Even the Supermoon Eclipses

It was hard to peel my eyes off of the moon last night from its first emergence to its eclipse and back. What is it about the moon that transfixes us? The next total lunar eclipse won’t be until 2021 so enjoy this poem inspired by last night’s eclipse of the supermoon.  P.S. Someday I will get a camera that can take a good picture of the moon.
Even the Supermoon Eclipses

Out before sundown
almost transparent platinum
sitting fat on the horizon
rising steadily
like the silo at his side

Platinum turns yellow
then gleaming white
as the dark deepens

High in the sky
a portal now
the universe leaking through

Like cataract eyes
a fog slowly devours
the hanging rock

He is half gone now
still cheery
not worried

A moment to rest
at full cover

Sometimes we are eclipsed
by a larger, stronger,
greener rock

until we shift
finding our groove again
shirking off those
cloaks and doubts

Sometimes it is the unknown
that eclipses us
so we trust,
trust that the earth
will spin and
the darkness will clear.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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