Power of the Moon
Is reflected sunlight.
What is so powerfully reflecting it?
Dust? Rock? Metal? Gas?
Like a parabolic mirror
The moon focusses the light
Of the sun and makes it stronger.
Too strong for me and my sanity.
This year I was going to watch
The eclipse of the moon happening
And exposed myself for the first time perhaps
Since 1989 to the full light of the moon
For several minutes repeatedly.
What does it do to me? What do I feel?
A tingling and tightening of my scalp.
A sensation like an emptiness,
A cold hollow where the sinuses are
Behind the third eye.
I feel it without seeing the moon
Before the sun goes down.
Because I do not want to drive,
While the moon is out,
people call it anxiety.
It alters me, distracts me, removes barriers of good upbringing.
I am liable to engage in life-changing spontaneous actions.
This year I bought a keyboard, piano, organ, clavicin!
Playing it is opening my ears to true listening.
Outside in the night the crickets are chirping
The moon is still almost full.
I have been playing Hallelujah.
Moona Perrotin 2012