Sunday, May 19, 2013

Stardust Memories


If the night is crystal clear
Lie back
And try to hear
The empty thoughts
Between the matter
Exploded and exposed
Flung like a spangled net
Sparkling in the sky
Mirror the twinkling
In your eyes
And remember
That you are
A star

Hello! I have been missing all of you and your poetry.  Life is finally settling back to normal, or this new variation of it.  Written for Poetry Jam where Mary invited us to write about crystals-and posted one of my very favorite songs :-)  poetryjaam.blogspot.com and for Poetry Pantry poetry blogroll.blogspot.com originally inspired by Kim's Wednesday prompt about our place in the universe, but couldn't get there before link closed.  Star thoughts courtesy of Neil Degrasse Tyson, and my son who made me listen to Neil's talk about why we are all linked to stars.  A lovely thought.

28 comments:

  1. A wonderful thought that we are all linked to the stars. I like where you took this. Glad to see you posting.

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    1. Hi Peggy!! Thank you it's nice to be back:-)

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  2. I love the idea of thinking that one is a star. Actually each of us IS in our own way, aren't we? We all are (hopefully) the twinkle in someone else's eyes....and a creature of the greater universe.

    So glad to see you back, Sara!

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    1. Hi Mary!! We are definitely all the twinkle in someone else's eyes. Like that thought. Thank you for the warm welcome :-)

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  3. Awww this is lovely and welcome back!

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  4. hey good to see something new by you...hope all is well...in the vastness of all creation you are a star...and have you place int eh sky...nice encouraging piece...

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    1. Hi Brian!! It felt great to write something new too:-).

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    1. Hi Ann!! Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it :-)

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  6. A lovely inspiring piece..I hope you are well.

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    1. Hi Ayala!! I am well and my father in law is much better. Thank you very much for your kind words :-)

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  7. Sometimes it can be hard to feel like a star, but looking at the night sky when I'm camping is exhilirating. Did you hear about the asteroid hitting the moon?

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    1. Hi Laurie!! Oh yes the night sky at a campout is the best! You almost can't see the darkness because its so full of stars :-)

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  8. SaraV,

    A very inspiring piece of writing. Something very celestial and perfect for Sunday reading!!

    Eileen

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    1. Hi Eileen!! I didn't think of it in relation to Sunday, I really like that-- thank you:-)

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  9. Your poetry reminds me of lyrics to one of my favorite R.E.M. songs 'All The Way to Reno - You're gonna be a star' // I enjoyed it.

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    1. Hi Helen!! Comparing my poetry to music is a great compliment. I love music and R.E.M. too:-)

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  10. I do believe we are linked to the stars; after all, they look at us, too! Love the meditative quality of this, Sara. Also reminded me of a song, "Lost In The Stars," about Africans feeling as though God had lost track of them, from Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the book, Cry, the Beloved Country.

    This touched my heart. Thanks for that. Amy

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    1. Hi Amy!! That's one of the best compliments you can give. Always love it if the poem touches heartstrings:-) Thank you

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  11. And try to hear
    The empty thoughts
    Between the matter
    Exploded and exposed
    Flung like a spangled net

    Empty thoughts can be lethal. Imperative we harness it or it gets out of hand! Nicely Sara!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank!! You're right empty thoughts can be dangerous. I was thinking more of the meditative emptiness, when they say " clear your mind" stars have that effect on me:-)

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  12. So good to see you back. Hope all is well! This is a perfect morning or night poem to read to oneself as a reminder to be that star!

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    1. Hi Robyn!! Things are much better, thank you:-) I like your idea of reading it to give you happy thoughts <3

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  13. ah you take us to the universe and then back to us...beautifully penned..i feel like i'm sparkling a bit now...smiles

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    1. Hi Claudia!! Thank you very much--sparkle on!! :-). I can see you sparkle too...

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  14. Love this!! We all sparkle on clear, dark nights. :)

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    1. Hi Rachel!! Thank you for joining in the sparkle fest :-)

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!