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Star Gazer

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-15-2000 02:21 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Star Gazer

The night sky always beckons me
To stand and gaze at stars above
The wonders of the galaxy
Are there displaying endless love

The Milky Way in splendor shows
A spiral turning evermore
An aggregate of gas and dust
A hundred billion stars or more

And I a tiny living soul
Marvel at the magnitude
How can a mere and simple love
Continue to my heart elude

If God created all this splendor
Why not a simple task perform
Why not the one I love to come
And fill my arms with tender warm

We're like the rhythms of the stars
Celestial bodies floating free
In gravitational attraction
Yet you're light years away from me

The spiral rotates evermore
As months and years just pass me by
Why should it be so difficult
A simple lover's lullaby

Elizabeth Santos
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Christopher
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1 posted 01-15-2000 03:54 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

With a title such as this, I can hardly belive that this hasn't recieved a reply yet! And the poem more than meets the expectations!
However,
"And I a tiny living soul"
... I think not!
bsquirrel
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2 posted 01-15-2000 04:02 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Here's where my mind is at this late hour: when I saw the title, I immediately thought ''That was a pretty cool Apple //e game!'' What I REALLY meant was StarBlaster. But I'm rambling. A delicate, beautiful poem with the same sense of timeless spin I read in a poem a few days ago. My favorite line is the last one, because the poem is both opened up and closed at the same time. Skillful work.

Mike
HelmutB
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3 posted 01-15-2000 09:09 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Well I'm sorry but I just got up "Christopher" lol, just kidding.
The poem is wonderfull and so so (words don't fail me now) lovely, there it is.
I guess it's a bit early for me lol.
Thanks for such a lovely wake up Elizabeth
whiskey
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4 posted 01-15-2000 09:59 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This is WOnderful Liz, another masterpiece , Your so talented and a lovely person  
Nan
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5 posted 01-15-2000 11:00 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This poem is really great, Elizabeth... I can totally relate to it... the enigma of it all is quite astounding....
...and I'm gonna smack you, Christopher... I was sleeping at 3:00 am.....LOL..
Songbird
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6 posted 01-15-2000 01:33 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

Just beautiful as all of your poems are.
Meadowmuse
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7 posted 01-15-2000 01:43 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



Splendid writing, Elizabeth, and as always, a gentle theme. Nicely done  

Dear LadyClaire

Marge Tindal
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8 posted 01-15-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Elizabeth, my friend-

You 'star gazer' at 2:21 a.m. !
My muse had long before closed my eyes.
Well, the same stars gazed at me before
I counted sheep.
You amaze me, lady.
Such thoughts to befit a starry night.
I shall anxiously await the coming of
the night-filled with light.
~Marge~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Martie
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9 posted 01-15-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

The sea does not feel my toes dangleing
and the turning world hold me to her
for reasons of her own.

Such a question you pose to the stars Liz, one that I have asked myself.  Is it so much to ask for, one little love in all this vasteness?

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Artur Hawkwing
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10 posted 01-15-2000 03:39 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Elizabeth, my friend-

Such a lovely poem this is. I think not the distance between humans should be as the distance is between stars. I hope humans can be closer in distance than this. But the loveliness still rings a child-like wonder that I have noticed lost in my memories. I used to look at the stars every night when I was young and marvel at what God had done up there. Twas a blessed lullaby. Thank you Elizabeth.
Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 01-15-2000 05:51 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
This is in your singular style
And brought to me a grin, a smile.
We travel the paradox you and I
And will until we say goodbye.
Gods plan stretches from now till then,
Without the knowledge of where or when?
But one thought is what I can send.
Make happiness, your quest till the end.
Love Sy
Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 01-15-2000 07:52 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Christopher, if it meets your expectations, I'm ecstatic!. Thank you
Liz

Bsquirrel, would you rather I write a poem called "Star Blaster"? I'm glad you liked this one. Thank you

Helmut, thank you, I just discovered your wonderful web site. Great work and very enjoyable!
Liz

whiskey, I think you've got stars in your eyes, thank you for your sweet comments
Liz

Nan, I'll try to post earlier just for you. Thanks!
Liz

septsong, Thanks, but I need you to write the titles for me. hehe

meadowmuse, The word "splendid" from your pen makes my heart go "tick, tick, tick ..."
Thank you
Liz

Marge, It's too cold up here to be star gazing. Thank you, dear, very sweet comments
Liz

Martie, We think alike,beautiful response
Liz

Artur
Thank you for your lovely remarks.Nobody's that far apart these days, not with e-mails!
I enjoyed your response
Liz

Sy, Thank you for your little verse, very true up to the last line. I already am happy. But this poem is not really about me, it's just a bunch of words that flowed from the pen. Thanks
Love ya,
Liz
Rus Bowden
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13 posted 01-15-2000 09:02 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Liz,

Such a plea for love!  To open the universe and say:

If God created all this splendor
Why not a simple task perform
Why not the one I love to come
And fill my arms with tender warm


Marvelous

Rus
Denise
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14 posted 01-15-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks, Elizabeth, for always filling my mind with such beautiful pictures!!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 01-15-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you Rus for your nice comment
Glad you enjoyed the poem
Liz

Denise, You always have beautiful thoughts in your head
Liz
Astraea
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16 posted 01-15-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

Stars are a lovely thing to look at, they make you feel so small sometimes.  But they are even more special when you realize just what a gift they are.  Lovely poem.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

 
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