„Sunlight falling bright
Over village garden walls
Moonlight shower's gold
where leaving waterfalls
People walk in splendour
Under trees hung in starlight.“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
— Anatoly Kudryavitsky a Russian/Irish novelist, poet, literary translator and magazine editor 1954
„Clowntime is over
Time to take over
While others just talk and talk
Somebody's watching where the others don't walk.“
— Elvis Costello English singer-songwriter 1954
Clowntime Is Over
„A poet knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
„We cannot fathom why people would stand across the street, easily a hundred feet away, when they could be so close, near us.
‘Suckers.’ I tell Toph, thumbing toward those watching from so far away. It is important, I feel, that the boy knows what suckers look like.“
— Dave Eggers memoirist, novelist, short story writer, editor, publisher 1970
„Just friends, just friends. Standing there in the bookstore, watching Seth walk away, I half wondered how anyone could still use that line. But I knew why, of course. It was used because people still believed it. Or at least they wanted to.“
— Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues
„Tonight my wife must watch alone
the full moon over Fu-zhou;
I think sadly of my sons and daughters far away,
too young to understand this separation
or remember our life in Chang'an.
In fragrant mist, her flowing hair is damp;
In clear moonlight, her jade-white arms are cold.
When will we lean at the open casement together
while the moonlight dries our shining tears?“
— Du Fu Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty 712 - 770
"Moonlit Night" https://allpoetry.com/Moonlit-Night (trans. David Lunde)
„In the pool halls, the hustlers and the losers
I used to watch 'em through the glass.
Well I'd stand outside at closing time
Just to watch her walk on past.
Unlike all the other ladies, she looked so young and sweet.
As she made her way alone down that empty street.
Down on Mainstreet.“
— Bob Seger American singer-songwriter 1945