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Youth in eclipse 🌚

Watching the eclipse via media with an avid 14 years-old teen.

By Novel AllenPublished about a month ago β€’ 1 min read

Excitement was rife in his voice. Enchanted, he spoke of his love

Curiosity of nature. Cradling the universe to his heart, with

Limitless time spent pondering, enraptured by nature's miracles


Infused wholly and completely by the workings of our planet

Poised he sat, watching on a screen, regretting being UK bound


Scene by scene, awed explanation of movements of sun and moon

Ending with a perfect eclipse, watched until it faded away!



Everything else is of no interest to this teenager

Completely engrossed in the workings of nature

Light in his mind palace is focused and tunnel-visioned

Intent, his grey cells care nothing else of the world

Pictured upon his mind is the wonder of the eclipse

Smiling, we sit patiently and listen, these are the only times

Excitement eclipses him from his teenage reverie!


I was watching a movie, and he passed by, stopping long enough to observe that even though the movie was set in winter, it could not have been that time of year, because the length of the shadows meant that it was filmed in the summer months. He does not watch movies, except to pass by and disprove the facts, point out and laugh at the errors made by the makers of said movies.

He explained the phenomenon, but here is the Google explanation:

Shadows change with the seasons. The tilt of the Earth’s axis affects the length of our shadows. During the summer, our location is tilted towards the Sun, so our midday shadows are very short. During the winter, our location is tilted away from the Sun, so our midday shadows are longer.

If ever in doubt about the workings of the universe, feel free to give him a call. He looks like a young Black Einstein, with crazy hair and all. Bah humbugs a lot like Scrooge, and thinks school is boring.



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  • Tiffany Gordon 29 days ago

    Hey lovely friend! This was beautifully written & wonderfully crafted! Was this about your son? He sounds like he has a brilliant mind like his momma! How did your other teen respond to the eclipse? Also, did you see in the most recent Vocal Creator's Chat that Vocal is considering making a Faith Community?

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    I love your description of him!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    So entertaining and informative...GREAT job

  • PK Colleranabout a month ago

    Wonderfully told, both the poem and the description of the young Black Einstein. Just the kind of kid I'd love to talk to. πŸ’™β™₯οΈπŸ’š Cheers to you both.

  • Mariann Carrollabout a month ago

    to be young again having no adult worries or woes

  • ROCK about a month ago

    This eclipse has taken the muse to a whole other level; just wowing me constantly!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oh wow, I never knew about the shadows being different in length during different seasons! That's so fascinating! Loved your Acrostics!

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