Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Rising and the Setting Eclipsed

This morning as I drove to work
I watched the setting moon
Eclipsed by earth's shadow
As it sank into the horizon

While in my rear view mirror
I at the same time saw
The glowing ball of orange sun
Rising out of the horizon

I was struck with wonder
At the beauty of the morning
While filled with thoughts
Of primitive man delving

Into the mystery that
Could only leave them wondering
If their world was ending
Only to be born again.


Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Lucky man and a lovely poem.

Plowing and Sowing said...

It was cloudy and raining when I left the house and I couldn't see the moon or the sun.

Janie said...

It was gorgeous....