September Moon

September 8, 2006

Corn Moon

” Not every man has gentians in his house
in soft September, at slow, sad Michaelmas.
Bavarian gentians, big and dark, only dark
darkening the daytime, torch-like, with the
smoking blueness of Pluto’s gloom,
ribbed and torch-like, with their blaze of darkness
spread blue down flattening into points,
flattened under the sweep of white day
torch-flower of the blue-smoking darkness,
Pluto’s dark-blue daze, black lamps from
the halls of Dis, burning dark blue,
giving off darkness, blue darkness,
as Demeter’s pale lamps give off light,
lead me then, lead the way.”

~ D. H. Lawrence ‘Bavarian Gentians’

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2 Responses to “September Moon”

  1. sureshg Says:

    The moon creates magic every night. It simply reflects the sun’s rays, functioning only as a mirror. The master, too, is a mirror, and meditation makes you a mirror� clean and pure, so everything is reflected in you as it is, devoid of judgment.

    The moon, just by reflecting them, transforms the hot rays of the sun into cool energy. As a master, he absorbs the same energy that you absorb, he eats the same food as you eat, he drinks the same water, he breathes the same air, but some alchemical change is constantly going on in him.

    On the full moon night of every month, Zen practitioners watch the moon all night. And as they go on witnessing the moon, a deep tranquillity and silence descends over them, particularly on the night when Gautam Buddha was born, became enlightened, and died. So this is a special night for Zen Buddhists.

  2. blumoon Says:

    That is interesting information about the Zen practitioners. I suppose I have been doing this unconsciously, as many a night I’ve watched the moon when it is full.

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