A little star
hangs bright for all to see
tells a message
Simple and beautiful are these things that adorn our Christmas world. Ornaments the prompt from Chevrefeuille’s Carep Diem
There’s a star in the sky
one you’ll never quite see
but it shines all the same
perfect voice tuned to “C”
you can’t hear what she sings
but the song is her own
she calls the disheartened
to draw near home
I met this fair one
not long ago in a dream
she called in the dark
I was lost so it seems
Radiance poured on a path
one that I’d never used
and I stumbled in the dirt
over unlaced running shoes
on my knees I looked up
and I saw a bright light
it came with a song
what a beautiful sight
“you will make it
I can see
not too far now
past those trees
take a left
then a right
you will find hope
past the night”
Then I saw it in a smile
someone waving all the while
open arms rescued me
finally safe, darkness free
“It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.” – Thomas Fuller
Have you ever stumbled in the dark? It seems most of us do. Have you ever been picked up out of the dirt? I have and am grateful for those gentle smiles that graciously moved me on my way. If you have ever stumbled and been helped back up, remember to look for others who can use a simple act of kindness to help them continue on their way.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:1-2
you cannot measure it, I know
nor can you wield like sword or pen
tho fingers long to take, possess
it’s elusive now and then
aspire to greatness, it is gone
turn your back and then it stays
for those out front and thespian types
it dances and it plays
why you so eager, trap and grasp
success within your hand
for those with truly many gifts
never see its feathers fanned
then grasp now to what you will
look at days for all they are
for you much treasure may you see
holding life, a child, shining star
Today’s prompt at Poet’s United Midweek Motif is success. Is success within your grasp or do you reach for other things???
They tried to capture it – my tear
The myth was if you caught one tear of a star you could rule the world.
But they got it wrong.
If you managed to get me, a star , upset I would not cry there would be natural disasters
The world would vomit its dead, storms would come in like a tide, the waves would get bigger drowning more people in waves of concrete.
If by chance you touched one tear of mine you would scream in torment.
For though nothing has happened it feels as if your entire body has been dropped into a vat of caustic acid.
Only one could manage a tear – my lover.
Loving arms wrapped around me would calm the waves, put out the fires, stay disaster.
His reassuring voice would put an ice cap on this inferno
As he laid me upon a green/ blue pasture in the universe as he brushed my hair,
I would be sated.
But that time has yet to come.
If by chance you meet this man
send him toward the end of the celestial grove.
For the hour grows late and my patience with humanity is waning
ire and mercury rises.
To hold in my hands
gazing between stars and moon
future far too fast
Dare I to gaze
behind or before my gate
trip over what ifs
Ponder the Future is today’s haiku prompt at Carpe Diem. Do we dare look even a little ahead??
Silent is her pose
await night’s darkest hour
sweeping beauteous smile
Aura casts upon me
darling of the universe
glitter and glow
Sing in your frequency
your own scintillating song
endless twinkling notes
These photographs are from the Hubble telescope. Click here to see more magnificent images provided by ESA and NASA
Did you know that stars sing? Yes they have a song that is in their own unique frequency and the chorus of stars (could we hear it) would be beautiful.
thanks to Krisjaan and Carpe Diem for the inspiration. As we go through the Tarot deck today, we reflect on Star.
I looked up at a star one day
and looked it in the eye
where did you come from
I had to say
before you radiated beauty in the sky?
She laughed a bit and blushed some too
with a grin she took my hand
I’ll show you around a bit
show you how I was planned
We sailed across the cosmic waves
sorrow left behind
saw untold beauty
as we journeyed
far and wide
We danced and sang
with stars we played
in their trail
turned planets on their spindles
and drank the milky way
She said let me show you why you’ve come
her point was clear and strong
for as I gazed
I was amazed
it was you and I all along
At that moment when our eyes first touched
and sparks flew in the night
into one strong burst
before they took to flight
she laughed and said “it was great love
that put me in the sky”
she hugged me much
a giggle too
and then she said “goodbye”
This is my poem for One Shot Wednesday. Please join us for a brilliant selection of poetry written by some very talented folks that One Stop Poetry has the privilege of reading and sharing.
Dear reader you must forgive me. I am in withdrawals. I havent written a story for children in too long so here is my romantic spirit and my writing for children merging.
Also … Check out Dancing in Shadow a One Stop duet I had the honor of writing with Sean Vessey.
Thanks to Dagoaty for the delightful pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dagoaty/3178288772
The “star child” radiated beauty and spirit
nymph-like and lithe
celestial song of the sun and moon
framed her movement
day and night
men feasted on her
with their eyes
they wanted a piece of her song
”no you can’t have a nibble”
Under the stars of celebration
night like none other
no denial of merriment
she didn’t understand the game
Her mind and body separated
was she walking on the stars
who did that face with the lips
He was handsome
that she could tell
when she fell into his arms
it was a night of feasting
and gorging for all
Her song extinguished that night
stars lay dark and distant
“her beauty replaced by the scourge of pain”
they said the day her spirit was laid to rest
Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)
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