In other languages, the sun and the moon have definite genders: in French and many other romanic languages le soleil (the sun) is male and la lune (the moon) is female. In German and other germanic languages die Sonne is female and der Mond is male.
What is the `poetic' gender of the sun and the moon in English?
I found a number of threads on yahoo answers (great…), where it is claimed the sun is male and the moon is female in English, for example here.
In addition to trustworthy references, I would appreciate answers with examples from children's literature, fairy tales, fables or poems.