Distant Stars

Sometimes I stare at distant stars and dream,
lose myself in the glitter of their shine,
With the world upside down, the sky’s a stream,
the ground beneath our feet is steep incline.
But magic lives within a gold moonbeam
and soon I realize the great design.
The air is thin where distant stars reside,
each footstep falls within a measured stride.

6 comments

  1. We are not really so distant; nor are we as imperfect as we imagine; the design was set by a much higher hand than ours and despite the thinness of the air, we should take great comfort in that; just as I take comfort from your poetry.

    I regret that my brief time on this level will not allow me to ‘shake hands,’ with a far distant cousin, but it will come to pass

    Douglas.

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    • “the design was set by a much higher hand than ours and despite the thinness of the air, we should take great comfort in that”

      Douglas,

      thank you for those beautiful words!

      sarah

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  2. Hi Sarah

    What a beautiful finish to my afternoon here on a very warm day in southern Cal. This is so finely written. I love these lines , in particular,

    But magic lives within a gold moonbeam
    and soon I realize the great design.
    The air is thin where distant stars reside,
    each footstep falls within a measured stride

    the air may be thin where those distant stars dwell and keep us from making physical contact, but we make contact with our wishes, dreams, the constellated ideas of our imagination, which is , in itself, a universe playing counterpart to the one out there where the cold moonbeam and the stars glitter, beckoning us to spiritually and imaginatively blend together.

    So lovely!
    thank you!
    Wendy

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  3. hello sarah this is awesome formal craftsmanship and rhyme! I loved the play of feet and rhyme only a poet would get. I myself have been musing on “great design” and magic living in gold moon wow yes a little natural magic helps us ‘realize’–happy Friday eve,kallie

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    • Hi Kallie,

      This is an oldie that I wrote for the Ottava Rima challenge at our prior location. Thank you for your most appreciated response! Thank you, too, for being here!!!

      Sarah

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