A rabbit that lives on the Moon
according to mythology from Asian to Aztec.
Its mortar and pestle might hold medicine,
elixirs of life or rice cake ingredients.
Tonight it holds fragrant flowers for tea.
Surprised seeing the Moon and blue sky,
like seeing the shining sun at night.
We know the stars are always there.
Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is above.
Cosmic reminders of that taken for granted.
The day begins with a lunar eclipse.
Obscured by clouds, it still happened. Unseen
by me like so many deaths, births,
tragedies, triumphs. Tonight I see a child
splashing the full moon from the ocean.
What if we had no moon?
Without the moon, we might be careening from upright to sideways. With a near-zero degree tilt we’d barely see a few minutes of sun or — like Uranus, with its 97-degree tilt — we might find ourselves in 42 continuous years of sunlight, followed by 42 years darkness.
The cloud takes a bite of sun.
You see a bear in the cloud.
I see an autumn moon turned sideways
like a horseshoe with ends pointing down,
all the good luck falling out.
clouds, Moon, lightning
Tonight’s moon is waxing larger than yesterday
and will not be visible at dawn.
It is incomplete growing to the west,
gibbous, lighting whales humpbacked in its light.
Four more days until it is full.
This faked photo often appears online with the story that Mars will appear as big and bright as a full moon on August 27.
Right off, let’s say that Mars will NOT be approaching Earth this week at some extraordinary closeness. I think this must be an offshoot of the “supermoon” phenomena.
This hoax or just misinformation has been bouncing around the Net since the days when these kinds of memes…
Midnight puddles are filled with moving moons.
Clouds pass like fog on the water.
My foot breaks one moon, but only
for a moment, then peace returns again.
Children of the Moon visiting our planet.
Sitting outside beside the firepit embers’ glow,
holding glasses of wine, we pull closer
as the Moon comes closest to Earth.
This monthly fullness should be a reminder -
Journey? Intimacy? Distance? Choose your own lesson.
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.