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Blood Moon

Such magnificence; such beauty
Such colour that imbues
La Luna on this autumn night
With harvest moon in view

Resplendent in her regalia
Of ruby orange glow
Midst diamond studded starlit sky
Seen from the world below

Commanding awe and wonder
She reaps with mystic might
To gather in the souls of those
Regarding her tonight

  Photo: Nabarun/Wikimedia Commons)

Eclipse

Riddle me this, riddle me why
There’s trouble ahead
Look up to the sky
As La Lune is arriving
To challenge the light
Flexing his muscle
This day to bring night

For he’ll drain out the life blood
Of the brightest star
He’ll get in her way
As he comes from afar
To land on her lantern
Stalk her pathway for sure
Imprinting his shadow
As he knocks on her door

And he’ll tease and he’ll taunt
Let the world know he’s there
Yet in time he will leave
Without a song or a care
When her heart he’s eclipsed
And his moment has passed
For La Lune’s in transition
And his presence won’t last

English: The 1999 Solar eclipse in France (Vie...

English: The 1999 Solar eclipse in France (View 6). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Anyone Out There?

In Hat Creek California
Down on a silent plain
Auricles are precisely set
To listen out again
For the WOW signal incoming
From elsewhere; from ET
But will they hear it; pick it up
Is there more than you and me?

For we have hope that we aren’t in
The universe alone
Sharing our galaxy with more
Than spinning on our own
Through space and time eternal
Throughout the Milky Way
As those in Hat Creek listen out
Incessantly each day

English: An artist's impression of our home ga...

English: An artist’s impression of our home galaxy – the Milky Way. Our solar system is one of billions in the galaxy. And the galaxy is one of billions in the universe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Setting Star

Sun bursts in twilit blaze
Exploding fragmented rays across the heavens
A golden volcano of crepuscular light
Erupting on the horizon in cardinal flames
Lapping in the wake of a cerulean sky
Heralding tinctures tinged in Autumn’s russets
To glow in the fire of this setting star

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Twilight in San Francisco area (Wikipedia)

The Night Sky

Look into the night sky and see a million stars
And think that without darkness
Their light would not be ours
Their radiance would simply not
Shine out so very bright
Without the black nocturnally
All stars would lose their fight

And likewise our adversities
Our toils and troubles too
May overwhelm and sometimes feel
Like they are what’s in view
But with a little confidence
And effort on our part
Our own lamps sparkle brilliantly
With truth held in our heart

And then it’s us that radiate
That shine and glisten more
Than any hassle, pain or strife
For as we brighten sure
The darkness round these other things
Just dissipates and goes
So that the million stars still shine
With the love we bestow

And throughout all the heavens
Down here upon the Earth
The beauty of such radiance
Is given a new birth
To brighten up the darkness
To shine through every night
With joy, and love and comfort sure
In effervescent light

English: Pictured here is a long exposure phot...

English: Pictured here is a long exposure photograph of the night sky. In this image the stars appear to streak across the sky. The effect is created as the earth spins along its rotation with the camera fixed to a tripod. Photographing stars present many challenges to the photographer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Human Quest

Exponential exploration
From ape to man in space
Yet still despite such gains it seems
There’s much to learn; embrace

Acknowledging that we don’t know
All that there is out there
Beyond the universal gate
Past planets and thin air

And so with open mind we must
Discover and explore
With yearning hearts to ascertain
More knowledge that’s for sure

And search til there’s no more to search
Ask til all answers cease
In quest to find all there’s to find
Our brain banks to increase

Then journey on with minded might
To realms so very far
Extending learning with intent
As man amongst the stars

English: Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. *...

English: Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. * Additional noise reduction performed by Diliff. Original image by Luc Viatour. Français : L’éclipse totale de soleil en 1999 faite en France. * Réduction du bruit réalisée par Diliff. Image d’origine Luc Viatour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lunar Tides

The moon shines bright across the bay
Infusing light; enough to spy
The depths of shadows on the waves
Against the blackened azure sky

And dropping on the waves that break
Upon the shoreline constantly
A glistening spark from starlight bright
To twinkle there out on the sea

Amidst the dunes of windswept sand
The rustle of the dried out grass
The lunar creatures come to dance
And wait for night to turn and pass

And still the tides lap silently
Upon the beach in wait for day
As currents wax and wane in time
With moon that shines across the bay

 

Stargazing

Do you ever stop and wonder
When looking to the sky
The years that have now been and gone
As starlight hits your eye

Heavenly bodies oh so luminous
Mind-blowing to observe
Philosophy transcending as
It hits our optic nerve!

So immense and everlasting
Expansive universe
Astonishing; astounding
For time to still traverse

Do you ever stop and wonder
When you look into the sky
Such mysteries unparalleled
The marvels way up high

Star trails and Star tails.

Star trails and Star tails. (Photo credit: Joe Dsilva)

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Aurora Hunting

Tonight we’re going to be
Aurora Hunters all
To head into the countryside
And see a spectacle

To witness in great earnest
A vision in the heights
The aurora borealis
Aka Northern Lights

And with hat, scarves and mittens
To save against the cold
We’re hoping to gaze up and see
Phenomena so bold

Where energy dispersing
Will colour radiantly
Or least that is our one desire
Our wish expectantly

So now that such activity
Has hit earth from the sun
We’re off on our aurora hunt
Let’s hope that we’ll see one!

English: This is a picture of Aurora Borealis ...

English: This is a picture of Aurora Borealis from canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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