Lunar Eclipse - February 20, 2008

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What glorious photos, and

What glorious photos, and what a lovely haiku series. (Perhaps not surprisingly, I'm working on my own poem about seeing the eclipse, too...) I love "My camera mediates."

Posted by Rachel Barenblat on February 21, 2008 10:29 AM
I like the middle stanza.

I like the middle stanza. The first time I read it, it seemed sad. Where's Boaz? The next time, it was like the kind of accounting I have to do of my class at fire drills. The clipped "Earth in front of moon" sounds less haiku-ish and more like part of that accounting. You're accounting for heavenly bodies as well as people, and if the Moon and Boaz are both missing, maybe they're off together.

Posted by Peter S. on February 29, 2008 12:57 AM
"You are accounting for

"You are accounting for heavenly bodies as well as people." I love that.

Actually, Boaz happens to be a dog. And only after I've read your comment do I notice that the last line of the first stanza "we all go outside" makes the second stanza not make sense, "Boaz is not with us."

I like the idea that Boaz might be with the moon. Sounds like it could be part of some native myth that dogs go cavorting with the moon during an eclipse.

My writing subconsciously expresses the ambiguous status of Boaz in our household. He is totally beloved, but not one of us. Can we be "all" without him. If our eclipse adventures had been more planned, we would have brought Boaz with us. But in the chaos we left him behind. Which we all remembered when we heard a yelp from the direction of our house.

Posted by Shai Gluskin on February 29, 2008 2:03 PM
I like the native myth idea.

I like the native myth idea. "Boaz and the Moon."

Posted by Peter S. on March 30, 2008 10:08 AM
Hi Shai. It's Shari from

Hi Shai.
It's Shari from your childhood. Just came by to
visit your website and got blown away by those photos
and in general by your wonderful blog, full of thoughtful
ideas combined with multimedia. A real treat.

Regards to Sarah and the kids and Boaz of course.

Posted by Shari on April 3, 2008 8:31 AM
Hi there. I just happened

Hi there. I just happened upon your site from Drupal.org. Loved the pictures. And a great site. Thanks for the inspiration.

Posted by iharley on April 16, 2008 8:13 PM
Just watched the 2010 eclipse

Just watched the 2010 eclipse wow!

Posted by Meat Slicers on December 21, 2010 4:40 PM