Thursday, 14 October 2010

Lady In Red

30th september, 22:41

This was my only view of the harvest moon,
low cloud to the east obscured the moonrise all month.
I waited & waited, then she took me by surprise
& I fluffed the first shot!

30th september, 22:42

Decked in finest evening dress, she made a rapid entrance
and my heart raced.

30th september, 22:47

Although i had my thoughts & shared a silent communion,
it's the words of others that come to mind as i write now...
Annoyingly Chris De Burgh...

I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight...
There's nobody here, it's just you and me...
I'll never for get, the way you look tonight...

30th september, 22:55

But also a favourite poem of mine

sisters of the red moon

we have met before, you and i
somewhen, somewhere.
in time out of time, the space between,
the space where the veil thins and the mist floats across
moonlit oceans.

in the swirling chaos of now,
tendrils of light flicker in the darkness.
reminders of a lost tribe,
of ancient ways where blood was holy
and wisdom shared.

reaching across the chasm of time.
over expanse of space and the shackles of fate
there is hope that in the dreaming
of this and other things, we shall meet again.
somewhen, somewhere.

An interpretation of mine is here. 
This was also the last time I saw the moon at night...
cloud has been the norm 
& somehow the words aren't flowing tonight!


Rose said...

Such an unusual colour for the moon but sooo beautiful!

taranova said...

mmm... it was rose. The full harvest moon fell on the equinox... would have loved to see it...the moon rise is soo red at this time of year, but there still should be some good ones to come x

mel said...

ooooooohh....just gorgeous!

what sort of camera do you use? I despair of ever being able to take a decent moon-shot with my lowly point-n-shoot....

and so i found my way here


taranova said...

s'ok mel... i haven't exactly advertised x

My lowly one died earlier in the year.... but had already been investigating 'proper' ones... got a 2nd hand nikon d40 off ebay with an extra zoom lens. These are mainly taken at 300mm but i still have to crop loads. have you still got the manual? see if you can adjust the exposure (to minus 2 or 3 if you can). If you go down to 'tonight i am the goddess' in september i've put a bit more in a comment... def have to write a post or 2 on this!