Thank you, Lady Luna!

by Beth on November 27, 2012

Come to my hut -
The crickets will
Serenade you, and I will
Introduce you to the moonlit woods.
~ Taigu Ryokan (1758-1831)

It’s Day 27 of my Thirty Days of Thanksgiving practice, and I admit I am a little groggy.  Lady Moon, who is quite nearly full, kept waking me up all night!

I am not sure how the Moon’s annual path works; I know it doesn’t have the regularity of the Sun’s ecliptic. But at this time of year it seems, She always has a much higher arc across the night sky.  She comes up closer to due East, shining in the window above the bed, and even sometimes even managing to peek through our north-facing windows, too.

Combining Her exalted zenith with the bare trees, our colder months are usually the best for loving Lady Luna.  Usually, though, at 2 am, I’d just as soon be asleep.

But Mama Moon had other plans for me last night. Sometime in the wee hours, high, thin clouds had rolled in. They were just enough to create a powerful luminosity that turned the entire sky to brilliant silver. The diffused light poured across the landscape so that, reflecting and bouncing, the whole world outside my window was a glowing, pulsing pearl.

Who would ever prefer sleep with so much gorgeous magic calling? Not I!

Thank you, sweet Moon.

Beth November 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

And right after posting this, I just heard the news that there was a scheme in the height of the Cold War for the U.S. to blow up the Moon with nuclear weapons, to scare the Soviet Union.

I am stupefied with horror at the thought of this, and ever more grateful that our ancient, beautiful partner still rides the skies with us. Blessed, blessed be the Moon.

libramoon November 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

http://lunaramble.blogspot.com/2012/11/full-moon-anticipation.html

Blush peek of coyly veiled Moon
in striated cloud seafoam giant arms.
Velvet meadow.
Majestic fields cloak the sky.
Shine, Moon.
Don’t be shy.
Bathe my dreams in wishes.
Conjure
exploratory vistas.

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