In response to Viewfromtheside’s weekly prompt.
If there was a way to touch the sky,
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.
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18 thoughts on “Starry Night”
Very nice my friend.
Beautiful poem, klrs!
Star light . . . a trick of time and space. 😀
Perfect thoughts for the theme.
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! 🙂
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.
*stars* not stare!
Oh, and thank you for the lovely comments!
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!
It is amazing, eh?
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
Thanks so much — it was fun to dip my toes back into your weekly challenge!
Stars have that effect on me, Kathy 🙂 Lovely response to the theme!
Thanks, Kate, glad you enjoyed it.
Such a pretty poem.
Very lovely. You know, as soon as you say ‘starry night’, I can see it. This is a beautiful poem.
Thank you — much appreciated.