Thor Dockweiler, 2014 June 20, Friday, approaching the solstice.

Day of the Sun, Sunday,
Honored Golden Orb with its golden gleams,
Songbirds suddenly silent upon their skywires in shock!

Solar tread upon the flowered beds of wild,
Amongst the scrub in the land of Sunland, Land of the Sun,
Beyond Sun Valley, in the Valley of the Sun!

Strange eerie subdued light!
Strange twilight approaching the real twilight!
The Asian Express Dragoned Sol-Moon Shadow is flying by!
From across the northern Pacific Ocean Blues!

The mostly blackened Sun with stellar streams!
Of colored California somnium dreams!
Celebrating its fleating twinning with The Moon!
Approaching the Day of the Moon, Monday!

One Moonth to the Summer Solstice of the North,
The mid-year Solstice of the South upon its wintered grounds,
Approaching Alban Hevin, the third alban of the bards!

Eerie cooling betwixt the eerie shade,
A new wind so subtle upon the grassly blades,
Our stilled feathered friends soon resume their bards of song!

Notation: In memory of the nice solar eclipse from the Los Angeles region on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012 Pacific Time. This annular eclipse was seen in Los Angeles as a partial eclipse which covered most of the Sun. A far better covering of the Sun for me when compared to the Sun covered only half before the clouds obscured the view when I was in Mazatlan for the Great Solar Eclipse two decades earlier. This eclipse was unique in its own way. The sustained subdued light for a period of time was absolutely eerie. Almost as if a dangerous fire was about with its subduing-light smoke, but without the smoke. Various songbirds, especially sparrows, became absolutely quiet. They knew something was wrong but were not sure what to do. So they stayed absolutely silent upon telephone pole wires. I travelled to Sun Valley initially but went further to Sunland for a higher elevation view for the event. The seasonal period is referred to in “tide” within the
title. “Alban” is an old Welsh term which refers to the gathering of minstrels and bards, a very dangerous profession at times depending on the lord or kingly leader during the Medieval Period in England and the region, wherein those who were able shared stories and song to elucidate and inspire each other. These small conventions occurred four times a year, upon the solstices and equinoxes. The first, and beginning of their year, was Alban Arthan, the Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere). The Spring Equinox for the North was Alban Eiler. The Summer Solstice was Alban Hevin. The fourth annual meeting occurred on the Fall Equinox for the North, the Alban Elved.


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