Blood Moon

bloody moonBlood Moon

The perigean moon now nudges earth

a light magenta makes his presence known.

He pulls our tide’s emotions with his birth.

A bloody,  moonlit night, aphelion.

Light rays are blocked upon our lunar face

Throughout earth’s atmosphere a reddish glow

as jealous lovers cast no calm embrace.

They’re bent, diminished in attempted flow.

Now apogee keeps distance in his heart

when all the moon lies shadowed by the soul

for seekers never know the brilliant part

as earth shine overwhelms the moonlit whole.

Man was not meant to see a perfect moon

Yet bravely sings as if he had such tune.


(I was up at 5 am this morning to see this moon.  It only appears just this red (and rare!) every 150 years…Beautiful !)

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