Beyond the Summer Solstice,
on a calm evening, the stars
seem to blossom in the heavens,
accompanied by planets,
with their slowly turning moons,
and exploding supernovas
that surprise even the astronomers.
The lovely star, Vega, appears
with her bright partner, Altair,
forming two points
of the Summer Triangle
and spinning myths that
weave through the ages.
Announcement: Lainie will exhibit paintings and read poetry on July 6th at the Tanabata Festival at the Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA, 7-9pm. Free and open to the public.
*Tanabata is a Japanese Festival based on a legend that includes the stars Vega and Altair.