Starry Night

For Izy’s prompt at Real Toads for day 26 of NAPOWRIMO (ha! gotcha!): a list with a twist. List five things!

Starry Night
Starry night –
Peepers down at the creek,
The owl in its flight – silent as dust,
A fox and her kittens going single file
in my back yard,
the raccoon seeing what mischief he can get into
(not to mention our garbage bin!)
And of course,
The stars –
The stars in their infinite glory
Flowing through the sky –
Amanogawa*

*amanogawa – Japanese for river of heaven, a kigo often used to denote the Milky Way

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 15:22:55

    Love all the things that can happen in the night.. a real treat with a fox and the stars above…

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  2. qbit
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 15:55:52

    Oooh, and nice landing on the kigo!

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  3. Charmed Chaos
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 16:35:46

    Beautiful Toni!

    Reply

  4. sanaarizvi
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 16:56:15

    This is gorgeous!!💜 Especially love “The owl in its flight – silent as dust.”😊

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  5. Vivian Zems
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 17:35:00

    Your yard plays out like a movie. So lovely!

    Reply

  6. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 17:44:05

    Many of these list poems are wonderfully soothing..

    Reply

  7. Victoria C. Slotto
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 18:09:58

    I agree with Margaret–this is so serene. Those raccoons!

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  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 18:16:03

    Mmmm, you make it sound like perfection (even the raccoon),

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  9. Kerry
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 05:38:53

    ‘River of heaven’ – this is beautiful.

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  10. Magaly Guerrero
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 16:59:35

    Glimpsing into the eye of the mischievous raccoon made me smile. That trash can is probably trembling.

    Reply

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