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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trust the Starlight

I need
the quiet of starlight
the twinkling of stars
to remind me
how vast and enduring
our universe is
and I am
only one small grain
in our great cosmos.

     This is a free verse poem.  If you look carefully you'll see it is only one sentence long.  Is this a "worthy" poem?  I don't know.  Are the line breaks in the best places? I don't know.  Is this poem "Done"? Probably not.  I'm going to have to sit with this poem a while longer to find out what it wants to be.  But for now I'm willing to share these few words with you because sometimes I think it is good to remember each of us is unique but we are all apart of something much greater than ourselves.  I don't have a poetry challenge for you today except to suggest that poetry is a way to capture your thoughts and share them with others.  Have a great day thinking.


  1. Replies
    1. Carol,
      This is getting interesting. I collect Bibles as well as dictionaries. I could have picked any one of a dozen to read Psalm 8 from, but the book I picked was THE WOMAN'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE, and now I learn that you are published with devotions in this book. I love learning that about you.
      Blessings, dear friend.

  2. Joy,

    Enjoy further thinking on this one. It is a reminder we all need to hear!

    1. Linda,
      It must have been something in the cosmos, several of the other Poetry Friday poems were about moonlight.