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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

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Eclipse

Whilst gazing up towards the sky
I saw a wondrous sight
For in the beauteous heavens above
The day turned into night

The moon was dancing with the sun
Fixed in a long embrace -
A lovely courtship had begun
Up there in silent space

Suspended high in dark display
As one, entwined in love
Against the black and sombre sky
Their backdropp set above

They kissed so long and tenderly
Wrapped in a sweet romance -
Before my eyes they ballet`d in
A graceful cosmic dance

The darkened skies then set a scene
A truly splendid thing
As from their heav`nly union shone
A shimm`ring diamond ring

The daylight then returned in full
As, slow, they moved apart
Their marriage thus surrendered to
Reveal the sun`s bright heart

Submitted: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Edited: Sunday, August 12, 2012


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  • * Sunprincess * (10/17/2012 8:37:00 PM)

    very picturesque..love this one.. :)

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  • Mark Dillon (7/28/2012 9:53:00 AM)

    Supernova, lovey description and verse.

  • Hans Vr (7/20/2012 9:43:00 PM)

    A masterpiece, Valerie. Superb.

  • Joseph Anderson (7/18/2012 3:41:00 PM)

    If you have not, please submit your poetry for publication. It is certainly worthy. I believe it would
    sell, very well

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/16/2012 6:36:00 PM)

    I'll always think of this poem every.time I witness an eclipse.

  • eloida Capuno (7/16/2012 11:36:00 AM)

    lovely! nice flow of words and imagery.

  • Captain Cur (7/16/2012 8:58:00 AM)

    Awesome, poem of the century, I'm not talking 16th here.
    Although this is the type of poem that will survive through
    the centuries. Great, great write!

  • Neela Nath (7/15/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    I'm just speechless and spellbound.The cosmic dance of words is hypnotic.

  • John Scully (7/15/2012 8:20:00 AM)

    Beautiful words, especially the line, 'The moon was dancing with the sun'. Great poem.

  • Eric Cockrell (7/14/2012 10:55:00 PM)

    you write the most beautiful poems!

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