I lived in Dallas, Texas when my son was young. I remember we moved out of the city into the country when he was 9 years old. The big Texas sky is never-ending and at night the stars are amazing to watch.
I remember those hot summer nights when my son would love to camp out in the back yard or we would lay in the bed of the pick up truck and gaze at the stars. Orion was always our favorite constellation and to this day, even though we don’t live in Texas anymore, we are still in the south and I love to look up and pick out Orion, the hunter with the three stars on his belt.
Starlight and stars bright
Hunter of the sky
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Merril is hosting Monday Haibun at D’Verse. She has prompted us to
“Look up” and write a Haibun about what we see.
Thank you ☺️
It’s reassuring that no matter what else, we can depend on seeing the familiar constellations. Such a pleasant memory to have with you and your son, Christine.
Thank you so much. Yes, a special memory. ☺️💕 Your name was hidden on your comment, did you know?
Sadly, I’ve never seen Orion. The stars are almost invisible where I live, due to immense light pollution. You are lucky! Very beautiful memory you’ve shared.
Thank you M Jay. I’m sorry you don’t get to see it. It is very special ☺️💕
Everyone loves Orion 🙂 It’s unnerving that way the constellations move though. If Orion has moved, I feel as though the sky’s not right.
Yes I’m always disappointed if I don’t see it 😧
That sounds wonderful Christine.
Thank you Sadje. It is a lovely memory ❤️☺️
You’re welcome my friend
We could always find Orion, his belt being so prevalent in our view and us wondering if he ever took the thing off. 😉
Haha! Yes, i wonder too. The three stars of his belt are the first things you see, then you know you’ve found him. ☺️
Exactly. A go-to for our star gazing.
A wonderful Haibun, Christine! I can imagine the Texas sky is something to see. Orion always shown at the end of our driveway on one of the places we lived. Great haiku as well.
Oh thank you Dwight. I do love the night sky ☺️
Stargazing is a favorite pastime of mine as well, great haibun! 🤩
Thank you so much Tricia ☺️💕
Wonderful piece Christine, thank you for sharing.
Thanks Rob! Happy you liked it ☺️
What a stunning night show it is!! A memory to cherish!
Thank you Grace. We are all so fortunate to have the beautiful night sky no matter where we are in the world ☺️💕
That’s such a lovely memory, Christine. 💙 Thank you for sharing it. Orion is one of the few constellations I can pick out (sometimes).
I lived in Dallas when I was a child–but a definite outsider. 😏
I cwn never seem to find Orion. But I have stick on stars above my bed we put on for my daughter when she was young and they still light up my nights. A great memory!
I too had those stars. ☺️❤️ The night sky is magical for all of us, isn’t it Mary? Happy memories for sure.
We had them in our kids’ rooms, too! I have an app on my phone that identifies stars, moon, and planets.
Yes, I have that App too. It’s wonderful ☺️
It is! 🙂
Thank you Merril. ☺️❤️. Such a lovely prompt. Oh coming from England we were outsiders too! I enjoyed my time there and made many good friends. Although these days I worry about the government of Texas. They are going backwards. Very worrying.
I can’t say I loved it there, but things are definitely worrying in Texas now!
A beautiful memory tinged with a little wistfulness. Great haibun.
Thank you Nitin. Yes they are lively memories ☺️💕
The only constellations that I was able to recognize where the Big and Little Dippers. I think that stories about a great hunter are more exciting than ones about drinking implements.
Lol Jim! You’re hilarious 🥴