Blue Moon


Man walks on the moon
Unpretentious champion
Modest Neil Armstrong

“One small step for man”
In space representing earth
Once in a blue moon

“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Neil Alden Armstrong
First man to walk on the Moon
August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012
Rest in Peace


“Once in a Blue Moon” means very rarely
2nd full moon in a calendar month
Next Blue Moon: August 31st

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Tackle It Tuesday

Chèvrefeuille’s Haiku-Blog!

Prompt: Blue Moon

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Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

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Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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20 Responses to Blue Moon

  1. Great tribute to Neil Armstrong! ….Awesomely composed haiku

  2. Very nice tribute and lovely Haiku!

  3. granbee says:

    This is possibly the very best accolade/memorial to Neil Armstrong I have read since his passing on Saturday! Bless you, dear Becca!

  4. 4joy says:

    so much was happening in American in 1969, but the first steps on the moon absolutely took center stage…..it was the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, after all…..

  5. Green Speck says:

    RIP Mr. Armstrong !!!

  6. What a wonderful tribute to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. I can remember that event quite well. I was just a young kid, but my parents loved to share that with my brother (he r.i.p.) and me. So we have seen the first steps Neil did on the moon. Maybe when he stepped on the moon it was a Blue Moon. I can’t remember the exact date and time.
    Thank you Becca for sharing this.

    PS.: I posted earlier today, but I wasn’t logged in on my wordpress account. So it could be that you find two posts of me in your comments.

  7. Thank you for this wondefull tribute to Neil Armstrong. I was very young when he stepped on the moon, but I might see it from my parents. Really nice interpretation of this week’s Blue Moon theme of Tackle It Tuesday. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Bodhirose says:

    I’ll never forget that auspicious day as long as I live…such pride in that moon landing. I lovely tribute to a wonderful, American hero.

  9. ninotaziz says:

    Becca dear,
    This is the best interpretation for me. We grew up with him being a hero. What a lovely tribute. I am going to post this link on my FB if you don’t mind.

  10. Mary says:

    What a fine tribute to Neil, Becca! This was a spectacular ‘first.’

  11. ND Mitchell says:

    Love the moon landings and was sad about Neil’s passing. “representing earth” is so right. He was our man, even if like me, you’re not American. Great post.

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