she clambers over the headland
crawls slow above the Med
takes time before emerging
a moon massive and red

she rises gaining brightness
dispersing what enshrouds
begins to send her radiance
through angry darkened clouds

even as they cede their grey space
reluctantly it seems
the great disk is a harbinger
of nightmares more than dreams

she sits now in the heavens
her glaring face derides
the puny earth that trembles
robbed by rebellious tides

we watch her colour changing
to a dull and sullen brown
I reach to you for comfort
your heart has long closed down

tonight the summer ended
as though it sank into the sea
the shadow cast across the moon
eclipsed your love for me

Click here to hear this poem put to music by my California-based friend and musician extraordinaire Kris Anderson.
The words were inspired by the ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse of September 2015.
Kris captures perfectly the power, the beauty and the sadness of this rare event:

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2 Responses to eclipse

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Wow, I really love your poetry compilations with Kris they’re amazing! Merry Christmas CE! Hugs and kisses on the cheek. Enjoy the holidays! 💕🙏🏻🎄😊😘


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