by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)

The white window
Language: English 
The moon comes every night to peep 
Through the window where I lie, 
And I pretend to be asleep ; 
But I watch the moon as it goes by, 
And it never makes a sound. 

It stands and stares, and then it goes 
To the house that's next to me, 
Stealing on its tippy-toes, 
To peep at folk asleep maybe ; 
And it never makes a sound. 


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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-26
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