Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy to present an all new episode in our space odyssey in which we are discovering the constellations in our Universe ... today another not so well known constellation, Ophiuchus (Serpent bearer), actually I really didn't know of this constellation and several others as we already encountered on our odyssey. I think the most of us will only know the constellations of the Zodiac and maybe (as we call them here in The Netherlands) "the big bear" and "the small bear".
Let us take a closer look at Ophiuchus or "the Serpent bearer". Ophiuchus is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens.
|Credits: Ophiuchus (Serpent bearer)|
What a beautiful stories this constellation has brought us and I hope it will inspire you to write/compose an all new haiku or tanka. I have given it a try and came up with this one:
Oracle of Delphi
sacred wisdom defended by Ophiuchus -
third eye closes
Well ... not as strong as I had hoped, but I like this one. And now it's up to you my dear Haijin ... have fun!
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until September 23rd at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our next episode, Orion, later on.