The moonlight Yvor Winters I waited on In the late autumn moonlight A train droning out of thought-- The mind on moonlight And on trains. Blind as a thread of water Stirring through a cold like dust, Lonely beyond all silence And humming this to children, The nostalgic listeners in sleep, Because no guardian Stirs stories through distance upon distance, His eyes a web of sleep. "The moonlight" appeared in Secession No. 7 (Winter 1924). Yvor Winters, born October 17, 1900 in Chicago, was a poet, critic and professor. He was the author of many books, including his collected poems (Swallow press, 1960, which won the Bolinger Prize. He died on January 25, 1968.