Rolph David

Moonlit Lesson! - A Sonnet

A monkey once chased the moon's bright beam,
Reflection shimmering in the lake's cool gleam.
But dreams deceive, as oftentimes we find,
In folly's grip, it left its dreams behind.

In fourteen lines, this cautionary tale,
In structured verse, its wisdom shall not fail.
For dreams, though tempting, often lead astray,
And chasing shadows brings a bitter day.

So let this sonnet be a timeless guide,
To anchor dreams where truth and wisdom bide.
For in life's journey, let reason reign,
And seek not after dreams that end in pain.

Thus, in this verse's rhythmic flow,
Reflect on the monkey's fateful show.

Based on the Japanese proverb 猿猴が月をとるwhich means: The monkey reaches for the moon!

All rights belong to its author. It was published on by demand of Rolph David.
Published on on 04/12/2024.


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