Eclipse

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- written for the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century

The solar eclipse attracts the human tide
Flooding into villagers homes
Are they looking for an eternal guide?

They gather to watch the sun spirits hide
They count down to 6 minutes and 31 seconds of darkness
The solar eclipse attracts the human tide.

The hosts to visitors have their pride.
They take in the searchers who have arrived
Are they looking for an eternal guide?

Prayer halls spires call people from the outside
‘Don’t look up directly’- call out the holy ones
The solar eclipse attracts the human tide.

They know that the sun will not long hide.
Darkness will leave them far behind.
Are they looking for an eternal guide?

The moon between the sun will glide.
The celebrations have already begun.
The solar eclipse attracts the human tide.
Are they looking for an eternal guide?

© June Perkins

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