Friday, August 31, 2012

Walt Whitman Said It So Much Better Than I Could

Mom and I were sitting outside on the porch a little while ago when we saw a little bit of light behind the roof of a recently-built apartment house across the street.  It was the moon coming up.
I murmured, "Lo! The moon ascending."  
When I came back inside, I Googled those words so that I could read the rest of Walt Whitman's poem.

" Lo! the moon ascending!         
Up from the east, the silvery round moon;  
Beautiful over the house tops, ghastly phantom moon;  
    Immense and silent moon."

 I discovered that this verse is actually part of a longer poem, and seems a bit different when read in the context of the rest of that poem.
(Someday I'm going to read Leaves of Grass in its entirety.)
I have seen many sunrises, but I have very seldom seen a moonrise.  And the fact that it was blue moon (the second full moon this month) made the event, for to me it was an event, an unexpected treat, even more special.

Game Removed!

I've removed  a game from the "Games and Puzzles" page because it had an advertisement that was not appropriate for this blog.