Let us consider for a moment
That lifeless rock that orbits this planet,
Whose presence is made known,
And whose glory is shown,
Only in its reflection of the Sun.
Let us endow the lifeless moon with life,
And see what Man should think if
Its first declaration were a petition
For a redress of grievances; namely,
that the Moon is accorded too little affection.
Says the moon “Are not all heavenly bodies created equally?
Then why should the Sun have any more veneration than me?”
And the people of the Earth reply:
“Is it not the Sun that gives life to all of us here below?
Is it not the light of the Sun that reveals you,...