Post total eclipse –
Chin high, looking up so long
09.27.15 – 09.28.15
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
This haiku was composed during the total lunar eclipse of the blood super moon last night (Sep 27 into Sep 29 8 2015 in Atlantic Standard Time in Halifax, Nova Scotia).
Did you know you could trick your mind and body into some feelings and states of mind by mimicking actions associated with those feelings and mind sets? You can, which is some truth behind the expression to keep your chin up when times are bad or when you’re feeling down. You wouldn’t need to do it if it didn’t help, and just keep your spirits up.
The total lunar eclipse took several hours from start to finish. While I hardly watched it all, I watched about a half hour of it. The only way to do that, with it high in the sky around midnight where I lived, of course, was to really look up. I looked up like I was talking to my angels in the sky. I looked up like I was awaiting their answers. I looked up like I was standing proud of all the things I accomplished, except I was looking at the moon being eclipsed and had thoughts like those of this haiku.
Along the same theme of looking up and feeling better, it’s why I have my marathon completion certificates hanging at the top of my living room wall touching the ceiling on its top edge. It’s why I have my marathon medals hanging from a curtain rod installed at the top of my bedroom door. I look up at them a lot, and remind myself of what it took out of me to do them… and I always feel better and stronger for it.
The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.