Lunatic

Lunatic

Wise folk call me a man insane
( Life , go easily , death come soon . )
They laugh within doors , but I remain
With the cold moon , the bright moon , the cold bright moon .

Many a night has the madman seen ,
( Life , go easily , death come soon )
He knows how little the wise folk mean
To the cold moon , the bright moon , the cold bright moon

I saw in the night a secret sign ,
(Life , go easily , death come soon . )
Wise folk take heed , for the world is mine ,
And the cold moon , the bright moon , the cold bright moon .

Received 17 September 1951