image ©Radoslaw Ziomber


a rain of stars

falls on the thirsty earth



watching the sky

listening to hunting owls

calling down the stars


from moonset to cockcrow

I watch the star blanket shift

learning to let go

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “Perseids”

    1. The astronomer in the radio said to wait until the moon set because it’s bright at the moment. Moonset is around 4am! I woke at 4 anyway so I watched for an hour until I had seven stars. It was a bit cloudy. I’d have probably seen as many watching earlier when the moon was up but the sky was clear. Some of them were really bright.

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