Dimmed Sunshine

Late this winter morning
the sun stands high in a
pale bird’s egg blue sky.
Yet its light from this
unclouded sky shines dimly

like the diminished sunlight
of the summer solstice when
I stood outside at midday
as the moon eclipsed
the fiercely blazing sun.

Today distance dims
the sunlight as the earth
spins through the winter
solstice far from the sun.

Dimmed Sunshine

4 thoughts on “Dimmed Sunshine

    1. Quite a lot I would think. Actually I looked it up and found the eclipse I refer to occurred in January 1990, but I still remember how extraordinary it was to have the sun go dark on a blazingly sunny day, scorching hot too.


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