Inspired by Haiku-heights’ September Challenge Day 3 ~ Silver
Each night I take my little dachshund Dayna out to wander in the garden before she goes to bed. I love to sit at the end of the garden under the gazebo, where it is very dark and totally quiet, to watch the sky and enjoy the last few minutes of the day. Recently I have been enjoying the tail end of the Perseid shower of shooting stars. Last night I saw a beauty which seemed much higher than the others I have seen.
Silver arrows pierce
The depths of distant darkness,
And faraway fall
Momentary magic, leave
Shooting stars shatter
The celestial stillness
With their final show
I can’t resist reposting a haiku I wrote when my grandson was just a few weeks old!
On a soft white cloud
As silver stars surround him
He silently sleeps
Look at him now just 9 months old!
- Gallery: 2013 Perseid meteor shower (globalnews.ca)
- Perseid meteor shower to give year’s best show on Sunday (lfpress.com)