Little starry walks…



These days I go for evening walks with my son
He tells me about the upcoming blue moon
He continues to chatter about Mars, and Venus
As he keeps gazing at the starlit sky above us

He tells me how to distinguish a planet from a star
The Illuminated reflection, versus the flickering fire
He explains helium fusion, the role of the atmosphere
Something I'd learnt in childhood, but lost it somewhere

He talks about the brightest celestial body - Sirius star
The Andromeda galaxy, the nearest one, but yet so far
The discussion moves to Harry Potter inevitably
If not for these walks, I'd have missed it all easily

The excited voice when he shares all these stories
An infectious joy in those dancing, twinkling eyes
The way my heart glows, they must be the stars.
I kind of love these lovely, little starry walks...

~ Manish (30/10/2020)

Featured image by StockSnap from Pixabay.

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