Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Eclipsed

cold mist blurred
the almost full moon
as it rose

to redden later
in eclipse

but from our window
all we could see
was mist


Total Lunar Eclipse, 21 February 2008

edited on 21 February, I wrote this poem on 20 February, thinking I'd missed the eclipse but I'd got the date wrong. As it was though the situation turned out to be as predicted in my poem!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just lovely...I can feel the shades of coldness and heat throughout.

Tracey

Anonymous said...

I hope the clouds stay away tonight.

Rose

xo

Crafty Green Poet said...

LOL, Rose, when I wrote the poem I thought I'd missed it, but I'll be ready for it tonight, except our windows face the wrong way and even for a lunar eclipse not sure | want to run into the streets at 3am or climb onto the roof without a stepladder ...

Anonymous said...

Nice one. Such a shame you 'mist' it.

Janice Thomson said...

Ah Juliet...so good to be reading you again - Ive missed roaming through your links and reading your delightful verse.

polona said...

cloudy here at the moment... so i don't know whether we'll get a glimpse of the eclipse or not

Anonymous said...

I am glad to read your answer to Rose, I thought I had missed it!

Love the poem, anyway!

Larry Kollar said...

The eclipse happened at a reasonable time here in the eastern US, but we had thin overcast. I got a barely-usable pic out of it. (follow my profile etc)

squirrelmama said...

You evoke beautifully the elusive nature of these celestial moments, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Lovely

Rabbits' Guy said...

It was quite a sight at about 7:00 PM PST right out our front window!

Like magic!

Crafty Green Poet said...

rabbits guy - wow! We had a really good view of a total lunar eclipse several years ago like that but this time we missed it as predicted in the poem.

Gardenpath - sorry for misleading, I had got my dates wrong when I wrote and posted the poem, it was only when I added the dated link I realised the right date...

divakitty, keith, squirrelmama - thanks

polona - hope you managed to see it

janice - good to see you back!

farfetched - good that you saw it!

Mandy said...

alas the bright clear skys of last week went away and the cloud returned so I too saw nothing of the eclipse. I have gathered a few videos together on my blog in compensation.

Anonymous said...

Lovely.

Anonymous said...

That was a cute short little poem.

SandyCarlson said...

I like this. Despite all we know about the world, there is so much we can't know--or see. And yet, what we have is everything.

Rethabile said...

Nice poem. Did you finally catch it?

UL said...

Oh this one is brilliant...i missed the eclipse!

Linda Jacobs said...

We were lucky to be able to see it at 10pm! It was spectacular!

Your little poem catches the feeling of missing anything. It always feels a little like being in a mist, doesn't it?

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Too cloudy here, too. :(

Anonymous said...

Events in nature occur even if we don't see them. A message to remember!

Lovely lines.

L said...

very nice