On this Friday 20th March 2015 the solar eclipse can be seen across Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, West in North America, Atlantic, Arctic. Wonderful views of the moon travelling over the face of the sun are being admired by people flocking to soak up this rare and enchanting moment.
Millions of children are intrigued by the phenomenon; painting pictures, and being told about the way the eclipse works, and they are all excited about developing projects surrounding the sun and the moon.
A while ago, I wrote a poem for children entitled Mr. Moonface and I felt it fitting to share it with you all today.
Lucy looked up at the brightly lit sky
Starlight had captured her heart and here’s why…
She sat on her window cill hugging her knees
And wished for a jar full of twinkles like these.
Mr. Moonface looked down, beaming magical smile
And then blew her a star kiss which lingered awhile.
The kiss travelled over the star studded sky
Until close up to Lucy who caught it. “Oh my!”
Three beautiful colourful jars had appeared
And each brimful of stardust…how magically weird!
Treasured possessions now, Lucy held tight,
Each jar full of mystery, what a delight!
“Thanks Mr. Moonface”…….. A nod and a wave.
“It’s my happiest moment….these treasures I’ll save.”
The jars glowed a brightness like nothing before
As Lucy then dreamed of adventures she saw.
Mr. Moonface looked on as he winked at the jars.
Then smiled as he nestled himself in the stars.
The jars held a thousand more dreams to explore,
For Lucy had wishes worth hankering for.
These magical imaginings are what fun’s about,
So shhhhhhhh…keep their secret, don’t let it slip out!
Find more poems like this in Poetry Giving, a fundraising book for the wonderful