31 Jan was our Super Blue Blood Moon day! None would have missed it. In fact, the whole world was over it. This takes me to the question, Are you a moon person? A moon-gazer? I am one. Even when it's uneventful I keep peeping at the moon. So it's no surprise if I watch the whole episode of the Lunar Eclipse, my daughter was with me too...I think almost everyone must have done it. After all, such events happen once-in-a-blue-moon, right?
With a silver crescent of a ring and a blood red hue
Was it anger or passion that you wore
Couldn’t decide for it could be both.
Night after night you rose above
Spread a silver blanket across
Urban and rustic dwellings alike
But did it matter to sapiens at all!
You are taken for granted, O nimbus One!
The world has bulbs, lights and all it needs
To light up this realm...
Yet, there are a few who miss you
When you don’t make your appearance
Who keenly watch the ever-changing phases
That you seem to be a master after all...
Is that inconstancy that you speak for?
Or is it the change that you vouch for?
The ebb and flow of life that you offer?
Anything that He learns or just suffers?
Like it or not, you do influence
In the wails of a lunatic and the howls of the wolves
Like the waves on the oceans and its undercurrents.
Not to mention artists and poets
Who have attributed countless allegations.
You are a witness – silent and surreptitious
Of past, present and the future...
The world sleeps when you are up
You see the real man in all his ‘grandeur’
Night after night the ghosts enter
To clamour and create chaos,
To loot and plunder, to lust and revel,
To make sacrifices, to celebrate death,
To reign a world that you no longer recognize.
Still, you embrace one and all
For you still live with the hope of a new-found
Land where dreams blossom in little children
And is strewn across the cerulean sky
Where flowers and saplings grow in secret spaces
Waiting for the eminent rays followed by your dews.
This is actually the progression of my painting of the moon and then I added it all in one frame with Photoshop.