Tonight, the nightsky’s full and “super” Moon
makes me think about our own perigee -
When were we closest to each other?
Moments ago in startime, but years ago,
before forces pushed us into empty space.
Our use of perigee to mean the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the Earth, comes from late 16th century French p…
Islam’s holiest month of fasting during days,
broken by iftar community dinners after sunset
and prayers. One Hafiz who has memorized
the Quran recites a segment to all.
Sighting the crescent moon begins the month.
A thirteenth day that is a Friday.
A Full Moon to complete a triad
of strange correlation without any real causation.
We look carefully for signs and connections -
find clockwork regularity; serendipity in the moments.
Two darker shadows in the night lake
watch the still white naked moon sleeping
on a rippling forest just above them.
They are in pain with love, desire -
yearning for something they believe is real.
I remember the first Earth Day 1970.
College students and schoolchildren in spring sunshine,
peaceful demonstrations, environmental reform, raising American consciousness.
The largest secular world holiday to celebrate
this well-provisioned Spacehip Earth, sailing through space.
“Spaceship Earth” – an “Earthrise” photo taken by Apollo 8 crew member Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, showing the…
Up late for the total lunar eclipse
that tints the Moon a coppery red.
This first evening of Passover, we enter
the Earth’s shadow too obscured by clouds
hiding blood as darkness passes over us.
So many shots of this morning’s pairing of the moon with the brightest planet, Venus in the predawn sky today and yesterday (March 27 and 28). More athttp://earthsky.org/space/miss-the-moon-and-venus-this-morning-photos-here
The day is gone. Drinking steamcloud tea, thinking of Basho alone and borrowing sleep from the scarecrow’s sleeves as a far Moon…
Piano Sonata Number 14 in C# Minor, Opus 27, Number 2 sounds less Romantic. Quasi una fantasia…
There was no New Moon this month, but there will be two in March – on the 1st and the 30th.
I have seen some websites call the New Moon a Black Moon. That is not an astronomical term but the name is understandable since the Moon is not normally visible at this phase (except when it is seen in silhouette during a solar eclipse).
A Basho moon, almost full, follows me
around the white pond edge drawn with
wind moving reeds, a…