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Lunar Eclipse Poem

February 19, 2008
For the Poetry Train this week, I offer this 3:15 experiment poem from last August which fits in with the upcoming lunar eclipse on Weds. Feb. 20 at sunset Pacific Coast time (for more, see the post below). In the 3:15 Experiment, participants from around the globe wake up and write at 3:15 in the morning every night in the month of August in order to stay in a that half awake, half asleep semi conscious dream state…raw unedited 3:15 poems are posted on the website, the 3:15 experiment

Tues Aug 28 2007 315am

The moon is burnt orange
the sun took a bite & then another
covering the moon with its shadow
only lit now by light
reflected by earth, by us

It’s spooky & a bit crazy
yet I want to wake my son up
show him our moon
its light should be spilling
across my bed across my face
instead it is eerily dark
when only a few hours ago
it was light

It looks sad alone quiet
up there in the dark
with only a few trees to
hug it lost w/o its light

10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2008 1:16 pm

    I like poems dealing with the moon. Your poem enhances monn’s loneliness.

    ode for convoluted crevices

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  3. February 19, 2008 7:53 pm

    good poem. the moon — always an inspiring figure though we always seem to think it’s lonely.

  4. February 24, 2008 7:35 am

    Hi AP! Lovely eclipse, wasn’t it? Yes, always a bit eerie.

    I like the final lines.

  5. Steve Patterson permalink
    February 25, 2008 8:51 pm

    Hello: I am a student in a Video streaming class. I am asking your permission to use your poem in a video about a lunar eclipe in our area.
    I couldn’t find any other way to correspond my request. Than You,
    Steve G. Patterson

  6. February 26, 2008 12:56 am

    sure Steve, thanks for asking my permission; glad you like the poem! I will email you for more details. will i be able to post it on my blog?

  7. February 26, 2008 7:08 pm

    steve, the email on your reply didn’t work. please contact me again with contact info.

  8. Steve Patterson permalink
    March 2, 2008 7:45 pm

    This is my correct e-mail.

  9. March 13, 2008 12:18 am

    steve, that email doesn’t seem to work for me–when i try it, it comes back. do you have another way to contact you?

    i thought i’d add an art predator email but haven’t done so yet.


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