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ğŸŽ´ If My Name Were Moon Tonight… ğŸŒ›ğŸŒğŸŽ‘🈷


SoundEagle in Full Moon, Sky, Mountain and Wolf
If my name were Moon tonight…🌕✨ ☄️✨
Would you play me hawk sonatas
And make my heart swoon outright
With a hill full of nostalgias…?

If I could cease to be Earth’s satellite…
Would you wrench me closer with gravity
To be larger, brighter by your campsite
On the mountain before my next journey…?

If my aim were Moon by starlight…
Would you howl me a lunar tune
That sings of my light-year spaceflight
Drifting through Milky Way’s lagoon…?

If I came as the Moon tonight…
Would you play me eagle concerti
On the hill awash in moonlight
Enchanted by tonal fantasy…?

If my name were Moon tonight…
Would you propose to me with wolf symphonies
And hear my soul croon forthright
Across old memories and new destinies…?
ჱܓSoundEagle Click here to contact SoundEagle

January 2019 Lunar Eclipse
 Super Blood Wolf Moon 

A conjunction of four events: A full moon in total eclipse orbiting closest to the Earth during the howling of hungry wolves outside villages in January.

Date: 20-21 January 2019 (times vary by location)
Total eclipse visible: North America, South America, Western Europe, Northwestern Africa
Partial eclipse visible: Parts of Africa and Europe
Next total lunar eclipse: May 2021
Next Super Blood Wolf Moon: 18 years later, in 2037

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… this poem reminded me of a poem I found while going through my mother’s belongings after she left this world. I think anyone that is a passionate person has felt this way. This poem was handwritten on very yellowed paper tucked into a book, at the bottom was written unknown author. I have googled the heck out of it and cannot find where it’s been published.…


Hello flypolkadottedbutterfly Reaching For Daylight,
It is both touching and fitting that this poem named “Full Moon Song” is duly discovered by you amongst your mother’s belongings and saved from oblivion. I have also done my part to preserve this poem at a special post of mine published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/if-my-name-were-moon-tonight/
Please enjoy the post to your heart’s content.
Happy May and Sunday to you! 🙂

Full Moon Song 🌕

And what if your vows prove false in time?
And, what if I’m left to weep.
Is the rose less sweet in its crimson prime,
That its beauty cannot keep?

Yet tonight the moon is full,
And the heart is richer that chances pain
Than the heart in cotton wool.

Then what, my love, if your love is brief?
Tonight you are mine to kiss,
And better a century of grief
Than never an hour of bliss.

•´¯`•.¸¸.•♪♫♪•.¸¸.•´¯`•.♥.•.¸¸.•´¯`•.💗.•´¯`•.¸¸.•.♥.•.¸¸.•´¯`•♪♫♪•.¸¸.•´¯`•

EAGLE MOON

🌕🦅 Moon Eagle at Tofino Photography 📸

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SoundEagle in Full Moon, Sky, Mountain and Wolf

🌕 Moon-Related Autumn Celebration ğŸŽ‘

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival or Chinese Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, close to the autumnal equinox. The Government of the People’s Republic of China listed the festival as an “intangible cultural heritage” in 2006, and it was made a Chinese public holiday in 2008. It is also a public holiday in Taiwan.

English: Botanical garden, Montreal, Quebec, C...

English : Botanical garden, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mid-autumn festival.
Français : Jardin botanique, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Fête de la mi-automne.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Mooncake (月餅) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiu). The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.

The Yummy Moon Cakes at Golden Bakery in China...

The Yummy Moon Cakes at Golden Bakery in Chinatown (San Francisco). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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79 comments on “ğŸŽ´ If My Name Were Moon Tonight… ğŸŒ›ğŸŒğŸŽ‘🈷

  1. wolf symphonies – a kind characterization for their howling at the moon but what of the werewolf’s screams?

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  2. I especially like the line: “If my aim were Moon by starlight”

    I enjoy the way this blends the light of different source with the moon as the receiver, the saucer almost, of all of the activity that is moving through this poem. I also appreciate the musical accompaniments you’ve offered.

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    • SoundEagle is delighted that you took the time to read my poem and leave your comments. Thank you, Jeremy.

      Regarding your favourite line, SoundEagle supposes that perhaps you also sensed that the word “aim” can have a double meaning there.

      Apart from the obvious rhymes or rhyming schemes, SoundEagle wonders whether anybody notice or detect other defining features and/or consistent devices in this poem.

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  3. There dwells no English teacher in me and I never write critiques of the poetry of others. The feeling from your poem is of the powerful and mysterious female energy of the full moon in wilderness – the sensual lunar pull on bird and beast and the human heart. It recalls a magical moment when I worked as a fire lookout in northern British Columbia. The moon was full and i couldn’t sleep. I heard scuffling outside of the cabin and saw through the window the silhouettes of two wolves playing together much as we see domestic dogs play fighting in the park. Then they stopped and sat completely still against the huge white disk of the moon – breath-taking…

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    • Hi John, it has been a while since we last communicated. I hope that you are doing very well now in summer. Have you ever returned to northern British Columbia to experience its wilderness as you vividly described in your comment?

      I would like to inform you that the presentation of this post entitled â€œğŸŽ´ If My Name Were Moon Tonight… ğŸŒ›ğŸŒğŸŽ‘ğŸˆ·â€ has been significantly redesigned to enhance the overall mood and atmosphere as depicted in the poem. Please enjoy!

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    • Hello John,

      Greetings and happy May to you! Upon rereading your cherished feedback on this post, a wonderful idea suddenly erupted as follows: If you have created one or more paintings that more or less depict what you have described in your comment about this poem, then it would be SoundEagle’s great honour to feature them here in this post, which has recently been extended with additional contents and features. Please come and have a good look. Thank you.

      On the other hand, if you have no suitable painting(s) to be featured in this post, then SoundEagle hopes that this post can in some way inspire you to create one or more paintings for the said purpose. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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  4. This poetry reminds me of a story I am following closely. It is the story of the journey of an Oregon born wild wolf, the humans call “OR-7” . . . he has been on the move and has crossed the border into California, making him the 1st known wolf to be migrating there in decades. Many of the U.S. wolves are being lost to hunters and trappers, including collared wolves who are being baited away from protected wildlife areas, then killed. There is both a joy in that these magnificent beings continue to survive and a deep sadness in that the human species is wiping them out by the hundreds at every turn. Your poetry connects me to both emotions. Connections abound.

    Your future posts will be on my radar.

    Many Blessings! ~Gerean Pflug for “The Animal Spirits”, Ashland, OR, USA

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    • Hi theanimalspirits, SoundEagle would like to inform you that this post has been extended with one video, five photos and ten weblinks. The new video entitled “How Wolves Change Rivers” concerns the Trophic Cascade caused by the Wolf as a Keystone Species, the detailed mechanisms and ecological processes of which has been known by some scientists and conservationists for some time. There is now a paradigm shift towards the rewilding of Nature. Please enjoy!

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    • Many people often mistakenly believe that the word “conservation” automatically implies “environmentally friendly”. Unfortunately, the images and ideals associated with those quoted words often conceal the more sinister and unpalatable aspects of market environmentalism, in which the word “conservation” really refers to managing wildlife populations, often involving culling any animal that certain interests groups want to be managed or even exterminated. The deplorable situation can become entrenched and perpetuated through ignorance, fear, power, greed, propaganda, and resource exploitation. As a result, state and federal authorities frequently fail to holistically adopt and recognise the best practices in environmental sustainability aimed at improving ecological wellbeing, especially when some politicians enact laws or when certain administrations pass regulations that are suited to the short-sighted interests of their wealthy supporters, eager stakeholders and targeted constituencies.

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  5. Love both music and the poem.
    Thank you so much.

    Best regards,
    mei

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  6. Wonderful poem and music!!
    Thank you so much!1
    Best Regards,
    Sharon

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  7. Thank you kw – that was relaxing. I will meditate to your music & chill out .Just what I need at this time in my life :-)) xx

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  8. Beautiful poetry inspiring words that resonate in ones mind and soul, set to music that compliments the essence of the poem. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Well d8ne K.W.

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    • Thank you for taking the time and interest to be acquainted with this special post, Barbara. Your words have warmed SoundEagle‘s Heart . . . . . It is still around mid-autumn in the northern hemisphere.

      As your reward, SoundEagle has just added one video, five photos and ten weblinks to this post. Please enjoy!

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  11. Very beautiful! Tha ks so much for visiting my blog.

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  12. Lovely words and beautiful imagery. Also interesting info. I particularly liked “If my name were Moon tonight…/ Would you play me hawk sonatas…” This startles my imagination, and gives me inspiration for writing a A Hawk Sonata. 🙂
    Keep up the good work! And thank you for sharing!

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  13. To me (and I may be wrong) this is a very romantic poem. Whenever I look at the moon I feel it is full of mystery and I want to ask so many questions – questions to which I know that I’ll receive no answers, but still it mesmerises me and keeps me hypnotised under its spell. This is what your poem evokes for me, SoundEagle.

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  14. Are you in Australia/New Zealand? I notice it’s tomorrow for you (11th Dec)

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  15. I read your poem and enjoyed it as well as the pictures from the Mooncake Festival.

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  16. Beautiful, enchanting, and exciting. Come to me as the moon and I will cherish you and play you songs of desire.

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  17. The poem was really romantic! I enjoyed reading it! 🌙✨

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  18. Gorgeous post, my friend! Brilliant poem and beautiful music. Thank you so much for sharing with us ❤️

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  20. Beautiful. Both the poetry and images are very striking. ❤

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  21. Well I am enamoured with such pleasure of this Stunning and Beautiful post. How delightful. 🙂⚘🌷🌷❤🌻🌻🙂🙂🙂

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  22. Beautiful poetry.. And we should all of us be paying greater attention to those celestial bodies of the heavens right now.. And the Moon in particular.. Keep looking Up, you may discover much more when keeping one eye on the moon and stars.. 🙂
    You have a beautiful blog…
    Thank you for your most welcome visit..
    Sue ❤

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  23. Now I got it .
    Oh it’s too long. But lovely.
    Actually I saw the eagle photos and thaught that the end of the site has come.
    I didn’t scroll thoroughly because at that time I was getting late for some work.

    Ok. Mind blowing theme you have.
    Poem also was beautiful.
    Love.

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  24. Hello SoundEagle – thanks for dropping by my blog with a link to this wonderful post full of moon-relating poems and images. I may well use some of them for my series.
    I have indeed been fascinated by the moon for the last 14 months and can’t believe I kind of took it forgranted up until that point. It is almost full at the moment and we had a great view of it on the way from town today, as it was just sitting behind one of the tall church spires. Quite a magnificent sight.

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  25. Lunar delights here. A wonderful range of verse, music and color. The poem in particular makes for quite a fine serenade, I dare say!

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    • Endeavouring to reply to you before March begins! Did you witness with your naked eye or telescope the very rare Super Blood Wolf Moon 🌕 that appeared just five days before you composed your more recent comment here?

      It is delightful that you recognized the potential of this moon-inspired poem to be a serenade. Perhaps there is someone to whom you could recite it, and for whom you could set it to music, should you also happen to be a musician or composer who wish to treat the poem as lyrics for a homorhythmic arrangement.

      What is your totem animal, Melas, if you have one?

      SoundEagle🦅 wonders whether you have ever witnessed or experienced the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節), also called the Moon Festival or Chinese Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. As you can see from the many videos and photos, there is a wide variety of Mooncakes 月餅 to be savoured during the festival. One may indeed ponders how, in a truly polytheistic world, Selene (the goddess of the moon) and Artemis (the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon and chastity) would fare with, or adapt to, the Chinese festival, and vice versa.

      Yours sincerely,
      ჱܓSoundEagle🦅Rose Greeting

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      • Pardon the late reply, my friend. The past few days have been too busy for me. I have not seen the Super Blood Moon, alas, nor heard of one lately. Perhaps I am have been too wrapped up amid daily events. It must be beautiful to behold. As for your poem, I am not a musician, but I have a good ear and I like to try turning verse into songs sometimes (as the ancient Greeks did). Yours is certainly worth setting to music somehow, even without a particular training.
        The idea and practice of totemism bear some relation to polytheism, some judging it to be a further development to animism. Let that be as it may, I have not thought of a totem animal before and because I like too many, I find it difficult to choose one in particular. Among others, I know that I love cats, eagles, lions and horses.
        I thank you for informing me of these Chinese festivals that I had not been aware of. The lantern celebration is one I hope to enjoy if I were to visit China; the mooncakes look pretty also. Polytheism celebrates Nature in general, in many ways according to various lands and peoples, and yet there is always something to be found in common. There may be one “moon”, but it has many names and characters and interpretations. May the Greeks always admire their Selene, and the Chinese their 月亮. Meantime, may the abusive term “lunacy” be banished accordingly!

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  26. Cool poem! I actually know someone who’s name is Moon (not just tonight but every night). I’m sure she’ll enjoy this.

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  27. Lovely poem and videos. And beautiful photos of the Full Moon. Interesting about the Moon Festivals too. I spent some time in Greece and they had a Full Moon Festival in August at the Acropolis and other ancient sites in Athens with music and cultural events. I never got to go to one though! Not yet. But do love events centred around the Moon as it’s very enchanting. 🙂

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