The Stars, May 29, 2011


 

The Stars

 

The stars, the stars

They twinkle in the night

Soft points of light

In the night sky

 

Such quiet presence

In the bright of day

Their glory hidden

In the light of day

 

The hours pass by

Till the sky darkens

A planet rises

A silent herald

 

Then one by one

The stars they wake

Till one by one

They fill the night

 

They cover the heavens

From north to south

From east to west

An endless sea

 

Such gems they are

White stones in the sky

Some hard, some soft

Some whole galaxies

 

Their number is unknown

Their stories untold

They wheel about

Like graceful dancers

 

The night wears on

Minute by minute

The stars dance on

To music unheard

 

Like a great ballet

They move across the stage

In slow moving grace

Till the east brightens

 

Then like a slow reverse

The stars bow graceful

And leave the stage

Until only one remains

 

May 29, 2011

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