THE SUPERMOON or, if you want to be more specific about it, the FULL COLD MOON was so-called by the native people of North America because of the cold winter nights that become long and dark at this period.
I am a moon lover and therefore it is no surprise that I chose it as my subject for my Day 3 in the 365 Photos Challenge. This picture was taken at past midnight last night when the world was quiet and I had a view of a clear sky and the moon was full and bright that there was a rainbow-like ring around it (a pity that my phone’s camera isn’t that good to capture the true beauty of it). Have you ever stared at it long enough that you seem to see it is moving up there? I often fancy flying on a broomstick on such nights! The infinity of the space and the quiet of the dead night just take my breath away.
Let me share with you an old poem I wrote:
Out in the open I was
Staring up – the Full Cold Moon
Bright and beautiful in the sky
With wide halo-like ring ‘round it
It was up there…majestic
Far and out of reach
Mesmerized I was
In trance – lost completely
The timelessness, the infinite space
The silence, the peace enveloped me
Spellbound I was
Seconds turn to minute
Minutes turn to hour
But up I was – wide awake
Lady Moon bewitched me
Absolutely out of space!
Of course, the one person I am grateful for is Scott “Doc” Andersen who nominated me to be in this challenge and thus, inadvertently started my Virily writing. That, I believe, was the hand of fate. Doc, Adel Massyn and our friend, Carol Taylor, an English lady who retired and lives in beautiful Thailand, will always be, in my heart, the gems that will forever remind of Niume. It was there I first tried my hand on writing.
Now, if you want to see what Doc had for his Day 3, click here and you shall find it.
And, last but not the least, if you are new here and would like to participate in this activity, you can read the mechanics here. This is brought to you by @artbytes26. Ranked as Supernova, it was through his initiative that we are enjoying this interactive challenge in Virily.
So, 362 photos more to go for me…and to you reading this, I wish you good luck and heartfelt enjoyment in clicking that cam away.
Be happy. Be en-Lightened. Life is beautiful. Life is a gift.