Monday, August 21, 2017

Cinquains for Today's Solar Eclipse

2017 Earth Day Poster Depicting August's Solar Eclipse

Following are some unrhymed cinquains (they all use the line scheme of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables) I've written to mark today's solar eclipse.

Be sure to check out NASA's Total Eclipse Website.

August's dark day.
Moon tries a new sun block.
Witness the cosmic distraction
pass by.


Chase it?
Even some planes
fail to catch the shadow
moving like a whirling dervish


Path marked;
eclipse forecast.
From west to east light's doused.
Shadow bands like rippling sunshine


Get a filter,
a telephoto lens,
and a tripod for your smartphone.
Shoot it!


or syzygy?
It helps to know your terms.
Study science or play Scrabble.
You'll learn.

© 2017 Maureen E. Doallas

Syzygy is pronounced "SIZ-eh-gee". You can learn about it and transit, shadow bands, and other eclipse-related words at the NASA site.

1 comment:

Randall David Tipton said...

Clever and fun. Thanks Maureen I enjoyed those!