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From star to star

Nights pinpoints sparkle
home galaxy glows over
arcs and waves hello

Copyright © 2022 Kim Whysall-Hammond

It is time for the monthly poetry challenge at Fake Flamenco. Rebecca has asked us to write a Haiku about something that fascinates us in nature; an experience, creature or setting.

I’ve chosen to write about the night sky, specifically the glory of the Milky Way. I live in a town, so don’t often see our home galaxy, but when I do it’s like meeting an old friend. My university degree is in Astronomy, and the sky is certainly something that fascinates me!

Desert sky

Driving in a roast red desert
Headlights staring into primeval dark
The untrammeled sky glorious

Above us a bridge of stars
Rivering between rocky horizons
At once near and so very far

Cricking my neck to see
I bounced around the back of the open jeep
Absorbing, amid the shudders, splendor

Star birth and death, worlds hidden by distance
Great glowing nebulae
Fat in the centre, a devouring black hole

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond