1017. Across the Sky

Clear night —
"Dad, a star's moving,
right there!"


Masago said...

1017. Across the Sky

Clear night -
"Dad, a star's moving,
right there!"

Link with 1016: Rocket / satellite.

[I remember standing outside in the backyard with my Dad looking up at the stars and seeing for the first time what looked like tiny stars moving across the sky. Dad explained that those were satellites and that the ones that moved north-and-south were the Russian satellites."]

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

the good old days :)

Dana-Maria Onica said...

:)When my son was little he asked the same question and I gave the same explanation. I'm not sure they were only Russian; they were too far...:)

Beyond my comment which proves that we are "almost the same", I must say this is a delightful idea and a very good poem, as prosody. The short pauses, imposed by the commas, bring a special effect. I hope you will add it in the Celestial Haiku Series.

Thank you for sharing.

Pamela said...

I remember my family standing out on the edge of the hill looking out on the stars when Sputnik was launched.

We were trying to see it - looking for the FIRST moving star - so to speak.

I was c-c-c-old and sort of scared. Just young enough to not understand what it was all about.

John McDonald said...

nice one

floots said...

dads (and mums) can make stars move
really like this one

Pat Paulk said...

We used to see those at the lake years ago. As i recall they're tough to pick out.

get zapped said...


polona said...

sometimes i miss that juvenile spirit... lovely!

Masago said...

Andrew: Ah, they were good indeed. :-)

Dana-Maria: Thank you for your kind comments and analysis. I did indeed add it to the Celestial series:


Pamela: Such precious memories. My friend mentioned a similar experience. His problem was that he needed glasses but didn't know it at the time. He couldn't understand what everyone was looking at. It may too that he was looking for a flying saddle ("saddle-ite"). :-)

John: Thanks.

Floots: Yes, I've seen *those* stars a few too many times. :-)

Pat: Right, they can be tricky to spot.

gz: Thanks.

Polona: ...know the feeling. Thanks.