July 12, 2014
Our Perigee

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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.

More about tonight’s full and super Moon.

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…

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June 28, 2014
Ramadan

Ramadan http://wp.me/s4ctFT-ramadan

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.

ramadan-moon

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June 23, 2014
Saint John’s Eve

Saint John’s Eve

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing 1786, William Blake

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing 1786, William Blake

Shakespeare made this magical night for lovers

dreaming foolishly amongst fairies, but Saint John,

patron saint of beekeepers, protected full hives,

mead to drink, a honey moon night

not long but setting many cradles rocking.

Honey-bees-in-a-hive

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June 13, 2014
The Thirteenth

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.

Phasesmoon

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June 10, 2014
Yearning

Yearning

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.

yearning

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May 14, 2014
mantis moon

mantis moon

(Source: sapphire1707)

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May 14, 2014

(Source: weheartit.com, via vibrant-realism)

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April 22, 2014
Earth Day

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.

Earthrise

“Spaceship Earth” – an “Earthrise” photo taken by Apollo 8 crew member Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, showing the…

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April 15, 2014
Blood Moon

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.

bloodmoon

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March 29, 2014
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

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

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March 5, 2014
Midnight Tea

The day is gone. Drinking steamcloud tea, thinking of Basho alone and borrowing sleep from the scarecrow’s sleeves as a far Moon…

Midnight Tea

The day is gone. Drinking steamcloud tea, thinking of Basho alone and borrowing sleep from the scarecrow’s sleeves as a far Moon…

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March 3, 2014
Moonlight Sonata

Piano Sonata Number 14 in C# Minor, Opus 27, Number 2 sounds less Romantic. Quasi una fantasia…

Moonlight Sonata

Piano Sonata Number 14 in C# Minor, Opus 27, Number 2 sounds less Romantic. Quasi una fantasia…

February 28, 2014
New Moon, Black Moon

New Moon, Black Moon

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).

To…

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February 13, 2014
Winter PondA Basho moon, almost full, follows me around the white pond edge drawn withwind moving reeds, a…View Post

Winter Pond

A Basho moon, almost full, follows me
around the white pond edge drawn with
wind moving reeds, a…

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January 31, 2014
The Year of the HorseToday is the Lunar New Year (AKA Chinese New Year) and this year is the year of the horse. Chinese…View Post

The Year of the Horse

Today is the Lunar New Year (AKA Chinese New Year) and this year is the year of the horse. Chinese…

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