Leaping Through the Stars

delphinus dolphin

Delphinus, a dolphin leaping among the waves
of stars. An early constellation, quite small,
cataloged by Ptolemy, the dolphin that carried
Arion, a poet, safely away from enemies.
A dolphin nearby Lyra. Arion’s lyre song.

 

As  a child, in my troubled home,
I would climb to my bedroom rooftop
to see the stars. My small telescope
finding easily the Dippers, Orion, Taurus, Gemini,
finally, little Delphinus who took me away.
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delphinus stars

Do you see a dolphin in these stars? I don’t – and I do.

The Twins

This morning, the waning crescent Moon fronted
Gemini the Twins – Castor and brother Pollux.
Not identical. They don’t really look alike.
Pollux is brighter, more golden. Favored child?
All of us unique. All are stars.

Astrophotography Panorama Test Shot

This photo shows bright Venus and almost as bright Jupiter
and above Benh LIEU SONG‘s head is the Gemini constellation
with Castor and Pollux clearly shining.