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The Moon - Emptiness, and astronaut Neil Armstrong
In loving memory of the first person on the Moon
The blue moon*
The cold night forms dew
on the golden leaves - glittering
midnight, the wind just comes
whispering with clusters of bamboo
Remembering our hero - Neil Armstrong
departing this world
as a crane freely flying home in the late afternoon.
fame and power
as fragile as foam
as impermanent as moss.
with a peace in mind
floating into emptiness.
Sacramento, August 31st, 2012.
Today's (Aug. 31) blue moon is also the day of Neil Armstrong's funeral. A blue moon is the name given to the second full moon in a single month, a rare occurrence that won't happen until 2015.