret world from this Her twilight enters in.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Moonlight", appears in Motley and Other Poems, first published 1918 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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