Blood Red Moon……

P1010378April 15th marks the first of two full lunar eclipses for 2014.  This full moon will be passing through the sign of Libra at 8.42 am BST, emphasizing relationships of all sorts.  The full moon appears coppery red during a total lunar eclipse because the dispersed light from all the Earth’s sunrises and sunsets falls on the face of the moon. Thus the term ‘Blood Moon’ can be and is applied to any and all total lunar eclipses. The eclipse will be visible in the Pacific Ocean region, including Australia and New Zealand, as well as North and South America. It will not be visible in the UK or Europe.

Moon and Water
by Mary Oliver

I wake and spend
the last hours
of darkness
with no one

but the moon
She listens
to my complaints
like the good

companion she is
and comforts me surely
with her light.
But she, like everyone,

has her own life.
So finally I understand
that she has turned away,
is no longer listening.

She wants me
to refold myself
into my own life.
And, bending close,

as we all dream doing,
she rows with her white arms
through the dark water
which she adores

from Evidence, 2009


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Linda Hill
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