Measuring Space

Orion’s belt
buffed and glistening with stars
a string of diamonds
measuring the giant’s waist
across the expanse of space

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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My response to Carpe Diem Special #220 Orion, a haibun by Dolores Fegan our featured haiku poetess

In the last CD-Special for this month, Chèvrefeuille has shared a haibun written by Dolores as inspiration to create haiku, tanka or a haibun. It has been taken from her Medium blog “Haibun Journey – View From My Window”. It also links to our regular prompt ‘stars’:

From my window far overhead and through the trees I can see the constellation Orion. It is clear enough to make out the hilt on his belt. His bow raised high in the sky. I remember my father teaching me the names of the constellations and the stars that made them up. I do not recall all the names, but am forever blessed with fond memories.

winter hunter
stalking the night sky
bow aimed high

my father
points out the night sky
my hand in his

© Dolores Fegan

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