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Maunder Minimum

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

video from NASA
observations by Annie Scott Dill Maunder, An apparent influence of the earth on the numbers and areas of sun-spots in the cycle 1889-1901 (1907)

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still shadow

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

unchanging and erect one day
you made the sun reign
a perfect thing
the shadow in its place

was it all for one instant?
some simple touch
to trace your breath
and feel the marks

then in one heavy moment
stopped and made stone again

hold still the shadow
return to watch it all
donÂ’t stop

we try
to hold

from: some simple shadow + shadow moment [ for year’s end ]

some simple shadow

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

touch one perfect moment
and hold still in the sun
an unchanging thing

rain stopped and made
erect for one instant
a heavy stone

was it some simple shadow
all again?

return one day and hold your breath
then trace it into place
watch the shadows you made

don’t we try to feel the mark
and stop it?

from shadow moment [ for year’s end ]