by T.E. Hulme

A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.

T.E. Hulme was an English critic and poet. He has been credited as one of the first Imagist poets, and this 1909 poem has been considered among the first to exemplify this style. He was killed in battle in World War I at the age of thirty-four.