Blood Moon Blues

The lunar eclipse was a major event
studied by wise men and sages of old
while we suburban viewers must circumvent
an untimely cloud layer in the freezing cold.

Unable to glimpse the celestial show
we retreat back to our warm bedrooms dim
to stream the progression by our computer’s glow
letting our dependence on technology win.

NaPoWriMo #15

*Needless to say, I didn’t wake up to see the Blood Moon eclipse this dawn. And even if I did, all I would have observed was the snow falling.

I’m writing a poem every day in April as part of NaPoWriMo’s celebration of National Poetry Month. Won’t you join me in poetry?


8 thoughts on “Blood Moon Blues

  1. Obviously something called “Blood Moon Blues” would have to rhyme. Surely this should be set to music. I do love that title!

    Sad but true that the computer’s glow is warmer than the mid-April air. So I congratulate you for even trying to see anything.

    1. True, Maureen, this weather is meant for hardier constitutions than I possess. Although I did get up in the wee hours to see Halley’s Comet a long time ago. As for the song, I almost came up with a refrain but I thought I might be pushing my luck.

  2. Linda

    No kidding… I set my alarm for 3:15 am. Got up… Put my robe and slippers on to go view the blood red moon– and when u walked outside what a surprise— snow covering everything and no blood moon to be found… Obscured by the clouds — big disappointment!

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