Why do you hide your sideways smile
Behind the darkened flock?
Casting hope to every mile,
For each shadowed tree and rock?
All the ones below your might
Wish upon your friends.
The countless dreams conjured at night-
Your departure brings their end.
You are the door between night and day
Royalty of the dark.
Crescent moon, don't shy away
'Til you hear the call of the lark.