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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Snow Moon

Canopus and Sirius
are the brightest stars 
Even thought the moon
is full, and round
and snowy, white.
Come along and join me.
It's quite a sight to see.
And the best part
of this vision
is it's absolutely free.

     Early Native Americans called the first full moon in February the Full Snow Moon because it came at the time of the year when the snows are the heaviest.  That certainly is true this year.  It was also called Full Hunger Moon because this was the time of the year when it was most difficult to find animals for hunting.
     Can you write your own moon poem today?


  1. Star gazing! What fun. Thanks for the picture of the night sky.

  2. Full moon, orange and soft,
    sitting upon the horizon
    rise up, turn to cream

    That is my favorite sky sight, so you inspired me to write about it. Thanks for that and for sharing your lovely poem.