On night walks a sense of comforting smallness seeps into my soul. The Northern Hemisphere’s Dec. 21, 2020 extra longest-night shift of a super Saturn and meteor show, is a phenom noted by Florida’s Bishop Planetarium and Scientific American.
Headlines call for head’s up
See it seep out in south direction following crimped daylight of quickest sunset
Overhead, find deep field with no fence, a cyclorama banner
Constellation-watcher or wayward wanderer can each behold quiet radiance.
Saturn, meet Jupiter, meet Saturn.
Find steady Polaris, North Star, Star of Judea, prick sky fabric
as key spree of Winter Solstice 2020.
poem “Headlines call for head’s up” © JGAnnino
It’s a calm world that visits in Richard Blanco’s love-to-all poem titled ONE TODAY, as interpreted in stunning sky-present scenes by children’s author/illustrator Dav Pilkey. This poet and artist created a beautiful book for any season but this week it feels especially like a hug, if you want it: