Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Moon Before Yule

"The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand."

-Frederic Lawrence

I have had a bit more energy the last couple days, I even went for a short drive by myself last night. The weather has been a bit warmer the last couple days, and so my joints haven't been as swollen, and except for one particularly bizarre conversation I had with Alan at the grocerie store last night, I have been feeling a little more clear headed. So, we decided to take a long drive late this afternoon to Tracy, California, to just get out and about the holiday shoppers. I took the camera with me, I always take my camera along when I leave the house, and as I gazed up into the late afternoon sky I saw the moon, peeking out from a buttermilk sky and I felt warm...inside and out. Even with Alan musing that the closer I get to the Full moon for December, the better I feel. The Full Moon for December with be on the 15th, and is called the "Full Cold Moon" or the "Moon Before Yule." Do you suppose the full Moon is making me feel better? I am wired differently, I tend to feel more depressed in the summer where most folks seem to feel it more in the winter. There I go again...always the nonconformist.

Dawn Came Too Soon
By Tomislav Kendjel

Graceful entwine
Of lovers divine
A shadow over the Moon

Alone in the dark
Light just a spark
Dawn will come soon

Caressing hands
Her eyes like deep wells
In them I will drown

A single tear
Nor sadness, nor fear
But a satisfied frown

Our midnight dance
A lover's glance
A waltz through the flowers in bloom

Music so clear
Quite like your tear
Moon casting an awkward gloom

Aux corps d' athlettes
Our soft silhouettes
Again, shadow over the Moon

I beg you, don't cry
I must say goodbye
For dawn came too soon.

"The Moon Before Yule"
Berkeley, California
December 13th, 2005
Late Afternoon

"Lovers In Moonlight" By Marc Chagall

Note: Click on the above image to see it in a larger version.


Karen Funk Blocher said...

I took a moon picture too tonight, but it wasn't terribly good. And I've had my song Sleepy Moon stuck in my head all night:

Sleepy Moon, rise up for me.
Light my way, until I see
The land beyond this mortal plane
Where I'll be with my love again.


Tilly said...

Hello Carly,

Perhaps you have a touch of the Wolverine about you. Make sure you lock your doors on the 15th, we don't want you getting out and worrying the livestock! LOL

Seriously though, I'm glad you're feeling a little bit better. I was looking at the pain scale over at Dawn's journal today (Carpe Diem) and it really brought home how much some people suffer.

Take good care,

Tilly x

sunflowerkat said...

I'm glad you got out. It's good for your spirit which certainly needs nurturing.

Take strength and hope from the good days Carly. I'm so happy to read you've been feeling better recently.

You're in my thoughts...and my heart.


DesLily said...

good to hear you are feeling somewhat better.. I always felt spring and fall to be more energizing with the cooler temperatures.. but last night it was (with wind chill) feeling like 12 degrees outside.. ummm i think that would be more energy than i could handle! lol

V said...

Whatever the reason, I`m glad you`re feeling a little better.
Hugs & prayers,

Laura said...

glad you enjoyed your time in my neck of the woods. Perhaps it was the drive over the altamont....
I, like you, enjoy this time of year too. It makes me become more introspective and focus on my and what I love rather tan be distracted by all the stuff around.

Globetrotter said...

I've always been fascinated by the moon and her cycles and how it affects people, the tides and even menstrual cycles!

I've been enjoying the moon of late, too, and I loved your description of a buttermilk sky.

I am so glad that you are feeling better:) I have been, too lately though I have no idea whether it's the moon or possibly a better mental state of late. I know for a fact that stress and negativity tends to affect my state of health.

Let's keep oour fingers crossed that we stay this way throughout the holidays;0)

If you have a chance, check out the fantasy I am writing called Dark Side of the Moon. I am slowly but surely putting it online just for fun.

I'm wondering if you wrote the poem? If so, you are truly multi-talented, girl!

Take care,

My feelings are real

Inside the Gilded Cage

Dark Side of the Moon

Steven said...

You've given me the idea to do some moon shots tomorrow night. Thanks :-)

Celeste said...

Hi Carly, I have to tell you how glad I am to have the "Exodus" list. Your journal was one of the first I visited when I arrived in Jland. It is still one of my favorites. I love poetry and am an avid reader of just about everything. Your quotes are always exactly on key for me. I am a winter bloom myself...a bit of a non-conforming behavior here too. One of the greatest compliments I've ever been given was by a very close friend (recently, as a matter of fact)who said I am my own person. I like that. ;) C.

Phinney said...

this moon of late has me ENTRANCED!!! i have been moon-obsessed for 3 days now. looking forward to tonight, hope the storm that is headed my way won't interfere. I wish I had photos of what I've seen the past few days. And my mood is WONDERFUL, too!!! WHOA!!! =) love, Phinney p.s. love your photos, of course