Usually when an eclipse – solar or lunar – is forecast, that’s equivalent to a prediction of imminent bad weather. However, last night was perfect, clear if cold. Here’s one from a sequence – 10x on tripod.

This is almost at totality, but I like the bright area at the top.

This one is obviously the fifth moon. I told you it would be like this.

Seven moons

The first moon is just past full,
and pale, high in the day-blue sky.

The second is a sword-edge
at midnight, Auvergne, slicing
the star-strewn velvet.

The third is haloed,
presaging snow.

The fourth moon is a round of butter
in a hot harvest night, stifled by desire.

The fifth moon, earth-eclipsed,
is a muddy red, omened with prophecies.

The sixth is shuttered repeatedly
by flailing clouds.

The seventh moon is the one
which must not be named.

Colin Will
Published in Sushi & Chips, diehard 2006


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3 Responses to Eclipsed

  1. apprentice says:

    Nice shot, you caught thr red, my camera seemed to pck up a muddy brown hue.

  2. Colin Will says:

    Thanks apprentice. It’s a totty wee lens, so it’s not as sharp as I’d like it when blown up, but I like the atmosphere of the shot. I may use it on a poetry card with my ‘Seven Moons’ poem.

  3. Cailleach says:

    Nice shot and I enjoyed the poem afterwards too. The seven stags seems to get at what we saw on Saturday quite well!

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