Northern Hemisphere June’s early-morning light accompanies me.
Perhaps it’s the same as September sunlight
but the earliest sunrises of the year
happen now with the northern summer solstice
and year’s longest day a week away.
Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus sent light –
65 years ago – that I see tonight.
Light that’s about as old as me.
The red giant, older than our Sun,
is still the brightest star in Taurus.
The light bathes me in irrational hope.
January 6, 7 and 8, 2020 shows a bright waxing gibbous moon in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Even with the lunar glare, you might see Aldebaran and the Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters.