What the Forester Said


"What the Forester Said" is the fourth song of Jake Heggie's song cycle The Moon is a Mirror.

What the Forester Said
by Vachel Lindsay

The moon is but a candle-glow
That flickers thro' the gloom:
The starry space, a castle hall:
And Earth, the children's room,
Where all night long the old trees stand
To watch the streams asleep:
Grandmothers guarding trundle-beds:
Good shepherds guarding sheep.

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