Solo Renhai




John Daleiden, US


Flying High


super moon* —
a giant lights up
the horizon

ISS** orbiting earth —
circle of distinguished friends

a paper airplane
glides through the cherry blossoms —
Twilight of the Gods***

Notes: No. 305





Supermoon*: On May 5, 2012 the biggest and brightest full moon of 2012 arrived; the moon was about 221,802 miles from Earth. That's about 15,300 miles closer than average (Supermoon). According to NASA the perigee full moon on May 5, 2012 was as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons of 2012 (NASA).

ISS**: The International Space Station orbits earth 15.7 orbits per day (Wikipedia).

Twilight of the Gods***: Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods) is the last in Richard Wagner's cycle of four operas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung, or The Ring for short). It received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 17 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring. The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarok, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war of the gods that brings about the end of the world. However, as with the rest of the Ring, Wagner's account of this apocalypse diverges significantly from his Old Norse sources. The term Gotterdammerung is occasionally used in English, referring to a disastrous conclusion of events (Wikipedia:
Twilight of the Gods ).









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