Thanks Everyone for Giving Me My Moon Back

Young waxing Moon on August 23rd, 2017.

Eclipse forgotten
No crowds, no press, no bother
It’s my Moon again

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An Astronomer Laments Smartphone Zombies

They always look down
Too engrossed in their small worlds
They never look up

Summary of My Stargazing Nights Most of This Week

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Telescope goes out
Sudden clouds herald more rain
Telescope comes in

 

Lonely Venus

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When dusk murk enshrouds
Sentinel Venus remains
But nobody sees

 

A Despondent Stargazer’s Haiku

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Chill winds lure gray clouds
Sad rain kindles my despair
No stars shine tonight