Tuesday, 9 July 2013


“The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance.” - Arthur Smith

A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term “supermoon” is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology. The moon will not be so close again until August 10, 2014. Supermoons occur about once every 14 full moons in a full moon cycle. Magpie Tales  has provided an image of last month’s supermoon by Julio Cortez, to inspire participants in her creative writing challenge. Here is my offering.


One day I’ll tear
The thin gauze of the passing seasons,
Transcending time
I’ll pass into the infinite.
Stepping on bleeding moon

Expiring in its death throes
I’ll merge with dying breath
Of supernovaed sun

And travel through Armageddon.

I’ll fathom the true meaning of eternity
Seconds, days, aeons being identical,
My soul will fill to bursting
And still yearn for more;
Forever on until my eyes resemble seas
My brain engorged with newness and
With increasing understanding.

And ever onward,
To know,
To learn,
To understand,
To seek,

To find,
To see the reason why...


  1. Beautiful write...I like your montage of Cortez's photos...

  2. Love what you did with the image...and the text did it justice.


  3. Excellent description of enlightenment...beautiful and powerful!

  4. Very cool. I once had a frightening dream wherein the moon cracked into three pieces, due to all the atomic waste that was being stored there. This did not bode well for the Earth!

  5. Wow! Great poem although a bit scary...