„The Lake was that deep blue, which night
Wears in the zenith moon's full light;
With pebbles shining thro', like gems
Lighting sultana's diadems :“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(2nd October 1824) The Lake
„The sky spread over with one continuous cloud, whitened by the light of the moon, which, though her dim shape was seen, did not throw forth so strong a light as to chequer the earth with shadows. At once the clouds seemed to cleave asunder, and left her in the centre of a black-blue vault. She sailed along, followed by multitudes of stars, small, and bright, and sharp.“
— Dorothy Wordsworth English author, poet and diarist 1771 - 1855
January 25, 1798 Compare Wordsworth's "A Night-Piece", lines 1-16 http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww123.html.
„Among all the luminaries shining in the sky, the sun is the chief, and in the Brahma-samhita the sun is accepted as the glowing eye of the Supreme Lord. There are fifty varieties of wind blowing in space, and of these winds the controlling deity, Marici, represents Krishna. Among the stars, the Moon is the most prominent at night, and thus the Moon represents Krishna. It appears from this verse that the Moon is one of the stars; therefore the stars that twinkle in the sky also reflect the light of the sun. The theory that there are many suns within the universe is not accepted by Vedic literature. The sun is one, and as by the reflection of the sun the Moon illuminates, so also do the stars. Since Bhagavad-gita indicates herein that the Moon is one of the stars, the twinkling stars are not suns but are similar to the Moon.“
— A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Indian guru 1896 - 1977
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1972. Chapter 10, verse 21, purport. Vedabase http://www.vedabase.com/en/bg/10/21
„For ever... well... it droops the mouth. Till I
There's one blue patch no smoke dares touch.
Sky, clear, ineffable, alive with light,
Always the same...
Before, I never knew
Rest and green peace.“
— Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943
„The broad cloud-driving moon in the clear sky
Lifts o’er the firs her shining shield,
And in her tranquil light
Sleep falls on forest and field.
See! sleep hath fallen: the trees are asleep:
The night is come. The land is wrapt in sleep.“
— Robert Seymour Bridges British writer 1844 - 1930
The Storm is Over, The Land Hushes to Rest, l. 38-43.
— Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of St. Antony
„The Light, The Thunder, The Dunes of Sand, The Sun, The Moon, Man and the land. If we work a little, we might see, if we think and reflect on each rock and tree, there’s no measure to all it’s worth — sustainable earth.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
— Gigi D'Agostino, da Walking n° 15 cd 1
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
„Sun is the reason
And the world it will bloom
‘Cause sun lights the sky
And the sun lights the moon“
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
„Seeing the moon, he becomes the moon, the moon seen by him becomes him. He sinks into nature, becomes one with nature. The light of the "clear heart" of the priest, seated in the meditation hall in the darkness before the dawn, becomes for the dawn moon its own light.“
— Yasunari Kawabata Japanese author, Nobel Prize winner 1899 - 1972
On the poetry of Myōe and ideas of Saigyō Hōshi