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Night Sky: A Haibun


saturn nasa 2On a cloudless night, at the dark of the moon, close to All Hallows’ Eve, a woman stood at the edge of the sea and gazed at an indigo sky.  She murmured words of wonderment when the face of Saturn turned and revealed to her his exquisite rings.  Her spirit stirred, and she pondered if Galileo’s daughter had seen the same when she looked through her father’s glass.  Then the woman fell to her knees and cried out in love to the one who had kindled the stars.

Luminescent surf
Thunders over hard black sand
The stars cannot sleep.

Haibun: ljgloyd (c) 2015
Image: Courtesy of NASA

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7 thoughts on “Night Sky: A Haibun

  1. Such powerful imagery. I really enjoyed this haibun.

  2. One of my Aunts is named Saturnalia. Loved this Lori!

  3. Other then it is a Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. And all the rest of her sibs ( My grandmother included ) were named for Saints.

    I’m pretty sure there is a story in there…she’s the one who flew planes, smoked Cuban cigars played poker and shot guns with amazing skill

  4. Thanks for linking me back to this haibun. I remember it. The imagery is very transcendent and the passionate haiku is moving.

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