Saturday, 3 October 2015

Eclipse of the Moon

As might be expected this week, my poem is about the lunar eclipse. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did if you stayed awake in the early hours. Clear skies, a rather mild night, no wind to speak off. We were so lucky. This poem was actually written in May 2004, the last time I saw an eclipse.

Eclipse of the Moon

The moon was in eclipse last night
In past, a portent giving fright
But now a sign of wonder yet
Dance of planets in minuet 

The crescent shrinking with each hour
Through clouds, so thin and wispier
Until at last is seen a final sliver
A sight that awes, and gives a shiver. 

In its place is seen a glowing coal
As if a giant here had stole
The whiter moon away as abductor
Replaced it with its redder sister.

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