Luna – For the Solar Eclipse in America Tomorrow


Tutmoses gazing ‘cross the Nile

saw your image on the water

Cleopatra held Antony’s hand

and kissed it by your light

Nero plucked his lyre

while you shined on burning Rome

Did Mehmet look upon your face

atop the walls of Byzantium?

You shined that night

on Santa Maria

and when they came for Atahualpa.

Watched the Sioux ghost dancing

as the Mahdi prayed outside Khartoum.

Cixi sat in her pavilion, drank tea and reminisced.

Did your visage rend the hearts

along the Volga that  Christmas?

Watching a young Romeo

caress the breasts of Juliet

you shined on me as well tonight.

Am I one with the infinite?



and Toritto was there to view the last one in 1979

Photo is public domain:

About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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2 Responses to Luna – For the Solar Eclipse in America Tomorrow

  1. beetleypete says:

    Nice work, Frank. Something enduringly magical about an eclipse, undoubtedly.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jennie says:

    Terrific post!

    Liked by 1 person

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