Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Alchemical Marriage

After yesterday, sadly not visible in Jersey, but seen elsewhere in England, today's poem is about the solar eclipse. Note that the Greek world "eclipse" means "abandoned". The Lydians and the Medes saw the eclipse as an omen, and ended their battle. This was on May 28, 585 BC, and the eclipse was predicted by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus.

The Alchemical Marriage

At Stonehenge, they await the day
And then the hour, the moment soon
As they chant, the light fades away
The sun is swallowed by the moon

Chinese astrologers saw this sign
As dragons devouring the light
A portent calculated, yet divine
The sun is eaten, fearful sight

The stars in their courses came
To stop the Lydians and the Medes
As the sun grew dark, lost its flame
Their war ended, peace concedes

Do not be fearful of the abandoned light,
An alchemical marriage of day and night.

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