Total Eclipse

So Today is the day the solar eclipse is happening and talk about the excitement it seems like every channel is going to be offering coverage and follow the eclipse as it travels across the US. NASA is even live-streaming it. NPR has compiled a playlist for tomorrow and it is a great compilation if you have Spotify click on into it. Now I am sure there will be other eclipse related episodes of television shows and movies being broadcast as well today from The Simpsons and Wonder Years to perhaps even that Twilight movie. Often times in films and movie eclipses mark a big change coming and perhaps that is the cards for us as well.

Here is a poem for today written a long time ago but about this event. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was a popular poet from the turn of the century (1800s-1900s) who is perhaps best known for writing the  line “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone”.

A Solar Eclipse
by: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In that great journey of the stars through space
About the mighty, all-directing Sun,
The pallid, faithful Moon, has been the one
Companion of the Earth. Her tender face,
Pale with the swift, keen purpose of that race,
Which at Time’s natal hour was first begun,
Shines ever on her lover as they run
And lights his orbit with her silvery smile.

Sometimes such passionate love doth in her rise,
Down from her beaten path she softly slips,
And with her mantle veils the Sun’s bold eyes,
Then in the gloaming finds her lover’s lips.
While far and near the men our world call wise
See only that the Sun is in eclipse.

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