The Solar Eclipse (POEM)
The eclipse it obscures in suspended time
celestial bodies so sublime.
The sun in all its regal power
stepping back for a sacred hour.
The moon soon frames like iron or steel
the halo of the sun’s appeal.
And in a gasp the nation stills
as daytime stalls and air sends chills.
Then it comes, a haunting dim
as sun slips behind moon’s outer rim.
And for a time as the ancients say
the moment’s sacred its time to pray.
For all to reflect the power of light
that wakes us up and transforms the night.
For as humanity has known before
we can walk together or we can walk no more.
For in each society that has watched this sky
there’s lessons here for those questioning why.
The truth is that for all black there’s white
for every day there is the night.
The Eastern peoples they do know
Yin and Yang is balance bestowed.
So as we watch this sacred course
As sun steps back without remorse.
The moon steps forward to boldly claim
Its place for a time. its place of fame.
May we walk together like the sun and moon,
And may that walk be very soon.
~ L. Davis, #thepoetfarmer