Posts Tagged ‘ lunar calendar ’

hinge (不思議)– friends of the pleistocene

 

 

. . . standing in the path of totality of a total solar eclipse. . . . We recall the elusive
shadow bands we glimpsed racing across the grass at our feet, seconds before the bright world around us tipped into deep twilight. . . the diffused filtering of the extreme Southern Illinois heat, humidity and light that occurred over 20 minutes leading up to totality. How strange and silvery our skin looked in those minutes. Instinctual awe kicked in as we got our first direct and bizarre glimpse of the force that fuels all life on Earth. – fop

FROM THE HINGE OF 002018 – fop

May the newest new, a tanka by Yakamochi (718 – 785) / translated by Cid Corman

May the newest new

year of the beginning of

the spring just begun

today like the falling snow

the more heap up our blessings.

Yakamochi

It helps to know that the Japanese until recently followed the lunar calendar; therefore the first day of the new year was also the first day of spring as snow slid into snow drops. ~ df

IMBOLC: THE FIRST HINTS OF SPRING / HOKKU

 

 

IMBOLC: THE FIRST HINTS OF SPRING | HOKKU.

Donna Fleischer / the new year

We climb

the winter mountain

to greet a full moon

in its midnight splay,

the three of us to know

spring’s first hour,

as one

Donna Fleischer