Under the Light of the Midnight Moon

Under the Light of the Midnight Moon

Under the light

of the Midnight Moon,

A Racoon asked a Loon,

“Have you seen my spoon?”

And the Loon said, “No.”

This is just a little short and bitter-sweet vignette of a possible occurrence in Nature; but…

… it does raise more questions than it has answers for:


what is a Loon?

are different species able to communicate clearly and concisely with each other? – perhaps through an empathetical voice (as we never seem to hear them) and, is English a ‘default’ language in other countries as well as this one? – maybe they make use of Esperanto.

Should I have crowbarred the word’ Macaroon’ into the above poem? – it is a fine word, and makes very few appearances in modern literature.

And, finally, would a Racoon have the need of a spoon? – Nature seems to provide all that Naturists need… sorry, I think that I have used the wrong word there, Naturalists? No, just ‘Nature’ again is what I meant to say.


The loons (North America) or divers (United Kingdom / Ireland) are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia. All living species of loons are members of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae and order Gaviiformes.

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