Saturday, June 9, 2012






Awed by her splendor

Stars near the lovely
moon cover their own
bright faces
                    when she
is roundest and lights
earth with her silver 

Best Days in June 2012

Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in June.

For Cutting Hay:
  • 12, 13
For Setting Eggs:
  • 8, 9
For Fishing:
  • 1–4, 19–30

Poem:  Sappho.

Activity suggestions:  Farmers Almanac.


Upper:   Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night Over The Rhône.

Second:  Georges Rouault, Christ On The Outskirts.

Third:   Leonardo da Vinci, Drawing Of The Moon.

Below:  Caspar David Friedrich, Man and Woman Contemplating The Moon.

NOTE:  I once posted a piece called Moonmad, which took its night-title from a mysterious, chthonic Max Ernst cast bronze sculpture to which I appended a crazed, but justified, ranting series of complaints.  This Sappho fragment finds (or renders) me Moon-Sane instead. 

I wish I had posted this earlier and I apologize to anyone possibly interested in fishing and egg-setting moments passed. I’m happy to learn there are future June dates to pursue these activities.  

This poem and these pictures right my skiff tonight.