Plastic Bag Caught in Tree Branches

plastic birds

     caught in trees

undisturbed

     by the breeze

          unendowed with a song

featherless

     yet strong

plastic birds

     you will flutter

          long after atomic sirens have been uttered

 

Click Here to Download Full Resolution Image Free high resolution photo of what’s left of a plastic bag caught in the branches of a winter tree.

Source: Plastic Bag Caught in Tree Branches

wordpress haiku #81

eagle nebula /

o, pillars of creation /

sagittarian sky …

 

 

The awesome beauty of the Eagle Nebula

wordpress haiku #80

Ariadne’s crown /

Corona Borealis /

lift our eyes to you…

Krone der Ariadne /

Corona Borealis /

heben unsere Augen nach Sie…

Star of the week: Alphecca

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wordpress haiku #79

it’s summer solstice /

the red phoenix is rising /

unchain your laughter.

es ist Sommersonnenwende /

der rote Phönix steigt /

befreien dein Lachen.

A Chinese perspective on summer

wordpress haiku #78

virgo’s brightest star…

spica basks in the moon’s glare…

we absorb your strength…

 

der hellste Stern von virgo …

Spica sonnt sich im grellen Licht des Mondes …

Wir nehmen deine Stärke …

 

This evening – June 14, 2016 – the moon couples up with Spica, Virgo’s brightest star. But the moon is heading toward bright Mars.

Source: Moon and Spica on June 14 | EarthSky.org

haiku #76

caught in my own reflection /

between Saturn and the Sun /

i yield … to repetition…

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in meiner eigenen Reflektion gefangen /

zwischen Saturn und der Sonne /

ich gebe zu … zu Wiederholung …

 

June 2-3, 2016 is the night of Saturn’s opposition. This world is now opposite the sun in Earth’s sky. How to see Saturn and enjoy it as its best!

Source: Earth goes between sun and Saturn tonight | EarthSky.org

wordpress haiku #75

Oya. Kali. change.

full lips of a hurricane.

kiss the past goodbye.

Hurricane Katrina1

Oya. Kali. Veränderung.

volle Lippen eines Hurrikans.

Kuss der Vergangenheit zu verabschieden.

 

Now, early in the season, is the time to make a plan to stay safe if a hurricane approaches your area.

Source: Are you prepared for a hurricane? | EarthSky.org

wordpress haiku #74: blue moon and red mars / hail Yemaya…hail Shango / opposites attract… Blue Moon and red Mars on May 21 | Tonight | EarthSky

The moon is blue in name only, but spectacular near the red planet Mars tonight, just one day before Mars’ first opposition in two years!

Source: Blue Moon and red Mars on May 21 | Tonight | EarthSky