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.