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SOLAR ECLIPSES AND SARM (8)

By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe posted 29 days ago

  

SOLAR ECLIPSES AND SARM (8) 

By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe 

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In November 2012, another SARM mini-expedition. This time, Felician Ursache (an amateur astronomer active in the EURONEAR project) and I went through Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, where we visited Sydney and Brisbane and saw a total solar eclipse in Cairns. 

On this occasion I wrote the following astropoem: 

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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2012 AT THE CORAL SEA 

By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe 

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To wake up in the night 

somewhere at an edge of the world 

with the Coral Sea 

and the entire Pacific Ocean forward, 

and with a vivid sky above, 

perturbed by impertinent clouds… 

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To fussily wait for the Sun, 

then to enjoy his ascension 

(although eclipsed in part by the New Moon)… 

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To admire the golden boulevard 

made by the Sun on the sea 

and maybe to believe in a generous impulse 

from the Creator… 

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To hope in a happy denouement 

following the evolution of the high battle 

between heavenly bodies and clouds… 

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To believe till the last moment 

that the monstrous cloud will be chased 

by the eclipse’s totality… 

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To see, overwhelmed, the final triumph 

of the diamond ring… 

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Yes! 

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Then, stunned, exhausted and terribly thrilled, 

to abandon yourself to the decreasing partiality, 

a mild return to normality… 

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Do all these things matter? 

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We finally were winners: 

people with their belief 

in the beauty of the world, 

and the Sun with the Moon, 

the apogee tandem 

of our celestial joy. 

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Our entire story about that eclipse (with many exotic photos) can be seen here: 

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2012 IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND 

http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/australeclipsa/ 


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