Starry Night

In response to Viewfromtheside’s weekly prompt.

Starry Night

If there was a way to touch the sky,
Would I?

Those stars that shine so bright
From where I stand gazing
in rapt wonder, would their brilliance
hold once captured?

To walk a million lifetimes gone
beneath the light of the unknown
breathes magic into my day,
makes treading earth light, fantastic.

That light I see, I’ve been told,
does not exist; was extinguished eons
ago.  Is nothing but a trick
of time and space.

I prefer to be bedazzled, to hear music
in the stars, to believe that winged horses
and star-crossed lovers live enchanted lives,
That for one brief and shining moment

So can I.

 

©KLarson 2012

All rights property of Kathy Larson

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18 Comments

  1. Heather Edwards said,

    September 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Very nice my friend.

  2. nrhatch said,

    September 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful poem, klrs!
    Star light . . . a trick of time and space. 😀

    Perfect thoughts for the theme.

  3. wightrabbit said,

    September 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Beautiful! This reminds me of dark nights, when my stepfather would take me outside to look at the stare, explaining how far away they were, how long it took the light to reach us and how they were extinct by the time we could see them ~ mind bending for a child! So I just love the last verse. I agree with you, Kathy! 🙂

    • klrs09 said,

      September 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      I love star-gazing — don’t ask me to tell you names (I only know a few) but it’s the mystery of the whole experience that does me in.

  4. wightrabbit said,

    September 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    *stars* not stare!

    • klrs09 said,

      September 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Oh, and thank you for the lovely comments!

  5. souldipper said,

    September 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    And to think that we are made of the same elements as all those stars – whatever stage of life they possess.

    Yes, so can we!

  6. SidevieW said,

    September 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    oh I love this one!
    if there was a way to touch the sky…

    The potential for disappointment firmly disregarded in favour of a better way of believing

    • klrs09 said,

      October 1, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Thanks so much — it was fun to dip my toes back into your weekly challenge!

  7. October 1, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Stars have that effect on me, Kathy 🙂 Lovely response to the theme!

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  9. October 2, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Such a pretty poem.

  10. WordsFallFromMyEyes said,

    October 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Very lovely. You know, as soon as you say ‘starry night’, I can see it. This is a beautiful poem.

    • klrs09 said,

      October 9, 2012 at 6:45 am

      Thank you — much appreciated.


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