Thursday, February 21, 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse


Lunar Eclipse, originally uploaded by ben benvie photography.

Ah the dripping red orb, the magic of the heavens.
Scratch that.....I'll let Thomas Hardy wax poetic about last night's spectacular lunar eclipse and spare you the pain.
Clearly there was a handful of us out there freezing their wee fingers off. Just take a gander at these 7 fab shots, then click on each one to see where in the world they can lead you.

At a Lunar Eclipse

By Thomas Hardy

Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea,
Now steals along upon the Moon's meek shine
In even monochrome and curving line
Of imperturbable serenity.

How shall I link such sun-cast symmetry
With the torn troubled form I know as thine,
That profile, placid as a brow divine,
With continents of moil and misery?

And can immense Mortality but throw
So small a shade, and Heaven's high human scheme
Be hemmed within the coasts yon arc implies?

Is such the stellar gauge of earthly show,
Nation at war with nation, brains that teem,
Heroes, and women fairer than the skies?

Anon,
-Downtown Lynn-

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