Wednesday, March 14, 2018

a super Blue Moon total eclipse!

                                                                                             Attribution: © Ted Strutz
Image: Being Prepared to Capture
a Historic Moment (here)

Remember the Blue Moon? – so called being a second
of two full moons in one calendar month (it passed through
the Earth’s shadow on January 31, 2018, to give us a total
lunar eclipse) It is also the third in a series of three straight
full moon supermoons – that is, super-close full moons. So
it’s not just a total lunar eclipse, or a Blue Moon, or a
supermoon. It’s all three  a super Blue Moon total eclipse!

It is the first Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years

the 11 of 12 given words:
burning burns appear hope cave 
bonds frailty read flowers sugars flares

what a scream!
the first Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years!

it creates a burning desire that
burns ever since he got news of
its impending will to appear

his hope is a clear night
on a beach definitely
not in a cave

his bond with astronomy
is a romance with the cosmic
mysteries ever since the day he
received a telescope for
his 10th birthday

the frailty of a rainy night though
reads like flowers and sugars
that flares in his mind

but he is unperturbed
he is determined not to miss the
unique opportunity of a lifetime
(100 words)

Rochelle's Photo Prompt - 16th march 
MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #153
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif -  scream


  1. " a romance with the cosmic
    mysteries" Love! Since age 10!?
    I enjoy the use of scream in this idiom!

  2. we got a clear sky and saw the entire eclipse... yes an opportunity of a lifetime...!

  3. My son got a telescope at age ten....I remember his excitement setting it up, looking in the lens and saying "It's JUPITER!!!! Oh! No! It's my own eyeball." LOL. He had forgotten to take off the lens cap. Thanks for reminding me of that.

  4. Is it your grand kid Hank? If he is may his curiosity increase. I love the first line so much. What a start!

    1. You guessed right, Sumana.And the excitement rubbed on to us also.


  5. An excellent poem Hank, I love to see the moon from my lounge window, will think of your poem in future.


  6. Sure a once in a lifetime experience indeed. Hopefully the curiosity keeps on.

  7. At least he will get a second chance this month if the first night was rainy.

  8. I agree! So happy I got to see it, it made me feel small and ancient.

  9. "...Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years!" What a scream, indeed!

  10. there is something romantic about the moon... spent many a night staring at it and the stars...

  11. I like the way you have your budding astronomer determined to see the super blue moon despite the weather, and the attraction of staying indoors.

  12. Beautifully written. It was very overcast here, so we didn't get to see much.

  13. You cannot miss it... (unless it's overcast as it was here)

  14. so cool - the history you preserved...