What think you of the Harvest Moon
with It's bright silver path?
I think of the soft murmuring of a
lover's tryst on a moonlit lover's lone.
Or the silver light shining through
Or throwing shadows over gardens softly
revealing the lost roses of summer.
What think you of the Harvest Moon?
I think back to the terror of burning cities,
Birmingham, London, Liverpool,
Glasgow, Plymouth and Coventry.
I think of the beautiful silver path
which lead bombers
to kill and to maim.
I think of people huddled together
I think of the cries of children
buried In the debris of their houses.
I think of the terrible silence when
their cries and screams ceased.
I think of our wanting peace,
but not at any price.
The silver path of the Harvest Moon
should be the path to our dreams.
The shining moon should be for lovers,
but never a beacon for bombers.