Stars

One of my favorite things is to look at the heavens and look at constellations. When I worked for a non-profit, I did astronomy programs with a portable planetarium. For 4 year olds, the biggee was accepting that the lights would be turned down. I would do their program with a little light. It was too scary otherwise.

My favorite poem about stars is by Carl Sandburg and is aptly titled "Stars"

The stars are too many to count.
The stars make sixes and sevens.
The stars tell nothing--and everything.
The stars look scattered.
The stars are so far away they never speak when spoken to.

Interesting enough, the constellation Orion is a hunter in all the cultural constellations that I encountered except for Egyptian constellations where Orion was Horus the God. My study was not exhaustive so I am sure there are other myths or story for this Constellation.


Orion constellation map-fr


The Orion Constellation
photo by Igor da Bari from Wikimedia Commons

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  1. I love to look at the stars. Orion is one of my favorites.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

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  2. I love looking at stars. I have an app called Star Walk that helps you identify the stars.

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  3. Nothing more peaceful than star gazing.

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  4. I like it that God hung all the stars at his command and put them exactly where he wanted them. It is fun to look at them and try to figure out any constellations.

    Betty

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  5. I love looking at the skies and here in the country the sky is always clear.
    Take care, Diane

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  6. Star gazing is one of my favorite things. I've never heard the Sandburg poem - thanks for sharing it.

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  7. Stars always fascinate me. They look tiny to us, but are in fact huge celestial bodies, and there are billions of them in the sky. The little poem gives us a fair description of the stars: too many to count, scattered, far away.

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  8. Stars always fascinate me. They look tiny to us, but are in fact huge celestial bodies, and there are billions of them in the sky. The little poem gives us a fair description of the stars: too many to count, scattered, far away.

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  9. Stars are one of night's best gifts aren't they? I wish I knew my constellations. Other than the big dipper, my knowledge is sadly lacking. NC is a beautiful state, but it's not quite as easy to get a good view of the sky, at least in my area, as it was in the Midwest, due to the number of trees, which our eco system definitely needs. I'm glad you stopped by the blog. It was good to touch bases again.

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  10. Thank you for sharing. The poem is lovely.
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  11. No matter where life takes us, regardless of the changes we undergo, despite our feelings and milestones, the stars remain. The same stars I look at today are the ones I marveled at as a kid. And kids 100 before that kid. Love this piece.

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  12. Sure much can be learned from looking at the stars. Always fun to look up some of the myths surrounding the names and such too.

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