Looking at Stars

 

The radiant question mark of seven stars

leaning on me

has breath and voice of my father-

“Look, there’s the Saptarshi Mandal,

asking you if you knew the Sapta Rishis?”

said he one night-

“Of course, I know, they are the seven sages

blessing us-

their smile is the light”-

my father let me be happy

with whatever fairy-tale knowledge I had

of Great Bear Constellation-

since that day

I grew a bond with this star-cluster

that held me, my father and the Indian myth together-

 

 

Posted for my prompt ~ Looking at Stars @ Poets United Midweek Motif

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16 thoughts on “Looking at Stars

  1. What a milestone, a memory, a gift to the you, and from you to the readers–
    ” “Of course, I know, they are the seven sages
    blessing us-
    their smile is the light”-
    my father let me be happy
    with whatever fairy-tale knowledge I had . . . ” WOW! Thank you.

  2. Over here, we give those constellations the unromantic names of the Big and Little Dippers, as they form a pot……I love your wonderful names better, and the wonderful memory of your father, saying “their smile is the light”. Beautiful.

  3. Sounds like my Dad and the sorts of conversations we used to have when I was a kid. Yes, they are very bonding experiences. Some topics will always bring back such memories for me, and thereby bring him back, and my whole childhood. Thanks for this lovely reminder.

Thank You :)

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