Once in a blue moon

Once in a blue moon

This “Year of Astronomy” is coming to an end with a lovely event, a blue moon. The lunar month is between 29 and 30 days long. Every two or three years there are two full moons in one month, and the second one is called “blue moon”. A rare occasion. That’s where the expression “once in a blue moon” comes from to describe something that doesn’t happen very often.

Have a delightful New Year’s Eve!

Blue Moon

Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart (1934)

Blue moon,
you saw me standing alone
without a dream in my heart
without a love on my own.

Blue moon,
you knew just what I was there for
you heard me saying a prayer for
somebody I really could care for.

And then there suddenly appeared before me,
the only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper, “Please adore me.”
and when I looked,
the moon had turned to gold.

Blue moon,
now I’m lo longer alone
without a dream in my heart
without a love of my own.

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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