Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Day 159: Astonishment


Tension. Anticipation. Astonishment.

Tonight is November's full moon, called the 'frosty moon' - the whitest and brightest of the moons. Be sure to look up and be amazed by the beauty, the shock, the artistry of the world.


Full Moon and Little Frieda - Ted Hughes

A cool small evening shrunk to a dog bark and the clank of a bucket -
And you listening.
A spider's web, tense for the dew's touch.
A pail lifted, still and brimming - mirror
To tempt a first star to a tremor.

Cows are going home in the lane there, looping the hedges with their warm
wreaths of breath -
A dark river of blood, many boulders,
Balancing unspilled milk.
'Moon!' you cry suddenly, 'Moon! Moon!'

The moon has stepped back like an artist gazing amazed at a work
That points at him amazed.

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