SoulReserve

Lunar Eclipse, January 31, 2018

sealanehill:

7 AM EST / 8 PM AWST

Your setting sun
Is rising for me.
My setting Moon
Is rising for you.
In the cold morning, I…
In the warm evening, you…
     Set out to watch
     Our belovèd orb
     Cross Earth’s shadow.

Climbing the highest
Place I can reach
Near home
(The metal stands
Of the local sports field),
I catch but a
Glimpse
Of shadow
—Like eyeliner—
On the upper limb,
Before the Moon
Is tangled in bare
Winter branches
As it drops behind
First Watchung Mountain.

You, meanwhile,
Are by the lake,
Watching the Moon
Rise from the Western Desert,
A picnic set out,
And the crowded sounds
Of a busy summer night
All around.
You’ll see the whole show,
As the Moon turns
From buttery disc
To ashy cinder
To glowing coal
And back again.

Your sky isn’t my sky,
Nor is my earth yours.
Yet we are linked,
Sharing Sun,
Sharing Moon,
Sharing words.
Half a world apart,
Linked
As friends.

© Sealanehill 2018

@soulreserve

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