Weekly Poem: David Lehman reads ‘Yours the Moon’

BY Victoria Fleischer  December 16, 2013 at 11:27 AM EDT

Yours the Moon

Yours the moon
mine the Milky
Way a scarf

around my neck
I love you
as the night

loves the moon’s
dark side as
the sky, distant,

endless, wears her
necklace of stars
over her dress

under my scarf
that she wears
against the cold

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Photo by John Tranter

David Lehman is the series editor of “The Best American Poetry.” His new collection, “New and Selected Poems” draws on more than 40 years of material. He has published seven other books of poetry, including “When a Woman Loves a Man,” “The Daily Mirror” and “Valentine Place.” He teaches at The New School and lives in New York City.

Hear David Lehman read “Radio.”