Paragraph on A Moonlit Night ~ Ofuran

Paragraph on A Moonlit Night

A Moonlit Night

A moonlit night is one of the beautiful phenomena of nature. The night is bright, with a blue star-studded sky. "The Queen-Moon is on her throne clustered around by all her starry fays". The moon may be crescent or full moon. In each season we see the moon for two fortnights with a break in between. But in autumn the moon beams its mellow light and looks glossy like a piece of glass or like a glowing silver ball so superbly in the autumnal sky. Here and there a few patches of white clouds float swiftly in the clear sky. The moon plays a hide and seek with these bulging pieces of clouds. It is very pleasant to look at the sky, people just sit on the roof alone and enjoy the induced beauty; at that time they can also hear the night birds play their sweet notes, wow so romantic really. The earth seems to be immersed in moon light. The ground under the grove looks like a chess board. It seems to be an art of light and shade with the wraithlike figures of trees, shadowed mistily in the moonlight. The shimmering blue bejewelled wavelets in the ponds and tanks look lustrous. Sight, sound and smell woven into the “strange delicate tracery” of moonbeams lap us for the time being in an "Elysian reverie." A moonlit night is nature’s sweetest offer to mankind. It has a lasting effect on our minds. Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night and on this imposing night, at this witching time, the somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon —a silver disc that throws over the world a paranormal beauty. Wishes like rainbows lift us up, and the night filled with moonbeams offers us refuge—a light to the soul. Here is all that the mind could desire — beauty, serenity and a profound sense of sacredness.

The moving moon went up the sky,
And nowhere did abide:
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside.
___ SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772-1834) (The Rime of The Ancient Mariner)