eclipse

eclipse

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:

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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