The Dog in the Moon
Henry Lawson, 1909
In the days of your childhood, when Granny was there,
And all things were truthful, and all things were fair;
You believed that your sin would be punished right soon
You believed in the tale of the Man in the Moon.
And for picking up sticks on a Sunday, we knew,
He was sent to the Moon. But his dog followed too.
The master's been dead for full many a June,
But his old dog still mourns him the Dog in the Moon.
If you do not believe me and people are dull
Just seek the right place when the moon is at full.
And you'll hear the dogs howling a dolorous tune
'Tis the Earth dogs that answer the Dog in the Moon.