Triple Play. I think I missed an eclipse. Three poems on what happened when I wasn’t looking.

“A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, throwing the moon into shadow.” Space.com

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Landing a Lunar Pitch

 

The moon and its seams

settled in my split fingers.

I will throw it into a shadow.

 

I have to toss it fast alright,

the earth and the sun are in rare form

so timing is everything.

 

The Umpire set a thin strike zone.

The catcher suggested this pitch

and I tipped my hat.

 

But where is the batter?

Is he outside of the shadow box?

I picked up the rosin bag and wondered.

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“May I cut in?” Earth

 

That is double dip darkness.

The moon emits no inner light,

then the earth cuts in line.

 

The shadow of humankind

cast across emptiness

to the man on the moon.

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Crayons

 

The yellow sun

and the green earth

birthed a blue moon.

 

 

“Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].  James 1:17 The Amplified New Testament

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