Said the Sun, rising in the East, "Moon, leave my morning sky. It is for me alone, cloudless, to shine in my utmost glory.
"Go away and come back at night, when you belong."
"Mighty Sun," said the Moon lazing in the Southern region. "You are so grand and powerful, what is a dim creature like myself to you?
"Surely no threat."
"I rule the day and you keep to the night, this is our agreement," Sun said. "I never break my part of the deal, but you often skitter about in my sky, late up or early rising.
"Rules are meant to be followed."
"It is true that you are punctual, for you define the day and man sets his schedule by you," Moon said. "While you give light by which to work, and heat by which to live, where would you be without me?
"Your fading servant."
"Without you?" Sun asked. "Why I would be the same. I would rise in the East, set in the West and bring light to the world."
"I don't need you."
"Maybe you don't," Moon pondered. "But man does, and woman does. They both need me. For without you there would be no work. But without me,
"There would be no joy."
"Joy? Man and Woman both revel in the daylight and marvel at the flowers and trees and grass that I bring to life," Sun roared. "Joy?
"I am ever Cheerful."
"You are bright and hot and powerful, Sir Sun," Moon said. "But joyful? No. I am mystery to them, sometimes as you see me now, half lit and half invisible. They see me as round in their imagination.
"You are one way ever - dominating.
"I come and go, brighter and dimmer; new, half and full.
"I am romance for lovers secretly hidden from others,
"I am celebrations at harvest and planting,
"I see their wild dancing when they let go of inhibitions,
"And Sun, I make you beautiful as well."
"Me, what have you ever done for me?" Sun asked.
"When you are so upset with me, like now, you engulf me in front of the world," Moon said. "Even then, despite your strength,
"I eclipse you."
And with that Moon dropped out of view and Sun traveled through the sky,
- written by CV Rick
- after seeing the moon in the morning sky.