Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Lunar Eclipse

What I hoped to see.
What I saw.

So I made my own. Then I googled 'eclipse poetry' and in that way it often does, the magical google found this which I really like.

The Eclipse

I stood out in the open cold
To see the essence of the eclipse
Which was its perfect darkness.

I stood in the cold on the porch
And could not think of anything so perfect
As mans hope of light in the face of darkness.


Richard Eberhart

13 comments:

Leenie said...

Well, Sarah, at least there was a possibility you could see it. The U.S. is about the only place in the world that will not be in the right place or time to view the eclipse.

I like your version better, anyway.

Shell said...

I agree with Leenie. I rarely get to see any eclipses. I can only use my imagination to think how beautiful it looks in person.

Kat Mortensen said...

I like the poem too. The top image is beautiful. Btw, did you take the photo of the fox?

Kat

Kamana said...

i must be on a different planet, for i didnt even know there was an eclipse last night!

Sarah said...

Yes I did take the fox picture Kat. He just appeared last week while we were in the nursery-but no kids as home visits. He walked across the playground, looked straight at me and opened and closed is mouth. It was really strange! I saw him again yesterday after school. Our school is called Foxfield so he is quite at home!

Adie Andrews said...

Amazing pics I watch it too it was something increadible. The colors of the moon I can't compare with anything else, absolute beauty.

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Tracy said...

Oh, I love that, Sarah... sometimes you just got to make what you want, what you want to see! ;o) We didn't see it either sadly, too overcast... :o( So I've spent my tea break looking online at what others DID get to see around the worlds... haha! Happy Day ((HUGS))

→lisa said...

I was at a show last night, so didn't get to look for the moon. We did see a nice big moon on our way to dinner, but no eclipse. Maybe I should make my own eclipse, too...

(also: foxes are so beautiful. I've never seen one in the flesh. What a lucky sighting!)

Janine said...

Oops! Lol! I love your humor!

Allegra Smith said...

The only way for us to see it was to watch the animated one at Google.

I am not sure you know that my new laptop decided to commit suicide and typing on the iPad I found out makes my fingers hurt :) - The surgery went fine, he is of course, much better than I am since I need to go back to normal after all the stress and so forth.

I hope you got some excellent news and that everything is fine. Know that there is a lit candle and nothing but good thoughts of loving friendship are sent your way. Hugs from here.

Kat Mortensen said...

He is a beauty, and you've taken a great photo of him. We had one in the field behind our house, a few weeks ago. You've given me an idea now...

Kat

jabblog said...

It was a filthy night here for the lunar eclipse so we didn't even go outside.
You asked if I had a story in mind - sort of - I'll have to work on it;-)

Paula said...

Your eclipse is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us since we had no chance over in this part of the world!