i picked out the ones that were most relevant to a solar eclipse, since some of them were about lunar eclipses, and some were more metaphorical
In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; As stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptune’s empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse.
— Horatio, Hamlet
If she come in, she’ll sure speak to my wife: My wife! my wife! what wife? I have no wife. O insupportable! O heavy hour! Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon, and that the affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration.
No more be grieved at that which thou hast done: Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud; Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun, And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
— Sonnet 35
and there seems to be a theme in king lear:
“These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.” — Gloucester
“O, these eclipses do portend these divisions!” — Edmund
“I am thinking, brother, of a prediction I read this other day, what should follow these eclipses.” — Edmund
so basically… eclipses are portents of Bad Things Happening!
picking songs for a writing playlist is a fine balance between getting songs that are good/fit the theme but not too good because if they’re too good you can’t do anything but bask in their amazingness
I had promised a KiriBaku kid something like months ago, and tbh most of the reason why it took me this long is because I couldn’t pick between these two so?? In the end just have them both I guess - some info about them under cut, in case you wanna know more!!