Similitudes of She

She is the very likeness of her.

Like her,  pretends not to see me,

here, writing in my notebook, nursing coffee,

sketching her profile – no, really she’s profile.

Counterparts and counterpoint. Two melodies in harmony.

 

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The Belt of Venus

belt of venus

Image via Woomera

At dawn, the Earth’s shadow is blue-grey

and above it is a pink band –

the Belt of Venus wrapping our world.

Shadow ascending in the east, as west

sun sets,  her belt and robe dropping.



(The shadow of the Earth is curved like the Earth and extends hundreds of thousands of miles into space. When it “touches” the moon, there is a lunar eclipse. A partial lunar eclipse will occur in the Eastern Hemisphere on the night of August 7-8, 2017.)

Dark Night of the Soul

moon blue tree

 

Forgotten in the lilies of the day

are the night’s terrors of the soul.

No mystic, not a believer, simple soul,

without divine connection, floating lightly and free,

a butterfly toiling and spinning at blooms.

 

Inspired by The Dark Night of the Soul  by St. John of the Cross.