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Lady Moon, Lady Moon: A Paganistani Children's Rhyme

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Lady Moon, Lady Moon

 

Lady Moon, Lady Moon,

shining so bright:

where are the little stars

hiding tonight?

Ask the old owl

that lives in the tree.

Who's that behind you?

 One, two, three...

Boo!

 

 

Collected by Italian anthropologist Stefano Pozzo in Minneapolis in 1978, this rhyme is used by older children to mock-frighten younger siblings.

 

 

 

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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.

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