Thursday, February 21, 2008


In the backyard we stood

Bundled in coats and hats

Against this New England cold

Running, yelling, laughing

Amazed at the gift they've been given

Children up past their bedtimes

Allowed to be outside at night

We watch the shadow start to cross

And they jump, wave their arms

Try to make bunny ears

For all the world to see

On this biggest shadow ever

They see themselves

As part of that enormous shadow

While we adults

Marvel at our smallness


KelseyChristine said...

The eclipse was so incredible! It was especially cool because I talked about it with my friends in Mexico and it made them seem less far away :)

Heather said...

I absolutely love your poem.

Christine said...

I saw this! It was beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Nice way to put it, Denise!
Glad your crew got to observe and enjoy it!