Thursday, August 6, 2009

the moon at one


one a.m.

my eyes are drawn skyward into the absolute of an utterly still world.

so still.



so still, you don't want to breathe.

because if you breathe,
it might all just
drift away.


23 comments:

Alaine said...

You can't sleep? It's 4pm here; time to put the leg of lamb on for dinner.

That's a lovely photo. I've just been looking at some fantastic NASA photography on the Daily Mail, UK site. Breathtaking.

Kay said...

We had the most amazing night sky here yesterday to..unfortunately my camera is hopeless at night shots so its just in my memory.

Titus said...

Wonderful image and words, and congratulations on capturing one of those oh so fragile moments.

jinksy said...

Just read your birth chart plea- will draw one up for you willingly, if you supply info - the place is needed, as well as time and date - plus your address, if I'm to send you a copy.
I am intrigued by astrology, so was delighted to find this on your blog...

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hey, Steven ,lovely poem and photo! Just a line to thank you for your well wishes,when I was at my worst.I'm sure they helped. :)

Tracy said...

Hello, Steven! My first visit here... Your post is a beautiful start to the day--thank you for the gift. :o)

steven said...

hello alaine - since i turned fifty i've been waking up in the middle of the night almost every night - for an hour or two - and it's not a big problem because i use that time to work through things, think about ideas, run undreamed dreams through my head - and then i sleep. but last night there was the moon and the acy clouds and i ran downstairs and got my camera and out on the cool night air deck i took pictures. thanks for the link to the pictures. along with everything else, i love pictures of space - they're the best art!!! i hope your lamb was lovely. steven

steven said...

hi kay - i was shocked that anything turned out. i took a handful of pics and this one - after some messing around in iphoto - was the one that came closest to what i was seeing at the time. trouble is i know nothing about cameras and there's probably a dial or a switch i could make turn night pictures into acts of sheer genius!!!! have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

hellot titus - fragile's the word. there i was at one in the morning, in less than i should have been wearing and shivering as i tried to take a picture of the moon. what madness possessed me?!!! astonishment. pure astonishment at the moment. there it was!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hello jinksy - that is extremely generous of you - i would love to see what you see!!! well i was born on august 5th, 1957 in stretford, manchester, england. my mum says it was 8:30 pm greenwich time. i live in canada - 1918 mapleridge drive, peterborough, ontario, canada k9k 2e4. wow! i'm very curious to see what happens. have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

hey tfe, it's good that you're up and alive and ragging your self around for whatever reason. i had something like what you described a very long time ago. it was a week of crawling around sickness that began after attending a party . . . not that i'm suggesting anything!! have a sweet day boyo. steven

steven said...

hello tracy and welcome. norway?! hmmmmm i look a it and wonder what life is like there. it looks so similar to canada but seems like such a more progressive place. i'll have to find out vicariously through you. have a lovely day. steven

willow said...

Ah, that old devil moon. He's full tonight, you know...handsome and mysterious.

steven said...

hey willow, mmm hmmmm full and mysterious and i am really looking forward to people's take on that and the eclipse as it has appeared in several people's blogs as an event of importance!!!! have a peaceful day. steven

ellen abbott said...

What a fabulous picture Steven. That moon was so bright last night.

steven said...

hello ellen, thankyou! i should probably take some time to learn how to get those lovely closeups i see where you can see the little craters and whatever. what i like about this picture are the clouds and the moon-edged shine they have. have a peaceful day. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

I love it that Willow calls it "old devil moon."

The pic is beautiful. Love the star or planet to the left of the moon as well. Must be a planet it is so bright.

steven said...

mmm hmmm it was just off-centre and so bright and big. i thought "hey maybe i'm lucking out and seeing the space station"! i'd be happier if it was a planet.......
have a peaceful day after your difficult evening . steven

Dan Gurney said...

That planet, so big and bright, is Mars. It's as big and bright as it will ever get in our lifetimes, so enjoy.

steven said...

hello dan - really!!!? hmmmm . . . thanks for that!!! more evidence that collectively we are brighter!! have a peaceful day. steven

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

Your 1am shot is great.

I took my moon shots last night and will post them tonight, but what is interesting is that I noticed a bright star to the right of the moon...and you have one to the left...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Happy days

steven said...

hi delwyn, dan reckons that's mars.

different sides of the moon?! ya gotta be jokin' mate!! don't tell me your bathwater drains the wrong way 'round as well?!!! my wife is leaving your country today. she'll miss it all. she has loved it and i have no doubt that she'll be convincing me sooner than later to visit australia. i really hope so!!! peaceful times. delwyn steven

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

I wonder if you reversed the image perhaps ...do you see that bright star on the left or right?
Oh, I just had another look at yours...my star on the right is much closer...different star obviously...

Happy days