The Sun and The Moon

my picture, I painted the whole paper black and then did the moon and light in white chalk.

my picture, I painted the whole paper black and then did the moon and light in white chalk.

Today I watched the solar eclipse live on television, we would have watched it outside, but it was really cloudy. It showed you live footage from the Faroe Islands. They were experiencing a total eclipse. It’s amazing, even on television. I learnt what a solar eclipse is, painted a picture of it and wrote a poem. Here it is:

THE SUN AND THE MOON,

A pale, silhouetted sun,
constantly she’s on the run.
The moon, a monster, dark and black,
he’ll gobble her up, if speed she does lack.

He creeps upon her, like a wolf stalking it’s prey,
gradually he gains on her, moment by moment, day by day.

It’s a beautiful sight,
the sun’s ever so bright
and the moon, that deathly dark,
but from out of the circle, comes a bright and fiery spark.

They call it a diamond ring,
all the birds cease to sing,
it’s so awe-inspiring,
no one even thinks of retiring, home.

Eventually the moon, he strikes,
he eats up what he likes,
sometimes he leaves a little crescent,
it can be seen in London, Brighton, Scotland or Cheshunt.

When the moon swallows the poor sun whole,
we’re plunged into darkness,
it touches people down in their very soul.

It’s a once in a lifetime chance,
to see the moon and the sun do their amazing dance.

 

my sister, Irys, is a natural artist. This is her masterpiece

my sister, Irys, is a natural artist. This is her masterpiece

This is my brother's picture. He likes to use bright, bold colours.

This is my brother’s picture. He likes to use bright, bold colours.

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5 thoughts on “The Sun and The Moon

  1. Hey Gracie, I’m intrigued you chose the sun as female and moon male. Each to their personal perspective, I normally see the moon as female as the moon moves the oceans of the world as it does the waters in a pregnant belly. Then the sun is more yang and manly, fierce and outward. So wonderful to see drawings from you all. I’ve been intrigued about the moon here in Asia, watching it wax and wane differently to the West. Looking forward to some moon watching with you soon x x

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    • Hi Alice,

      Looking forward to seeing you when you return here. I hope we get to hang out loads. It’s funny that you feel the moon is more like a female and the sun is more manly, because I would imagine it the other way round. Did you see the eclipse or was it just in Europe and Russia? It was spectacular. Have you ever seen one before? The last one was in 1999. My uncle remembers it, because he was looking at it through a welding mask at work.

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  2. Hi Gracie what an amazing experience for all who watched.your poem expresses in your own words the way you saw it happen. Well done.the drawings were well thought about by you Evan and irys. Each of you made your own choice as the different stages of the eclipse took place. Very commendable .well done to you all nanny xxx

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