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Moon-Marketing
by
Richard Le Gallienne

Let's go to market in the moon,
And buy some dreams together,
Slip on your little silver shoon,
And don your cap and feather;
No need of petticoat or stocking—
No one up there will think it shocking.

Across the dew,
Just I and you,
With all the world behind us;
Away from rules,
Away from fools,
Where nobody can find us.

 

 

This poem is in the public domain.

Richard Le Gallienne (1866 -  1947) was born in Liverpool, England. A contemporary of Oscar Wilde and W. B. Yeats, he was widely published but tended to be more of a romantic than his counterparts. He moved to the U.S. in 1903, hoping to breathe new life into his writing career, but his continued preference for sentimental styling kept him out of sync with American tastes of that time. He moved to Paris in 1927 and began writing a weekly column for the New York Sun, which was a perfect venue for his romantic style of writing . A compilation of some of those columns won Le Gallienne an award for "best book about France by a foreigner."  In the course of his life, Le Gallienne wrote nearly ninety books and innumerable articles.

 

 



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JanetruthMartin:
yes, it is simply darling. I love, love those old poets!
Posted 02/11/2014 11:33 AM
Dorcas:
Simply darling!
Posted 02/11/2014 11:15 AM
tannerlynne:
what a wonderfully fun poem.
Posted 02/11/2014 10:41 AM
KevinArnold:
Another great find! YDP! YDP!
Posted 02/11/2014 08:53 AM
Donna Pflueger:
What a gem! Truly a lover's honest wishes playfully written. Thanks, Jayne.
Posted 02/11/2014 07:15 AM
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