The Southern Cross
guards the opening carved in the heavens
by the galactic arm of the Milky Way stretching far across the night sky.
A silk cut on velvet black
bleeding constellations of colour
into our eyes staring in awe from the edge of Fish River Canyon.
© Sheila Ash, 2018
If you want to see a picture of the southern sky from the canyon take a look at the following photo http://www.skyandtelescope.com/online-gallery/southern-milky-way-namibia/ from Photographer Jean-Claude Merlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Much better than my camera and photographic skills which could only manage https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesjaspers/11426253673/in/album-72157638711336556