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Stars Whisper Back

May 30, 2015
By SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

I don’t know if anyone but
Astronomers and physicists
Go stargazing anymore.

And by stargazing I don’t mean
Looking up to see a sky and air pollution
And shadows and blurs and remnants
of what once was utter glory
I don’t mean passively looking
And counting;
Which is, though calming,
undoubtedly quite pointless
I don’t mean watching and not seeing
I most definitely do not mean
staring into the distance
to conversation’s effect

I do go stargazing.
Often with a friend or two.
They may or may not know what it
Truly encompasses
Here I shall put it before you

I walk and walk around to
discover areas where the sky
is by air and light
less defiled
then I lay down whether ‘tis
grass or cement
with my head granted quite a view.
A place such where these
Ethereal forms are clear and bright
And winking at me ever so subtly
I blush

As I hold them close,
Despite the distance of
A kazillion light years in between,
They make me feel more petite
And for the first time in forever,
feeling small is good.
For I lose myself in their immensity
Like when I was ten and would go to the sea
with my father and we would just stand
and I would dig my toes in deep
to brave a wave
and the Ocean would engulf me.
And all frights and flaws would crumble
And all pain dissolve

And I wonder endlessly,
Introspecting and inspecting.
I don’t just look I see,
I don’t just see I talk.

Then as I just lay there for hours
whispering my deepest darkest
fears into their fiery hearts
Sometimes I hear them murmur back
Often I do get answers

The author's comments:

A small attempt at describing the immense pleasure of stargazing.

Do you go stargazing? I'd love to hear of your experiences. 

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on Oct. 12 2015 at 4:22 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Stars are incredible, both for their mythology and the surreal reality of their existence. They're basically ghosts! It's funny, I just went stargazing with a friend this weekend. We couldn't find a way onto the football field and the streetlights were making it really hard to see, so we snuck onto some tennis courts and lay down there. It was amazing, so beautiful it was strange, like being a character in a novel. :)