Friday, June 05, 2020

நிலா / Moon


பகலை வென்று இரவு பயணத்தில் 
நிலா,
என் வான் வழியே மேல்மாடத்தின் வெளியே.
அழகிய முகத்தோடு இரவை இதமாக்கி
வெண்ணிலவாய் வளம் வரும் நிலா.

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The moon on its night journey
After beating the day,
Outside the balcony – through my sky
Made the night with a beautiful face
came around as a flourished moon.

PS. No, this isn’t the penumbral moon. (The penumbral eclipse is scheduled to happen tonight starting at 11:15 pm to stretch out to June 6 and it is an occurrence of faint shadow of the earth engulfs the moon. Though the scientists say the eclipse isn’t easily noticed through eyes unless you are a seasoned sky watcher and the eclipse in June this year is popularly called the Strawberry Moon Eclipse. The month of June is when the ripening of strawberry crops in the United States takes place, which is why June is labelled as the month of Strawberries. And due to this lunar eclipse happening in June, it is being labelled as the Strawberry Lunar Eclipse.) But this moon shot on June 3.

14 comments:

George said...

Thanks for the beautiful poem and the beautiful photo of the moon.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful!!

Tom said...

...thanks for the translation my friend, Namaste.

ashok said...

Lovely

Jim said...

Great.

carol l mckenna said...

Great post about the Full Moon and wonderful photo ~ great composition ~ ^_^

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bill burke said...

What a beautiful shot and poem.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture of the moon! Enjoy your day!

kestrel said...

I tried to see the strawberry moon but it was a cloudy night, I did wonder why it was called the strawberry moon, your post explained it. Thanks

Destination Infinity said...

I liked your background that enhances the little moon :)

Destination Infinity

Powell River Books said...

Now that the cottonwood trees have leafed out we can't see the moonrise from our condo. Winter is our best moon watching season. - Margy

Rose said...

That is a beautiful verse...

Terra said...

Pretty photo and poem, Be well.

Shilpa said...

Beautiful poem and photo