Eclipse


– written for the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century

The solar eclipse attracts the human tide
Flooding into villagers homes
Are they looking for an eternal guide?

They gather to watch the sun spirits hide
They count down to 6 minutes and 31 seconds of darkness
The solar eclipse attracts the human tide.

The hosts to visitors have their pride.
They take in the searchers who have arrived
Are they looking for an eternal guide?

Prayer halls spires call people from the outside
‘Don’t look up directly’- call out the holy ones
The solar eclipse attracts the human tide.

They know that the sun will not long hide.
Darkness will leave them far behind.
Are they looking for an eternal guide?

The moon between the sun will glide.
The celebrations have already begun.
The solar eclipse attracts the human tide.
Are they looking for an eternal guide?

(c) all rights reserved June Perkins

This is an example of a villanelle, it’s been a long time since I attempted one of these.

Villanelle

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4 thoughts on “Eclipse

  1. I’m not familiar with a villanelle but your poem has sparked my curiosity about this solar eclipse. It is strange how people gather for these kind of events – it’s like being civilized is just a veneer and we all still primitives underneath.

  2. lol
    Such perfect timing. And I just finished a book where there was an eclipse that was blamed for the pandemic sweeping the country too…your poem fits in so perfectly. 🙂

  3. Great poem! I wish I could have witnessed the solar eclipse. I will have to try this form of poetry one day when I am feeling brave 🙂

  4. Another good one June, thank you!
    Love the blog “header” – it really hits a nice spot – or several!
    xxxx

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