Monday, December 7, 2009

Inspired by the moon blues

Lunar eclipse 2-20-2008

The orb humbled itself
to the shadow of the earthen goddess
bloody and bowled
a beacon

it blazingly grins at the star,
daring her to dance with delight
in liquid love’s light.

Cold grey shadows
anchored silently in the mists
long for the heaven’s cacophony
and to sing with the croaking frogs.

They hold the pale blue light
fueled by flesh and blood and rhythms
eclipsing the day and opening the night
to the sanguine surges of love and life.
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"It was on this day in 1972 that astronauts on the Apollo 17 spacecraft took a famous photograph of the Earth, a photo that came to be known as "The Blue Marble."
quoted from:
The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor | After Psalm 137 by Anne Porter


  1. I like this piece, though I had it read it a couple of times to establish the poetic rhythm in my head for it. It is there, albeit subtle which makes the earths place the more precious within the dance of sun and moon..

  2. Yes, WM, this was probably my 1st or 2nd poem ever, I will re-visit it's structure someday,
    it's hard to change a poem once it's taken on a life of it's own.