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“It’s indescribable. It’s something you have to experience.” — Riis Williams, Poulsbo
“It’s a once in a lifetime experience.” — Lynn Galletta, Galletta School of Dance
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AN ECLIPSE HAIKU
Noted poet Mike Dillon of Indianola took this challenge from Kitsap Daily News: Five minutes, a poem or haiku about the eclipse. Here’s what he wrote:
October light falls
upon our August garden —
now August crawls back
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AN ECLIPSE POEM
by Lynn Gore, Bremerton.
The two very old friends eternally vowed to keep the sacred meet-ups.
Each one leaving for their destination at the appropriate scheduled time
… because time does move on too quick.
It’s almost as if the universe propels them along
as meet-ups can be rare
and the dear friends have so very much to share.
It’s a check in, a reminiscing and a time to acknowledge all they have
experienced together and their special bond.
It’s such a short visit though.
Just long enough to gaze into one another’s eyes.
They dance the slow dance and talk quietly in the shadows unheard.
The entire world holds their breath for another synchronized encounter
in a different time and place.