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Au Clair de la Lune
by Vivian L Dawson
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(By the Light of the Moon)

May your changing moods take
you for an exciting ride 
a journey very exhilarating as
long as you don't fight against
the prevailing winds

Of a mid summer's night Au Clair
de la Lune a need to light up the
flame where serenity awaits your
arrival with a lullaby clear of its
contention "Open your door for
me" mankind..engage in peace
and joy within

(c) Au Clair de la Lune
Vivian L Dawson

~Inspiration for my poem~
French Lullaby:
Au Clair de la Lune
English translation No. 1:

"At thy door I'm knocking,
by the pale moonlight
Lend a pen, I pray thee,
I've a word to write

Guttered is my candle, my
fire burns no more
For the love of heaven,
open up the door!"

Pierrot cried in answer by
the pale moonlight "In my
bed I'm lying, late & chill at night
Yonder at my neighbour's,
someone is astir Fire is freshly
kindled, get a light from her."

To the neighbour's house then,
by the pale moonlight
Goes our gentle Lubin to beg a
pen to write
"Who knocks there so softly?"
calls a voice above
"Open wide your door now for
the God of Love!"

Seek they pen and candle by the
pale moonlight
They can see so little since dark
is now the night
What they find while seeking, that
is not revealed
All behind her door is carefully





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Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader)
Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader)
I'm not sure if the brunette and Lubin engaged in peace and joy behind the closed door, or maybe it's just my poor translation.
I rather prefer your more serene take on the situation: none of that Continental double entendre.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
J'aime bien "Au Clair de la Lune" parce que le français est ma première langue. I love what you have expressed through your verses here, Vivian. Thank you, merci, gacias. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Ever so gentle, yet powerful to move mountains in this gem~ Beautiful~
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Except for the few occasions when we leave civilization behind, since the beginning of the twentieth century the use of electric lighting has changed the night sky to where the moon plays a lesser part in our lives and the poet is less inspired. Thank you for reminding us.

Reviewed by Felix Perry
This is captivating to say the least, thank you for not only sharing the origianal poem but also your complimentary words as well...lovely.
Reviewed by neerja gandhi
Beautiful....loved it, enjoyed it. :)best wishes
Reviewed by Laura Fall
Enchanting poetry and the photo is truly beautiful and magical laura
Reviewed by Budd Nelson
The meaning here comes through your very well written lines completely.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
There is a lot to be said about the meaning of this and love's everlasting light. Great job!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Beautifully penned mid summer's night 'moonlight'
serenity, peace and joy within.

Lady Mary Ann
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