on time

blink you miss the move
Mars now leads Moon on circuit
how did that happen?

~

CLP 12/11/2022

on time

yes, I can see red
your colour's now apparent
with age, mystery

~

n.b. Why is this sense of awe at the winter night sky, the cycle of Moon, Mars and other planets, so powerful at this later stage of life?

Here, the Moon rises over Morrison’s. Mars followed soon enough, both chasing the bright ball of Jupiter, with some its own satellites just imaginable.

CLP 09/11/2022

on time

brilliant pinpricks
other worlds as yet unknown
Earth's locked-in syndrome

~

n.b. Alone, or not alone? This is the question. Jupiter and Mars accompanying the Moon on its leisurely stroll.

All be they mere lights, amongst many in the night sky, our fellow travelling planets still inspire awe on an autumn night.

CLP 09/11/2022

on light

she leads the big guy
on a merry dance tonight
mist softens footsteps

~

CLP 11/09/2022

on light

this our stage backlit
from hereon in 'tis Summer
flowers turn to fruit

~

CLP 22/06/2022

on time

light fills June's night sky
we swing toward the Solstice
gratitude in hearts

~

CLP 20/06/2022

on time

if you get up early
during these short days
get out, walk towards the east
stand still, watch the bright light grow
from deep blue, so blue its almost black
to steel grey
watch the horizon burn
turn, look up at the highest point
study the golden light edging down
the church steeple
the conifer
the pylon
city hall's clock tower
you'll feel the Earth spinning
taking you into a new day

~

CLP 14/01/2022

on time

sooner and later
edges of day stretch apart
cast light into gloom

~

n.b. The shift is noticeable, not just the steadily extending day, but the intensity of light seems to increase as the Sun’s daily arc moves toward the centre of the northern sky’s canopy.

CLP 07/01/2022

on time

clock hands coincide
alcohol, fireworks, bagpipes
relentless orbit

~

n.b. A fleeting moment in the grand scheme of things. Our solar system wheels on through the Universe, no looking back.

~

CLP 01/01/2022

on darkness

this is the limit
solar orbit continues
we move toward light

~

n.b. Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it! Something to celebrate brothers and sisters.

n.b. This deal does not apply to dwellers in the southern hemisphere.

~

CLP 21/12/2021