This one puzzles me a little – the moon a sheet of silver calm yet the water turbulent, which would discombobulate the image of the moon on the water.

‘And whenever she thought of him, the thought spread round it, like the risen moon on turbulent waters, a sheet of silver calm.’

Source: Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography, ed. with an introduction by Rachel Bowlby (Oxford: World’s Classics, 1992), p. 157

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