Poetry

Margaret Bradstock: Two Poems

The Moon via telescope   1. Annular eclipse of the sun. 29th April, 2014   A thoroughly bizarre eclipse, mostly visible to penguins in Antarctica the blood-red sun sinking between trees the moon a black disk biting in part of its shadow just missing Earth.     2. Occultation of Saturn. 14th May, 2014   It’s at its brightest, all oval-shaped storms and frozen rings, particles of rock and ice whirling forever like a fairground Ferris wheel. From your back veranda focussed on Saturn, racing away from the moon the bent moon rising and rising criss-crossed with black branches its…

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